About Quiz #367: 1916/1917 Daniels Model A Tourer Is Here


This photo brought to us by Gunnar Geijer was consumed Norway, nothing more is recognized, except for the regisitration C-78. Unfortunately, caused by a technical mishap, part of the solution was published to those who checked smartphone or tablet. Which makes it fairly impossible to judge the 27 answers inside an honest way. However some things are sure. It is not a Yale, not just a Cole, not really a King, not really a Cadillac and also no La Fayette. Twenty two competitors named Daniels. See full results here.

Sender in the photo Gunnar Geier – who is restoring a Daniels – added: There are not many left. In the circa 2500 built below 20 appears to have survived. Some 30 years ago I bought the sad remains of the oldest known Daniels, a 1916 seven passenger dual phaeton (chassis #164), the same as the one about the picture. It would appear that at least three early cars made their way to Scandinavia (editor: another source says thirteen cars came to Norway) . One restored 1917 model is at the Tekniska Museet in Oslo, Norway. The engine from the car about the picture is a scrap yard in Norway as well as the third “car” is mine.

Aleksander Langsaether (family of Kjetil? ) adds to the history of the car C-78. This particualr car was owned by Mr. E. Th. Lindboe.

Because of the issue with pre-publication we have chosen to announce this weeks winner to be Ole Kristian Haugen. He restored the museum car and gave soem nice details: The high weight combined with two-wheel brakes gave us some scary moments, though It is a heavy beast to operate in traffic, better in the open road. Also scaring is the petrol consumption greater than 30 l/100 km. The ca 6,5 -litre Herschell-Spillman engine has double ignition by an Atwater-Kent distributor and magneto. The front axle is by Timken.