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Period pictures - German Coachbuilt Model A

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by James D, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. James D
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    Bet you never saw one of these before!

    Found this three post cards while looking round a fleamarket. Seems like they are some promotional cards given away at a motorshow by the coachbuilder - Ludewig Brothers in Essen. I had to look twice to even see what this was, but sure enough, behind those grille bars is a `30 - `31 grille shell. The fenders look semi original too.

    Certainly an interesting example of how it was done, back in the day. I can´t see that anyone would do this to a Model A now, which is a pity. Its more "custom" or "sports car" than anything else. Look at the way the running boards kick up behind the fenders, but don´t meet them. And the way its channelled so as to lose the panels between the running boards and the body. And those wheels! I thought they were just covers at first, but they´re not. Anyone see a set of these before? 1931s version of "dubs" possibly?

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    What do you think?
     
  2. davesville
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    james i think there is more to this than meets the eye
     
  3. James D
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    How so? These aren´t photoshopped if thats what you´re thinking. I have the original cards in front of me.
     
  4. davesville
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    i didnt mean it that way james.there is no question this is the original card i meant this in regard to the car maybe a400 modified thanks for youre previous help dave
     
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  5. oldandkrusty
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    I generally dislike Model A's, but this is one trhat I would like to have in my garage - with a few mods, of course!!!
     
  6. alchemy
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    Grille is 28-9 A, front fenders are 30-1 A, and rear fenders have a 32 look to them.
     
  7. James D
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    You´re right about that grille. I was wondering of the doors are from some other old German car perhaps. Would have saved them a lot of trouble for sure.
     

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