Fascinating picture, thank you Ian.
I'm struggling to identify the sedan in the left foreground. It kind looks
39-40 Ford, but the chrome trim on the bonnet doesn't look right. It isn't
a GM car, as the Chev/Pontiac/Buick/Oldsmobiles looked different.It's true
that the cars in the photo are imported, but it's a more or less thing. The
GM cars, as most of the others, were imported as chassis with a firewall
and all the tin and components forward of the windscreen, with an
Australian-made body fitted. Tariffs made the importation of complete cars
cost prohibitive, so we made enough of each car that it escaped the tariff.
Here's my Holden-bodied 1940 Pontiac Silver Arrow, one of 480 built. It's a
lovely car to drive; it feels like taking a big leather lounge for a drive!
On Thursday, 22 October 2020 at 10:03:54 UTC+11 ian_saxon wrote:
> Attached is a photo of an O class tram at the corner of Market & Pitt
> Streets in 1947. It looks like a newspaper photo but I have no details.
> I have posted it because it shows the types of road vehicles in 1947 (all