I tried to get an overview of the current remaining Rometsch Lawrences.
If you have any information about other rometsches or information about the bodynumber or current owner or locations of rometsches shown here, please let me know (private message). Please NO owner names
here publicly on the forum.
For the Lawrence there no more than 85 build!. It seems that there are 3 different body styles.
· Round taillights with the curve on the body
· Rectangular taillight with or without the curved in the body
· Different grill on front
There is no definitive bodynumber when these changes happened. At least all the round taillight cars are curved style. For the rest it looks like the customer could specify if he wanted a curved or a smooth style body.
I found 26 different lawrences that survived.
Here are the pictures of the cars I have find. If anybody has info on other cars, please let me knowThe 1st style:
(round taillights with the curve in the body)
1: Body 515, 1957 Black Coupe located in Germany. This is the oldest Rometsch lawrence known.
2: Body 526, 1958 RHD located in the UK. Car was found in South Africa and is probably the only factory build right hand drive in the world.
3: Body 534, 1958, Found in swiss in 2009.
4: Body 537, White-Black convertible in the US. (this is not old Phil Leadley car)
5: Body 539, 1958 Convertible located in the Netherlands
6: Body 542, 1958 Convertible form Grundmann
7: Body ???, 1958 Black Convertible located in Germany. (Car was found orange)
8: Body ???, 1958 Blue Coupe located in Italy
9: Body ???, 1958 White-Black Convertible owned by Phil Leadley, sold in 94 to Mac Jones, current location unknown.
10: Body ???, 1958 Convertible in desperate need of restoration, Pictures were taken half 80th in Vermont, but car is still alive in located in the US.
11: Body ???, 1958 Coupe for sale in Alpine, CA in 1983 for $1000. Car was saved and sold again in the late 90th for $5000. Around 2003 the car came in hands of Lenny Copp, Current location unknown,
12: Body ???, 1958 Convertible last know location was AustriaThe second style
: rectangular taillight with or without the curved in the body
13: Body 555, 1958 Ratlook race rometsch owned by Kieft en Klok, the Netherlands
14: Body 558, 1958 Convertible with damage located in the Netherland. On the damaged pictures it looks like it had round taillight?? The car is now being restored and the metal frame is almost done. The owner also collected the spare yellow doors.
15: Body 559, Restored by Lenny Copp, now with Mr Komori Flat4. This car was the first with the smooth style, although same later cars had the curve again. In the steel frame the curve was still there, but the aluminium bodypanels were smooth.
16: Body 563, Sold by Lenny Copp in 2006, now being restored in Germany
17: Body 564, 1959 Blue coupe owned by Kieft en klok
18: Body 566, 1959 Convertible restored by Randy (oldbug) and sold to VW autostadt in Wolfsburg.
19: Body 567, 1959 Black-white in the US.
20: Body 570, 1959 Black coupe in the US. Was sold by Jerry Coffen in 1987
21: Body 571, 1959 Red-white Coupe located in the Volkswagen Auto Museum in Wolfsburg. Car was originall black and red and was abondoned as a single body by Dennis L at a shop in Costa Mesa in the 80th. Phil Leadley bought the body cheap and used it as a parts donor till approx. 2002, then sold to Volkswagen Auto Museum in Wolfsburg who restored it to the red-white coupe.
22: Body ???, 1959 Red-white coupe located in Germany.
23: Body ???. 1959 coupe sold by Randy in 2006, was also for sale at the classics in 2003. Now in florida
24: Body ???, 1960 coupe, located in Germany
25: Body ???, 1960 convertible, located in US . Third syle:
Different grill in front
26: Body 585, 1961 Coupe, The red one in the grundmann museum and last Rometsch build
All pictures are taken form the internet. (mostly here from thesamba). If somebody has problems with a picture were they has copyright, please let me know and I will directly remove it.
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13 years ago
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