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Old 07-25-2019, 08:58:03 PM
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Hi all,

I have had this thing at my house for a couple years now, and am hoping for some ideas in identifying it so I can advertise it and sell it.
I am guessing it is from an English sports car. It is very narrow, only about 38 ins wide and 13 ins high.
Note the screw pattern at corners. I am guessing it is British, but I am not sure. Any help appreciated.

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Default Re: Help Identify Mystery Windscreen

It's likely off a closed car , because it isn't self supporting. My best guess would be something like a '47 Sunbeam Talbot, but the lower corners are a bit different.

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Default Re: Help Identify Mystery Windscreen

Thanks for the insight on the windshield. I see what you mean about being from a closed car, I agree for sure.

it is really narrow, being only a shade over three feet wide.

There used to be a lot of English car in my town, I guess this is a relic from one of them.
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Your windshield looks very much like one for a Ford Prefect from the late 40s to early 50s. These were one of the more common English imports.

The red vehicle started out as a 1950 Prefect but was somewhat modified about 50 years ago - I use it very often.
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Jack, it sure does look like the Prefect part!

Too bad, because that's a pretty ho-hum car but hopefully someone needs a new windscreen frame.

I'll try to find more images to confirm.
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Jack, whats the black car in the background in the third picture? I was going to say 35 ford, but from what i can see of the grille its not a 35 ford.
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Tracy, it is a 1938 Hudson Terraplane Utility Coupe. Actually the only 38 known to survive.
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Jack you are killing me, a checker too!
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