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#35490 of 38597 this one should be pretty easy
Jan 08, 2013 (5:27 pm)
but where was it built?
#35491 of 38597 Re: this one should be pretty easy [explorerx4]
Jan 08, 2013 (5:36 pm)
It's a Rolls 20/25 (plate helps ), "where was it built" is a fun question. I see it is RHD, I don't know if a Springfield built car would be RHD, and the body is later than Springfield production.
#35492 of 38597 Re: this one should be pretty easy [fintail]
Jan 08, 2013 (6:19 pm)
That picture was taken last September and I didn't look at it very closely, but I thought we had a picture of a Springfield Rolls and that is definitely not it!
Jan 08, 2013 (6:23 pm)
although odd color choice for the brand
#35494 of 38597 Re: this one should be pretty easy [explorerx4]
Jan 08, 2013 (6:40 pm)
Springfield production ended in 1930, I think. That car is probably 1935-39. But, RRs were often rebodied. It would be cool in a way to have a US built Rolls.
#35495 of 38597 Re: this one should be pretty easy [fintail]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Jan 08, 2013 (7:36 pm)
A friend of mine, who is a collector, once had a US made Rolls..
#35496 of 38597 Re: a tasty morsel [explorerx4]
Jan 08, 2013 (8:24 pm)
That's the car that comes to mind when I hear the word "Ferrari", it's a late 50s/early 60s 250GT Short Wheelbase Berlinetta.
Ferraris don't have to be red, Stirling Moss won a race at Goodwood in 1960 driving a dark blue SWB, while listening to the radio.
Jan 08, 2013 (8:28 pm)
#35498 of 38597 Re: sure? [stickguy]
Jan 08, 2013 (9:25 pm)
That looks like a prewar BMW 327 or 328 Coupe but it could be a postwar replica made by the Eisenach Motoren Werkes (EMW) which was formed by the Communist regime of East Germany. EMW was later merged into the IFA/Sachsenring consortium which made Wartburgs and Trabants among other things.
The EMW emblem looks like a BMW roundel with red in place of the blue and I believe that's what I spy on the nose of the pictured car..
Jan 09, 2013 (12:02 am)
EMW T327. Not so much a replica as a former BMW in East Germany taking a different path, off the same pre war design. Eisenach in Thuringia ended up in the Eastern Zone after the war and they just restarted off the pre war designs. The factory continued to use the BMW brand for some years and then change to EMW with the blue being replaced with red on the roundel. In guess that this makes the car about 1952 production.
Someone will remember the connection between EMW and Wartburg. I know they both came from Eisenach but cannot recall whether they were from the same factory.