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finster Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:03 am

1948 convoy of cars for switzerland


circa 1956



finster Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:23 am

gotta keep the traffic cops sweet... 1952 hagen

hagen 56




kubel truck


finster Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:24 am

berlin


post war kubel in the saarland



on the mosel


finster Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:50 am


finster Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:27 am


aa390392 Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:02 am

Great batch of photos..tough times in Europe, postwar.

Randolph_Carter Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:30 am

finster wrote:

A Volkswagen and a... ?

KTPhil Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:43 am

Randolph_Carter wrote: finster wrote:

A Volkswagen and a... ?

That grille makes it look like a cartoon from "Cars."

finster Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:30 pm

for some reason I think it might be a fiat 1100 special - the full sequence of photos is here
https://www.vintagevolks.it/2013/08/internationale-oesterreichische_19.html
meanwhile granny says 'who cares about overheating!'

Jacks Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:38 pm

Look at the clothes they are wearing, layers and hats. I think Granny (and the VW) will be ok :D

Blue Baron Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:42 pm


finster Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:19 am



finster Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:20 am

Jacks wrote: Look at the clothes they are wearing, layers and hats. I think Granny (and the VW) will be ok :D

but granny isn't running up and down the alpine roads!

René R. Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:13 am


Blue Baron Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:24 am


52 split Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:55 am

the pic posted by ktphil, is that convertible a 4 door car. roof looks wider.

finster Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:15 am

if you mean the one posted by me, with the cabrio on the left, yes it appears to be one of the police type convertibles - maybe an austro-tatra as the hood irons are visible and it has vienna plates

Who.Me? Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:32 am

finster wrote: if you mean the one posted by me, with the cabrio on the left, yes it appears to be one of the police type convertibles - maybe an austro-tatra as the hood irons are visible and it has vienna plates


What was the rationale behind the Police convertibles? Did they make them so the rear seat passengers could bail out quickly if they had to give chase?

They seem like they'd be unusually cold and uncomfortable in a German winter, particularly in the hard winters of the 40s and 50s. And even more so where they had canvas doors.

Seems odd that they'd make Police cars that didn't protect the officers from the elements.

finster Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:16 am

^^ I think the idea was that the occupants could be seen and also, as you say, jump out quickly. four of these large caps would fill up a saloon. as for the elements - people were tougher then...

ach, scheisse!

Blue Baron Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:35 pm




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