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What is this car?

Post by Randy R. » Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:38 pm

Anybody know what type of vehicle this is? This is a picture of one of my wife's patients who passed last year. He is the man on the left. His name is Harold Farber and he was a Surgeon in France and Germany. His Field Hospital was nearly over run at the Battle of the Bulge. Dr. Farber later became the top cardiac Surgeon at Reading Hospital in Reading Pa. Truly a great guy. The car looks like a civilian car that was militarized. I love the black out light and marker light on the fender. Also note the hood # starting with an X.
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1942 GPW 17699 Rehomed
1942 MB 127260 BRT
1943 GPW 112450
1944 Dodge WC 52
1947 CJ2A
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Re: What is this car?

Post by gerrykan » Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:03 pm

It looks like a militarized Fiat Topolino.

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Re: What is this car?

Post by Randy R. » Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:46 pm

Mystery solved, Thaks for posting the picture. That is one cool looking car!
1942 GPW 17699 Rehomed
1942 MB 127260 BRT
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1944 Dodge WC 52
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Post by Nick Johns » Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:31 pm

The French car company Simca also built the Fiat car under licence as the Simca 8
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Re: What is this car?

Post by AVG » Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:21 am

I love the mounting of the blackout light! 8)
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Re: What is this car?

Post by Gordon_M » Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:58 am

The "X" in the serial normally designates a vehicle that was donated for army use, or impressed, or captured, though I have seen it on ordinary US jeeps that were being used by other organisations in the UK, like Red Cross and so on.
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