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Not really the right place for this question I'm sure, but I saw this old rusty car on a bushwalk (in Australia) and wondered what it was. Anyone know?

Rusty old car

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    Ummm, whomever voted to close this as primarily opinion based needs to rethink what's an opinion. Just because you can not identify this vehicle, doesn't mean someone else cannot. No opinion needed, just some savvy Google skills (if I do say so myself) and an eye for detail. I can give you at least five points of reference in this picture which corresponds to my answer below. – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 May 25 '15 at 19:19
  • Thanks for your answer which looks spot on. I did do a Google image search but gave up after a few pages. – johna May 25 '15 at 22:14
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That appears to be a Ford Prefect:

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( ... or what's left of it ... )

EDIT: To tell you what tipped the scales for me as to why this is a Ford Prefect (and at Josh Caswell's suggestion), I'll add the things I looked at which gave me this as my answer.

  • Looking at the shape of the rear window. Curved at the back while straight, yet slanted forward on the leading edge.
  • Drip rails coming from the front of the vehicle until just over (to the end) of the opening for the rear window.
  • Shape of the rear fender.
  • Rear fender being a separate piece from the body.
  • Rolled body line just above the rear fender.
  • Body line at the middle of the car (on the side), which extends from the front of car until almost the rear of the car, with a sloping fade to it at the end.
  • @JoshCaswell - While I basically agree with your sentiment, it doesn't make it off-topic or primarily opinion based. We have had other ID questions before which were well received (or at least were upvoted). I can really only think of three such questions (including this one) since I've joined. It's not like we get inundated with them. – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 May 25 '15 at 20:15
  • Surely you can tell what year it was made from that photo too? :) – johna May 25 '15 at 22:25
  • @John - It must be a '49. Only one it (cough) could be. – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 May 25 '15 at 22:29

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