Thursday, June 28, 2018

in 1949 the Reimann brothers built their own sports car, the Porscheli, from the remains of a Kübelwagen Type 82, since in East Germany there was no way to buy such luxury.



a Kübelwagen Type 82, or what was left of it


they did not have the tools, the workshop or the money to build a sports car body, so they went to ask for help from a body shop, the Arno Lindner Karrosserie and Fahrzeugbau


But there were no sheet metal supplies, so, innovating as they must, they recycled 15 Ford truck hoods, also abandoned after the war, to build the body. They welded several of the pieces together to create panels, which were subsequently molded on the frame.

https://www.clarin.com/autos/asombrosa-historia-porsche-alemania-comunista_0_BkxZpX_eX.html

4 comments:

  1. That's amazing, and very nicely done. I wonder where they got the windshield and other glass from.

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  2. Just looked at a couple of links on this story. Thanks for posting it. The twin brothers apparently built 13 of these Porsche copies. And even went so far as to drive to the Zuffenhausen Porsche plant, which led Ferry to send them pistons, cylinders, etc. to make their creation perform like a Porsche.

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    1. Great! That's actually one reason why I include them, but you're the first one I've heard from that has ever mentioned clicking on them to get the rest of the story that I don't copy over

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