Rattletrap
2011-02-21T12:56:07Z
pre67vw wrote:

The police Hebmüllers and Paplers had hand-rail seats as well, I guess they were the cheapest option.

The other thing to remember is that not every component on the prototypes was made especially for the car, they took some components from other production cars of the time.


I wonder then if my '47 saloon could have started life as some sort of commercial vehicle, with the Police for example. However, with the police Hebmüllers and Paplers, 1947 would be too early I'd thought.:?

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JD
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2011-02-21T13:27:39Z
Rattletrap wrote:

I wonder then if my '47 saloon could have started life as some sort of commercial vehicle, with the Police for example. However, with the police Hebmüllers and Paplers, 1947 would be too early I'd thought.:?



Who knows. Back then I would have thought the Polizei might have had a priority for getting cars before private customers. Not impossible I suppose.
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Rattletrap
2011-02-21T13:57:56Z
JD wrote:

Who knows. Back then I would have thought the Polizei might have had a priority for getting cars before private customers. Not impossible I suppose.


Are any archive images of circa 1946-'48 saloons being used as police cars known by anyone here :?:

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JD
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2011-02-21T14:09:06Z
Not yet - found this though.:thumbup:

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JD
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2011-02-21T14:11:39Z
And this. Keystone Kops!

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Rattletrap
2011-02-21T14:40:44Z
Great pics guys, a '47 police saloon would be great though. I had a photo of a '47 saloon as an ambulance some-time ago – bazaar.:?


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GKL 7
2011-02-21T16:23:27Z
Earliest police car i could find.
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pre67vw
2011-02-22T14:20:41Z
:thumbup:
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Rattletrap
2011-02-24T09:47:55Z
Originally Posted by: ' 

Earliest police car i could find.


Very interesting pic, George. Being Deluxe based Police cars, I wonder if the seats were a harder wearing material than the cloth 'herringbone' usual type.:?

Wonder if the sofa rolls were kept on the back seat.:rofl:

Anyone found a 40s Standard model in this guise with those hand-rail seats.:smile:


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Rattletrap
2011-02-24T14:10:11Z
pre67vw wrote:

:thumbup:


This must be early '60s, it has flashing indicators Rob. I didn't realise that they ran until so late. :shock:

(That looks painful with that 'lollipop' there…:oops: )

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JD
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2011-02-24T14:17:19Z
Rattletrap wrote:

This must be early '60s, it has flashing indicators Rob. I didn't realise that they ran until so late. :shock:



Later than that - a friend has a former Polizei `67 "Standard-ish" Cabrio.
For sale too if you fancy a project, though it is driveable.
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Rattletrap
2011-02-24T14:20:39Z
JD wrote:

…67 "Standard-ish" Cabrio.



Handrail seats fitted :?

I'm getting a thing about these seats.:d

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GKL 7
2011-02-24T18:45:28Z
Rattletrap wrote:

I didn't realise that they ran until so late. :shock:




Sorry about the 1303,but they ran right thru' the aircooled period and then on to watercooled.
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Rattletrap
2011-02-24T18:50:47Z
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Sorry about tha 1303,but they ran right thru' the aircooled period and then on to watercooled.


Reminds me of Tommy Dobson, what a great guy he was. Oh for those 'early' VW ralles, eh George.

Tommy Dobson, Shaun Meehan, Jimmy Murray, Rod Sleigh, Harvey Simpson, Bob Shaill, Tony Levy and Rattletrap………the list goes on. :roll:

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GKL 7
2011-02-24T18:54:56Z
Rattletrap wrote:

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Rattletrap
2011-02-24T19:05:58Z
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Actually George, we may be in agreement with something at last. :wink:



Originally Posted by: ' 

…and then on to watercooled.


That'll be the period Rob will be interested in. :d

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lifeintheslowlane
2011-02-25T09:14:45Z
This was Rich Tricker's '52 Border Police Kab...

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When it first arrived from Germany.
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This was the last time I saw it...Stanford Hall 2005. Richard seems to have left the hobby...haven't seen him since 2006.
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It was up for sale in 2006 for about £30k...don't know if it sold.
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Rattletrap
2011-02-25T09:50:16Z
lifeintheslowlane wrote:

This was Rich Tricker's '52 Border Police Kab...


What an interesting car John. The opposite ride to the 'lowered' brigade.:beer:

I wonder who has that now.:?

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GKL 7
2011-02-25T10:31:51Z
Your right about him disappearing from the hobby John,didn't he also have a Kubel he was restoring?
lifeintheslowlane
2011-02-25T10:58:51Z
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Your right about him disappearing from the hobby John,didn't he also have a Kubel he was restoring?



Yep on the Kubal...he was telling me he'd sourced a lot of parts from the Czech Republic. He also had a '56 Judson Oval and this Split, below...pictured at Stanford Hall 2006, the last time I saw him. Tried his phone number several times but no reply.

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This Split was up for sale at the time...I'm sure someone here will know it.

Rattletrap wrote:

What an interesting car John. The opposite ride to the 'lowered' brigade.:beer:

I wonder who has that now.:?



I'll ask around.
John.