Reader Frank D. sent me this snapshot asking if I could identify the make, model and year of this car, and the origin of its license plate. I’m a bit busy this morning, so I’ll pass the question over to you all.
I think you have it.
Just a guess on the license plate, but 1948 Alabama might fit.
Alabama’s numbering sequence had that small “C” – and the characters on the top of the plate seem to match as well. If so, I believe the “1” on the featured plate would indicate Jefferson County (i.e., the Birmingham area).
What are those characters above the plate? I see a mongoose and several musical notes?
I have no idea — license plate toppers were very common back then, such as the one below.
This one promotes Birmingham, but there were infinite designs of these things:
Frank, can we get the backstory on the photo? Who is it and what are they holding?
The photo is not mine, and I have no real info on it – just trying to assist someone who is trying to ID the vehicle in a different forum (thanks to those who have offered some insights here).
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