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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:25 am    Post subject: Swedish coachbuilt Reply with quote

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Is this a one-of-a-kind coachbuilt or was it built on drawings available for anyone to acquire in the 1950ís?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know the answer to your question but I like the car. Any more info on this one?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting doors and glass house. What do the plans say?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OH MY GOD THAT IS THE COOLEST VW COACHBUILT I'VE SEEN! Like seriously. CAPS were nessecary there. I Can't wait till this is finished!!! Shocked Shocked Cool Cool

Like seriously, I didn't just comment and exit, I came back to edit my post and say that this is a seriously cool opportunity to rebuild what looks like a great crazy 50's concept.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that an aircraft canopy?
Cool car, it really needs to be finished.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IIIA-0426 wrote:
Interesting doors and glass house. What do the plans say?

One tilts the hood up to step into the driverís seat almost like a Mercedes-Benz 300SL gull-wing, except the hood rests at the underneath of the right side and vice versa if you step into the passengerís side.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

James D wrote:
Is that an aircraft canopy?
Cool car, it really needs to be finished.

The Plexiglass canopy is shaped/molded by the builder himself and fully integrated with the doors.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MDKG wrote:
I don't know the answer to your question but I like the car. Any more info on this one?

This car was actually up for grabs until yesterday when it was up for auction at an Internet based estate sale. Seriously I haven't a clue who bought it. I thought it looks pretty cool though and wanted to share it with you guys Very Happy !

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Obviously a HEAVY 356 influence. I wonder who got it. Or is it still up for auction? In fact, the nose, rear window and decklid look to be straight out of a 356.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

was sold for $8883,50 or 66000sek last week...... Itīs so ugly itīs beatuiful in som stange way........

http://www.kvd.se/objekt/objekt_all_info.php?objektnr=473215
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to the auction company this VW is a coach-built from the 1950ís by a Swedish engineer. The original drawings have been preserved. It was never completed and hasnít run since 1960. The body is made of hand shaped aluminium and the canopy is made of ľ inch thick Plexiglass.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Cool Cool
Someone really did an outstanding job. It's too bad it never has been finished. There must be more known about this car. Wonder who bought it?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Slam it on Earlies"

Still pretty cool.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The chassis appears to be a late 1949 chassis.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

very very cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what else is hiding in europes garages? what could be hiding? some great stuff has surfaced this yr alone
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was bought by Christian Grundmann...









just joking Christian...

Sure seems like you are the only person on the planet buying interesting VW's though!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ace, Gary! To the Duomobile!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A number of details would indicate this is a handbuilt car and not coachbuilt .A coachbuilt car would include a placard fastened to a panel installed early in the build indicating the builder (Barker , Mulliner , Vanden Plas , Hooper , Park Ward etc , the revision number , the construction method (superleggera, etc). The seams would indicate the car was not planned to be metal finished as the early HEB # 00006 , where some body filler was acceptable to the manufacturer . The greenhouse is clearly relative aero engineering of the time period .This appears to be a "one of" handbuilt . This is far more rare than a coachbuilt . Congratulations and good luck .

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We really need to find out who built and designed this....this will greatly add or detract to/from it's value.

eg...if it were just some guy playing around with a VW chassis, then this car will belong to the same class as all of the other homebuilts and VW kit cars of the era....one of a kind but not extremely valuable.
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