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#932376 - 5th Mar 2015 9:30pm Old Car Photo
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Hi everyone, I am curious if anyone on here could shed some light on this old photo i am restoring /re framing at the moment.
The badge on the side of the car seems to say alpine? and i am guessing 1950s America?? maybe celebs?

Any help would be welcome thanks.


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#932383 - 5th Mar 2015 10:01pm Re: Old Car Photo [Re: petzl]
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Think that says alpina on the side which means it could be a BMW maybe


Edited by lansyp (5th Mar 2015 10:02pm)

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#932389 - 5th Mar 2015 10:36pm Re: Old Car Photo [Re: petzl]
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Defo not an alpina, the alpina was founded in 1964 this car is older.


Edited by TheComputerLab (5th Mar 2015 10:37pm)

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#932391 - 5th Mar 2015 10:47pm Re: Old Car Photo [Re: petzl]
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Just googled early sunbeam alpine, I would say that is what it is looking at the google images.

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#932392 - 5th Mar 2015 10:51pm Re: Old Car Photo [Re: petzl]
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Just had a thought, the couple could be my mum and dad, they had an alpine. Oh no sorry that was an alpine pop wagon smile

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#932393 - 5th Mar 2015 10:52pm Re: Old Car Photo [Re: petzl]
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#932394 - 5th Mar 2015 10:53pm Re: Old Car Photo [Re: Dilly]
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Originally Posted By: Dilly
Just googled early sunbeam alpine, I would say that is what it is looking at the google images.


That is what i was thinking too ... maybe a mk1 Sunbeam alpine ???

there is a much larger version of this pic on my flikr feed with more detail

https://www.flickr.com/photos/25837525@N06/16698106026/

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#932395 - 5th Mar 2015 10:58pm Re: Old Car Photo [Re: fillbo]
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Originally Posted By: fillbo



Yay ! It certainly looks like it - i didnt realise the old Sunbeams were so big ... is the background Washington ?

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#932580 - 7th Mar 2015 9:34am Re: Old Car Photo [Re: petzl]
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Or it could be Florence Italy in the background

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#932590 - 7th Mar 2015 11:13am Re: Old Car Photo [Re: petzl]
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It looks like a view down the Tuscany valley from the Piazzale Michelangelo towards the cathedral, Il Duomo di Firenze. Which is basically what Tonif said - sorry, didnt notice your post till I checked mine.


Edited by GeeMeister (7th Mar 2015 11:15am)

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#932593 - 7th Mar 2015 11:30am Re: Old Car Photo [Re: tonif]
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The Cathedral is almost certainly St Peter's in Rome

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#932653 - 7th Mar 2015 4:58pm Re: Old Car Photo [Re: petzl]
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Nice one Diggin' its almost from the same angle.

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#932681 - 7th Mar 2015 7:24pm Re: Old Car Photo [Re: petzl]
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They look like a pair of film stars. Maybe Rude could ask granddad, he may know.
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#932751 - 8th Mar 2015 10:53am Re: Old Car Photo [Re: petzl]
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I am really impressed that "diggingdeeper" found not only the location but also a picture from almost the exact same place ...

Thanks for help !

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#932833 - 8th Mar 2015 4:10pm Re: Old Car Photo [Re: petzl]
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Originally Posted By: petzl
I am really impressed that "diggingdeeper" found not only the location but also a picture from almost the exact same place ...

Thanks for help !


Its a disease - I can't resist a challenge, you've no idea how annoyed/frustrated I am that I haven't identified the individuals as yet, both of them are celebrities I recognise. I've checked all the Eva Gardener and Susan Hayward pictures to see if they had a slightly different "look" at some time, both have similarities but this girl has a bit of SE Europe look (imho)

I'm a bit concerned at that Sunbeam being in Italy, it would be a very rare event in the 1950's so the picture may be an overlay.
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