After about 5 years of restoration… the Convertible D 1600 Super is almost done. We’ve owned this car for decades and have driven it all over the western US. It used to be Cynthia’s daily driver… my favorite all time car. Originally ordered in 1958 as a USA spec car but delivered via Sonauto in France to an American over there. Convertible D cars were only made one year… as a replacement for the speedster. D’s were replaced in 1960 by the roadsters. Speedsters, D’s and Roadsters all have removable windshields.. surrounded by chrome… as differentiated from cabriolets… with permanent windshields in painted frames (part of the body). There are less than 500 convertible D’s still known. They are best on small curvy roads… sliding sideways on 165 Michelin tires.
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Here is the car a friend of mine Christian Grundmann recently restored. It is a Rometsch Beeskow coupe… from 1951. VW running gear, coachbuilt body designed by Johannes Beeskow in 1949, built by Rometsch Coachbuilders in Berlin. One of about 175 Beeskows built by them. Beautiful alloy body… nice lines!
I’ve been building this stupid thing for about 3 years now… powered by a 1961 Porsche 356 Super 90 engine in the back… on a custom frame my buddy Jason and I put together… Cary McCune just finished fabricating the E brake cable mechanism (all custom) to the rear disc brakes. Next up is modifying the Burch exhaust to fit inside the tailgate. This thing is lowered about 15 inches… should be fun when done.