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Maxwell Jasper Green’s Auto Repair Shop – The Euclid Garage – Part III

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Today we are back with a pair of photos from the Maxwell Jasper Green collection showing a very interesting mystery car. Max and his brothers, having been in the automobile salvage business, may have built this car out of the parts of others as they did with another special that we will share with you soon. The only parts on this car that we thought looked familiar are the Mercer-like seats and the Mercedes-style front axle which was also used on the Simplex, but it turns out not to be the exact shape as that one.

We are asking our readers help us identify the origin of any of the visible parts of this car which may point us to something to investigate further. Note the double-drop frame that was used by more than a few makers in the early ‘teens and the novel positioning of a pair of pressure pumps on the very top of the cowl. The brothers were located in Cleveland, Ohio so there is also the possibility that this car may have been raced in the area. This may help in the identification. You can look back on earlier photos of The Euclid Garage courtesy of Neil Young.

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3 Responses to Maxwell Jasper Green’s Auto Repair Shop – The Euclid Garage – Part III

  1. Ariejan Bos says:

    The high and narrow radiator shell seems to point at late ’10s or early ’20s, as do the US tires (I mean the brand!), with a tread pattern of 1917 or maybe later. The front axle is indeed Simplex-like, but I can’t find the strongly curved ends on any other car. Strange are the steering heads with the very short steering knuckle pins, which would seem to me to be very unstable at high speeds (although I must admit that I’m not a technical specialist!). On the side view photo the guy in the middle seems to be somewhat discouraged: I can imagine that if your car has at least two flats!

  2. Auto Electric says:

    It’s funny how, even a century ago, men were tinkering with cars and designing customized autos. What an interesting piece of history! Thanks for sharing these photos.

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