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finster Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:02 am

kubel truck


not sure if original or movie set...

Blue Baron Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:54 am

It doesn't look real. It looks like a very good digitization, maybe for a video game.

Also, the center cutout of the Kubel rim is round, which is a giveaway.

finster Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:12 am

hadn't clocked the wheel centres! looked too clean and crisp to me so I was suspicious. if it's a digitisation - jeez it's getting scary. fake history follows shortly...

update - just checked back to the source of the photo and the guy who posted it is standing by the drivers door and hasn't aged a bit - also thinking the wheels could be land-rover ones.

EverettB Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:20 pm





Ponies on the attack, watch out

KTPhil Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:31 pm

EverettB wrote:
Ponies on the attack, watch out

Fortunately, the car only has 25 ponies.

finster Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:52 am

wow very early uk reg car - driving back from the factory or Pons?

banana split Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:26 am

EverettB wrote:



Ponies on the attack, watch out

Pre '49 for sure! And customized with a 2 tone paint job, chromed banana bumpers, nipple hub caps, tail lights and popes nose :D

EverettB Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:39 am

Thanks, I was wondering what year it was given the hubcaps...

finster Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:59 am

yes, chrome 'nipple' hub caps place it about '47 and the first 'export' cars. I wonder if it is anything connected with a man called Colborne Baber who dealt with the first cars in the uk and even converted them to rhd...for an extra 15 quid!



a well known car in the uk is JLT420 a two tone blue 47 beetle that was owned by colborne baber himself.

Blue Baron Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:43 pm

I was thinking the same thing. It looks like the same car.

Blue Baron Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:14 pm


finster Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:09 am

still from film 'the man who finally died'


Blue Baron Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:12 pm

Pogel wrote:

Blue Baron Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:13 pm


finster Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:47 am

just stumbled across these photos of two(?) 1949 coupes built by Karl Meier (Kamei) and Heinrich Schwen and funded by Peter Lorenz.


Blue Baron Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:00 pm


Blue Baron Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:39 pm

KdF-Wagen on display in Nürnberg, Germany, in August, 1938. The car is pictured with its SS security detail, along with traditional "folk maidens."

notchboy Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:38 pm


KTPhil Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:15 pm

notchboy wrote:

Did they all fit in that Beetle?

kpf Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:26 pm

notchboy wrote:
Is that a custom roll-back roof?



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