Lotus [UK] 1952 - date
Skoda 1200 1952-1958
The 1201 had a 4 cylinder 1221 cc engine that produced 45 hp (1958 specs).
The 220, introduced at the Frankfurt motor show in 1951, was fitted with a 2195 cc six-cylinder engine that gave the car 80 hp. Bodywork was essentially the same as the 170 S, except for the headlamps now having been integrated into the wings.
300 S (W188)
Mercedes-Benz introduced these elegant models in 1952. From 1955 onwards MB gave the cars fuel injection, a modified rear axle, two chrome strips on the side of the bonnet and called it the 300 Sc.
Ford Taunus 12M (Weltkugel or P2) 1952-1955. A facelift appeared in 1955
The convertibles were built by Deutsch coachbuilders from Cologne.
The Otto Vu (Italian for V8) was available with standard factory bodywork, but famous coachbuilders such as Vignale, Zagato and Ghia also used the V8 as a basis for some exquisite masterpeices. Now very sought-after, Otto Vus can be frequently spotted at concours d'elegance shows all over the world.
Other models offered were the Convertible Coupe, the Special Club Coupe, and the Club Coupe.
These pictures come from an undated brochure, but the cars are obviously early 50s, probably 1952. They are slightly different from those on the De Soto 6 page (the major difference seems to be the badge on the front - horizontal orientation on the models on this page, and vertical on the De Soto 6 models). Drop a line in the guest book if you have more details.
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