Peter's car was delivered to the "Graf of Schulenburg" of Hehlen, a small village close to Hamelin with a nice castle of the Schulenburg family. In 1950, the car was sold to Hamelin. In the mid 1970s, the car was bouht by "Bischoff & Hamel", the biggest Volkswagendealer of Hannover. They resaured the car round about 1976. Interesting detail: For this restauration, they bought a secound beetle, built in 1947. This car belongs to my oncle Hans before and he gave this car to his mum who lived in Dresden, GDR at that time. In 1969, she moved to western Germany with this beetle and the car was stocked in a garage. In 1975 he sold this car to Bischoff & Hamel for 50 DM (25 Euro!), but they just used it for spare parts.
Up to 1977 until Bischoff & Hamel closed their shop in 1992, the car was standing in the showroom. They sold the car to an VW-collector in the Harz mountains for only 3500 DM in 1992 and this collector sold the car to Stefan. At this time, the car was very clean, solid - but of couse with its Heart-Taillights, smooth semaphores, Fenders and grooved bumpes not maching number. When Stefan picked up the car, I helped him so I know what was with the car and what was not. Stefan sold the car as it is a few years later to Peter, he just kept the installed Telefunken Radio. Stefan is not interested in vintage Volkswagen after he bought an old Riley Sporting car.
Peter had the car vor many years, he brought it back on the road and vistited many shows with it . He organized the wrong stuff and installed it at the car - or kept it in his stock.
I am sorry, that Peter wants to sell it - but I am happy that he had the luck for his new toy.
I am also happy, that Christian will get Peters 1948, because it was delivered to the Hessich Oldendorf area 60 years ago - and because its a little part of the history of my own family.
The project car Christian has for sale was built at the 22th of april 1948 and delivered at the 21th of may 1948 to the NEUE AMAG of Zürich. It was one of the first 25 cars of the first dilivery to suiss. The Chassic-Number is 1 - 076 xxx.