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Ed's Roadster No. 2

Ed's Roadster No. 2

Second Photo of Ed's, as yet unidentified, Roadster, this time there's a young woman at the wheel.

This was taken somewhere in Los Angeles CA, probably in the 1920's

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Roadster 1 & 2 again

Good eye, TomVet. I think you're correct. That does leave me wondering why the passenger side door handle was removed when the body was rebuilt.

Roadster 1 & 2

This appears to be the same car in different incarnations. The headlights, radiator, engine cover, front and rear fenders, running boards, front and rear bumpers, and wheels are all the same in both pics.

The differences seem to be the body work at the rear compartment, the tires and the radiator cap/hood ornament. Possibly also the windshield mounted spotlight, but there's a lot of confusing background in that area on both photos so it's difficult to get a good comparison of the hardware there.

It certainly looks like a California custom job to this East Coast guy.

Not a roadster

This is definitely not the same automobile as the one in the "Ed's Roadster No. 1" photo. This one has a rear passenger compartment, a completely different rear end, etc. Also, this one wouldn't have been called a "roadster" at the time; probably either "phaeton" or "touring car". If it was called a phaeton, then it was a dual cowl phaeton, referring to the bulkhead and windshield separating the driver and rear passengers.

Ed's Roadster

Actually I'm not sure if this is the same car as Ed's Roadster No 1, if it is then it had some modifications done between here and there.

Edit: The confusion was my fault for not paying close attention, the pictures were from the same album and I assumed the same car, not at all on second look.

This picture had something written on the border that I couldn't quite make out, I now think it says Me and Mine (i.e. Ed has his Roadster, and I have my own car)

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