Custom Coachwork Beetles at Amelia Island Concours

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1969 Beetle Wedding Car.

Celebrating both the final year of the current-generation Beetle and the 70th anniversary of the first Beetle sold in the U.S., the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is hosting a class of custom coachwork Bugs. This branch of automotive art is sometimes ignored by automakers  – Europe’s carrozzeria or karosserie culture.

“While everyone knows the humble Beetle, it’s less well-known that the Beetle platform was used by a number of coach-builders in Europe to produce the amazing, unique vehicles on show this weekend,” said Klaus Bischoff, Head of Volkswagen Design.

AutoInformed.com on 1965 Karmann-Ghia Type 1 concept

1965 Karmann-Ghia Type 1 concept.

Custom-Bodied Volkswagens

  • 1950 Hebmueller Type 14A
  • 1951 Rometsch Beeskow Coupe
  • 1951 Tempo Matador
  • 1953 Rometsch Taxi
  • 1953 Dannenhauer & Stauss Cabriolet
  • 1954 Dannenhauer & Stauss Coupe
  • 1954 Rometsch Beeskow Coupe
  • 1956 Beetle by Troutman and Barnes
  • 1957 Rometsch Lawrence Convertible
  • 1960 Rometsch Lawrence Coupe
  • 1965 Karmann-Ghia Type 1 concept
  • 1969 Beetle Wedding Car

VW says this  will be the first time that this many custom coachwork vehicles are assembled in the same place and the first time that a number of these cars will be seen in public in the U.S. The 1965 Karmann-Ghia Type 1 concept, which belongs to Volkswagen, and the 1951 Rometsch Beeskow Coupe, which belongs to the Grundmann Collection, have been shipped from Germany for the occasion.

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1951 Volkswagen Roemtsch Beeskow Wins Top Honor for Custom Coachwork At Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.

 

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