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Brigadier

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Greetings, 

At first glance, this stateside ambulance would appear to be a GMC. But, looking at the hood (bonnet), it clearly is not a GMC.  Can anyone help me identify what chassis was used for this ambulance? 

US Ambulance unusual chassis ared.jpg

Thank you,

John A-G



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Renault, I think.



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James:
I thought "Renault," as well.  This photo, though, was taken in the United States.  The louvres on the side of the hood (bonnet, eh?) appear to be different on most Renaults I have been able to compare with this image. 

 

John

 



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In that case, how about the International "Slope Hood"?



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The shape of the radiator top between scuttle panel/bulkhead & hood seems more like a Renault than an IHC, to be honest.

And I've just read online that Renault was apparently "the best-selling foreign brand in New York in 1907 & 1908", so the company definitely had a presence in the US in the early 20th century.

The wheels are very similar to those seen on early war Renault armoured cars, too, so my money would be on a Renault.



-- Edited by 11th Armoured on Wednesday 14th of September 2022 01:02:08 PM

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Further to the above, I've just found this web-page, which has a photo that seems to show the same (or a very similar) ambulance, but from the other side - the caption claims it to be a Renault.

http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2016/02/rockwell-field-historically-important.html


Renault ambulance.JPG



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James and 11th Armoured. I am convinced! It is most likely a Renault. Thank you, so much for the sleuthing!

John

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