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QAlan Turner sent in an old pic­ture of a car, which we fea­tured in our Novem­ber Over To You. He was try­ing to iden­tify the make and the reg­is­tra­tion area of the num­ber plate.

AtoAWe had a lot of re­sponses to this query. Thank you John East­man, Dave Wort­ley and Sylvia Green who all wrote in to us to say it was a Bean car. John says: “The car is a ‘Bean’ 11.9hp which was in­tro­duced at the 1919 Mo­tor Show. NW 2794 would prob­a­bly have been reg­is­tered be­tween 1920 and 1926. The dis­tin­guish­ing mark is the ‘horse­shoe’-shaped head­light bracket.” He’s tracked down a web­site that pro­vides more in­for­ma­tion at www.his­to­ry­web­site. co.uk/Mu­seum/Trans­port/Cars/Bean.

Dave sug­gests: “To find out more about the car you could con­tact web­mas­ter@bean­car­club.org,” adding: “I can­not find the reg­is­tra­tion num­ber on the DVLA web­site but it could be still lan­guish­ing in some­one’s garage some­where.”

Sylvia con­tacted the sec­re­tary of the Bean Car Club, who says: “The car is a Bean 11.9 and the Bean Car Club has records of about 20 sur­viv­ing 11.9s although some of those have not been heard of for many years and may not still ex­ist.

“The ra­di­a­tor, to­gether with the Lion on the ra­di­a­tor badge, are clearly vis­i­ble. There is no ques­tion about it be­ing an 11.9hp Bean. The wheel hubs and strange mount­ing of the side­lights are char­ac­ter­is­tic of the 11.9. Bean.

“The first cars were not built un­til 1919 so the pic­ture is a lit­tle later than sug­gested. NW was a Leeds reg­is­tra­tion.”

Our read­ers have helped iden­tify this car as a Bean 11.9 from the 1920s

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