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#41 Posted : 25 November 2010 10:32:24(UTC)
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I see "akapip" is doing work on #547... I guess that puts a number to one of the question-mark cars in your list - you probably know which one.
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#42 Posted : 25 November 2010 19:31:10(UTC)
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SplitPersonality wrote:
I see "akapip" is doing work on #547... I guess that puts a number to one of the question-mark cars in your list - you probably know which one.


Off course I know BigGrin

And you should know that the most up to date version is always published on your/our site Laugh

http://www.rometschregistry.org/lawrence/index.htm

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#43 Posted : 26 November 2010 09:04:31(UTC)
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pbaptist wrote:
Off course I know BigGrin

And you should know that the most up to date version is always published on your/our site Laugh

http://www.rometschregistry.org/lawrence/index.htm



Wow...yet another reason to update some of the other stuff on that site - thanks a lot Patrick!
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#44 Posted : 01 January 2011 19:03:12(UTC)
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After the found of car 543 in december 2010, it was time to renew the overview.
I now made the registry on chronological order. So oldest know car first.



2010 was a good Rometsch Lawrence year, with the founding of the registry and off course the find of 2 cars that were in barns of many years (car 517 and 543)

2011 will even be a greater year as currently a lot of Lawrence are in the restoration fase. A lot of these cars will get back on the road in 2011/2012. Cars that are currenly in restoration are: 515,517,539,547,555,558,561,563. The bold ones will certainly be completed in 2011, so 2011 will be a great year for the Lawrence cars

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#45 Posted : 18 January 2011 15:36:50(UTC)
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#46 Posted : 18 January 2011 16:47:55(UTC)
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I found this picture on the internet,listed as a Karmann GhiaOhMyGod


I love that sort of Ghia... BigGrin RollEyes
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#47 Posted : 18 January 2011 19:42:06(UTC)
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Interesting that of the 85 produced...none of the first 14 cars are known... A zero percent survival for these first 14 cars. Whereas from 515 onward it appears that there is an approximate 50 percent survival rate. Weird. I have always questioned the actual number of vw rometsch cars built due to these odd missing groups of body numbers. Seems very strange that an entire block of cars would be destroyed when the later group has such a high survival rate.
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#48 Posted : 18 January 2011 20:31:24(UTC)
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It was common to add some nrs in the books for tax reason...nrs of cars in the books that never were made. I spoke to a man who collect cars for the last + 60 years...he got most of them from his father. The have +950 cars in stock.
He told me last friday at the opening day of the Brussels car show that some make's, even they started with nrs of cars like the first car is nr 100. Some make's used in different models the same engine nrs.
He was pointing towards Pre war cars. I think at Rometsch they also did that.
Maybe Christian can help us out here.

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#49 Posted : 19 January 2011 19:50:41(UTC)
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Hello,

I talk with mr Kaulmann last year, a former worker/body maker from rometsch, he said that the lawrence numbers were starting with nr. 501.

http://www.historische-vws.de/goodies/rometsch.htm

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#50 Posted : 25 January 2011 22:03:40(UTC)
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Regarding the numbers, I am also very curious if there were really 85 cars build of even less.

I am still missing the numbers of 8 different cars.

One of them is a 1957 build cvonvertible, so this might be one of the first 15. The italian car is probably has a number in the late 540th of early 550th. From the other cars I don't have any numbers.

Lets hope I get the number some day and hopefully we can also clear the real number of cars build. For now it is 85.

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#51 Posted : 29 January 2011 21:00:04(UTC)
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Last week I bought two other Rometsch Lawrence convertibles

The owner lost interest in restoring them, so he offered them to me.
The car previous known as nr 539 turned out to be car nr 533.




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Now onwer of three Rometsch Lawrence Convertibles BigGrin
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#52 Posted : 29 January 2011 22:22:02(UTC)
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Now onwer of three Rometsch Lawrence Convertibles BigGrin


Thats amazing! ThumpUp
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#53 Posted : 30 January 2011 19:32:57(UTC)
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Today I checked all the parts from the 533 and the 558. Most of the parts were in boxes and I had to find out for with car they originally belong to.

Now I really saw the true coachbuild work of Rometsch. Parts from the different cars are not always interchangable.

In below picture are the two different chrome trips for the front window that goes between the wipers. One is more than 1 cm longer than the other



Here is an other example of the top chrome strip on the front window. One is 8 mm wider than the other strip and the holes are on complete different places. Fitting a strip from an other car won't work.


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#54 Posted : 02 February 2011 02:40:29(UTC)
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congrats on the new cars.... interesting to document the variation in dimensions.

What's the plan for the cars... are you going to figure out which is the best one... and then restore it and afterwards sell off the other two?

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overrestored wrote:
congrats on the new cars.... interesting to document the variation in dimensions.

What's the plan for the cars... are you going to figure out which is the best one... and then restore it and afterwards sell off the other two?



Car nr 533 definately is the best. It has very little rust and bodypanels are good. Only a small crack at the right rear light.

For now, I will continue with restoring the 561 and will only use parts that come from the 561. Car 533 is also very complete, but is missing the rear bumper and unfortunately also the convertible top. The 558 has both bumpers and a convertible top frame, but was severe damaged in the past and needs a lot of work.

I have not decided if I keep the 533 and sell the 558 or that I sell them as a package deal. In the end I will only restore one and will sell two and for the moment I will go for the 561 to be the one I am keeping. (But it can also that I keep the 533 and sell the 558 and 561)

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#56 Posted : 14 March 2011 21:54:31(UTC)
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#57 Posted : 15 March 2011 19:43:30(UTC)
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the asking prices for them are OMG Crying Drool Shame on you

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#58 Posted : 25 October 2011 01:40:56(UTC)
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Is this VIN correct? #1956682

'58 ROMETSCH LAWRENCE

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#59 Posted : 25 October 2011 17:52:13(UTC)
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51reutter wrote:
Is this VIN correct? #1956682

'58 ROMETSCH LAWRENCE

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Yes, the VIN is logical for the build dat of this car.
It belongs to car 543.

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Thanks, this would be a cool car to have ThumpUp
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