Posts Tagged ‘356 Porsche’

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!

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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.

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orig photo at classiccambria1

This is a VW Rometsch Beeskow…  one of 32 known survivors.  It pre-dates the Karmann Ghia.  The shots are before and after restoration of the same car.

see: www.rometschregistry.org

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