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Old 2nd November 2007, 06:03   #1756
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ID:385 looks like 1970's Buick GS

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Old 2nd November 2007, 07:42   #1757
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ID 385 is Chevrolet chevelle SS 396, if im right then this model had a lot of editions like the L-78 which is a convertible and also a sport coupe and malibu..
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ID:385 looks like 1970's Buick GS
Right answer jayz, its the 1970 Buick GS



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right answer buddy..well done...
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ID 386

Heres one of my favorites. And no, it isn't a Porsche 356.



While it is coachbuilt, there were plenty produced, near identical, so I figure it qualifies. Below is my father standing with 9 of them

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Old 3rd November 2007, 00:19   #1761
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rometsch? on a vw platform? nose is different though... could be hebmuller? or glaser
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Nope, this isn't a Rometsch, Heb, or a Glaser. The Hebmuller shared the same front end as the Beetle, and the Rometch was much sleeker in design.
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ID 386

Heres one of my favorites. And no, it isn't a Porsche 356.
While it is coachbuilt, there were plenty produced, near identical, so I figure it qualifies. Below is my father standing with 9 of them

Are they Reutter built Porsche 356 Cabriolets?

Reutter Karosserie was one of the coachbuilders Porsche contracted to build bodies for the 356. When Porsche's facilities in Gmünd, Austria were found insufficient for their volume production motives, they rented a corner of Reutter Karosserie's factory in Stuttgart, Germany and moved in.

Another prominent Porsche coachbuilder was Glaser Karosserie.

In late 1949, Reutter was contracted to construct five hundred Porsche 356 coupe bodies while Glaser was to do the 356 convertibles. Although Reutter was contracted to built only 356 coupes, they ended up producing cabriolets also.

Reutter eventually sold out to Porsche in the early 1960s. While Porsche had once thought 500 instances of the 356 body were enough, they ended up selling 5000 of them.

There were also Porsche 365 versions built by Beutler Karroserie of Thün, Switzerland, for Porsche. Porsche's affair with coachbuilders originally started in 1949. The Beutler brothers (Gebrüder Beutler) built six 356/2 cabriolets while Porsche was still in Gmünd, Austria.

They actually hand-formed aluminum bodies. The Gmünd coupes and the Wendler Spyders, had aluminum bodies that were formed upon wooden ‘body bucks’. But the artisans at Beutler formed the bodies free-hand !

OT: This brings back a fond memory. From my hotel Maritim in Stuttgart, I remember taking a train to Neuwirtshaus (Porscheplatz) seven years ago in 2000. Their showroom (Porsche Zentrum Stuttgart) was at Zuffenhausen, Porschestraße 42. A short walk led to Porsche Museum, Porscheplatz 1, Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. It was a one-hall museum celebrating the million or so Porsches built since 1948.

There was a 1½ hr factory tour, following the production process from the drawing board to rigorous testing of each new 911 engine and paint shop with choice of 2,000 custom colors. All Aluminum and Stainless Steel and rich in advanced technology.

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Old 5th November 2007, 09:25   #1764
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Heres one of my favorites. And no, it isn't a Porsche 356.
ID 386 is an early 50s Dannenhauer und Stauss Cabriolet, based on VW running gear. More here.

Wheelspin Sept 2001

Many customers found the measly 36hp engine to be underpowered, and opted for a Porsche engine instead, which was practically a direct fit, much like this car I snapped at the same show.



Incidentally, VW owns an mint example of the Dannenhauer, displayed at their Museum at Wolfsburg, and regularly displayed at shows the world over. I was fortunate to see it in Germany, as a few weeks later the car met with a bad accident and was completely destroyed.


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ID 349 is a 54 Swallow Doretti. Coachbuilt on Standard mechanicals.
An unfortunate update on ID 349, the lovely Swallow Doretti.

Obituary - Dorothy Dean
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ID:387
What year, make and model is this cream and black four door sedan?



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ID 387: 1951 Oldsmobile Rocket 88.



A successor to the 1950 Futuramic 98, 1950 Rocket 98.
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Default ID:387; 1952 Oldsmobile Super "88" Deluxe 4 door sedan

Very good. Kiran.
Oldsmobile is right.
88 is right.

"Rocket" is not correct.
Rocket is the name of the engine. The Rocket-88 was the engine not the car. That's only advertising copy.

The model year is not correct.

ID:387 is a 1952 Oldsmobile Super "88" DeLuxe 4 Door Sedan

Check out the little centrepiece in the grille (new for 1952) which was not there on the 1951s.


Small trim items changed from 1951 to 1952.

Americans in the old days made so many variants and models each year,
that close enough is not good enough.

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Ok here is one from my side
ID:388 guess the year and model
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ID 388 is a 1951 Talbot Logo T-26 Grand Sport coupe with coachwork by Saoutchik.

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