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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:26 pm    Post subject: The Frua Volkswagen Reply with quote

Email sent to me today. If you know the present location of this vehicle, please contact the person below.

I am sending shots I made back in 1960 here in Jacksonville of Mr. Hubert Brundage’s Frua bodied VW beetle. Mr. Brundage, as you may know, was the Volkswagen Distributor for the Southeastern United States, as well as a Volkswagen and Porsche (Brumos Porsche) dealer in Jacksonville. He had Frua do a custom body for the VW to show Volkswagen that a modern design could be created for the beetle chassis.

For 2009, we (The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance) will be featuring custom bodied VW’s, and I’d like to find the Frua car (if it still exists). My question is, does anybody you know have this car or know where it is, as we’d like to include it in the display. Any help you can extend that would result in locating this car would be very much appreciated.

Bill Warner
Founder and Co-Chairman
The Amelia Island concours d'Elegance Foundation
3016 Mercury Road South
Jacksonville, Florida 32207
[email protected]

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that a Heb wannbe behind in the pic?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found this link from Scott's blog site with more pics. of the car.
Arrow http://www.pietro-frua.de/italsuisse/1960_vw.htm

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

slammed on earlies? big 2L? would be nice
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those are some of the nicest pictures I've seen of the Frua VW. I'd be very interested to know if it still exists, would love to get a close look at it, but I kind of doubt it's still around.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

johnshenry wrote:
Is that a Heb wannbe behind in the pic?


I was wondering if it was the Maier roadster, the one that Randy Carlson had for sale a while back, based on a '55 Karmann? Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neil Davies wrote:
johnshenry wrote:
Is that a Heb wannbe behind in the pic?


I was wondering if it was the Maier roadster, the one that Randy Carlson had for sale a while back, based on a '55 Karmann? Confused


The one Randy had wasn't a Maier... It was custom built in the US...
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hebster52 wrote:
Neil Davies wrote:
johnshenry wrote:
Is that a Heb wannbe behind in the pic?


I was wondering if it was the Maier roadster, the one that Randy Carlson had for sale a while back, based on a '55 Karmann? Confused


The one Randy had wasn't a Maier... It was custom built in the US...


What is the latest update on that car...anyone?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

johnshenry wrote:
Is that a Heb wannbe behind in the pic?


Were they already 'faking' them in 1960? Weird.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

big wavos wrote:
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Found in the gallery Wink

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice touch! and even the "heb" in the back is slammed on smoothies... Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doesn't the car look sorta like a Corvair of the same period?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

r39o wrote:
Doesn't the car look sorta like a Corvair of the same period?

I was thinking the same thing. Looks like a Corvair mated with a Volvo.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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r39o wrote:
Doesn't the car look sorta like a Corvair of the same period?

I was thinking the same thing. Looks like a Corvair mated with a Volvo.


Eawww.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was bored in class when i photoshoped that pic yesterday.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 8:15 am    Post subject: Sweeet Reply with quote

I like the lowered look...

The car in the backround looks to me like a Moto Torino.

The 55 mystery car I had was fitted with a fiberglass top and the profile was different than the one in the photo...plus, I dont think it ever made it down to Florida...it was in PA and NJ area its whole life.

The car is in the hands of a fellow who is apparantly restoring it. I havent heard much from him since he bought it a few years back. I really wanted to restore that car myself...but I guess it wasnt meant to be...had to sell it to raise a little cash for our move at the time. It was fun while I had it though...bringing it to the VW Classic was awesome.

The Frua is very cool...I dare say I would leave it stock though.

And VW Coachbuilts at Amelia Island...dreamy. Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did the Frua ever turn up? Hemmings did a page on Frua in Sports & Exotics a few months back.

Also - Randy (or anyone) - Have you heard anything about your old coachbuilt? I bet a bunch of us have been waiting for it to hit the scene, but have not heard anything.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive not seen anything on the Frua or on my old 55 Heb-ish convertible...it has been a long time now...probably 7 or 8 years ago now...you would think it would be done by now!

The Moto Torino that was in the background of the Frua photos though...it has now changed hands. I helped facilitate the sale of it from the previous owner in Florida to a collector in London...it now shares space with some real Hebmullers (yes...plural) and some other great cars.
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