Photographer's Note

In contradiction to the cars on images 01 - 07, which were partly produced in very small numbers or at least unknown outside (Western) Germany, these two oldies have a world wide reputation.

Porsche 356 "before A" from 1954, which means we see the Proto-356, recognizable by its two-part front window. This type was produced with cylinder capacities of 1100, 1300 and 1500 ccm, respective powers of 40, 44, 55 and 70 HP (the latter for the 1500 S motor) and maximum speeds of 140, 145, 155 and 170 km/h - which was very, very much then!

Volkswagen 1200 Cabriolet, manufactured by carossier Karmann at Osnabrück, would cost only half the price of a Porsche and always received the strongest motor and the most luxurious configuration of the VW Beetle limousine in respective actual production.
I am proud to say that my father took part in producing it. I found a document saying that Karmann had much trouble about production tolerances from their suppliers which - as fas as body work is concerned - went up to incredible 20 Millimeters!!!

Auto- und Uhrenwelt, Schramberg, Black Forest.

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Additional Photos by Sven Erich Czernik (Energysavingelk) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 405 W: 1 N: 1201] (5337)
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