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So my wife is telling me this story about after her mom's divorce, there was this guy in Chicago with a wonderful car collection who became entranced with her mom. He wanted to marry her and gave her one of his prized cars, a Spohn. She drove it for about a month and gave it back. She liked him and his cars, but really did not want to marry him. I had never heard of a Spohn, so we did a web search for images. When my wife saw this one, she said "Yes! it looked like that!". Much to my amazement the back looks very much like the custom Liquid Glass car and the 1951 Buick LeSabre concept car that we had out here recently.
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goodallman

Info on the actual car my wife rode in as a kid:

http://www.kustomrama.com/index.php?title=1952_Spohn_Palos

Spohnster

Would like to email directly with you. Please see my personal page for email which I will post there for YOUR use, and later remove after we have contact. THANKS.

goodallman

Wow, my wife grew up in Palos Park. Her sister still lives there.

Spohnster

Sorry, my father, a Chicagoan, had dimentia. I'm 69 in a couple of weeks. First saw my Spohn in 1957 when it moved to my town of Palos Park, IL. Thanks for posting your comments and the puzzle. My car is getting total restoration near St. Louis.

goodallman

Spohnster...I wish I could help with more detail, but my wife has only these vague early childhood memories. She is now almost 70. Cannot even help with a name of the owner.

Spohnster

I am the owner of a Spohn Custom. It returned from Germany to Chicago. That earliest history of the car has several "blanks". Perhaps you can help me fill them in. Because of my ownership, I research these cars. I have a Facebook page for "Spohn Custom Enthusiasts" the public can view. The car in the puzzle is known as the Mooselli car after its last known owners in Stanton, CA and was based on a '48 Mercury. THANKS.

goodallman

I still find it hard to believe my wife was riding around in one of these when she was a kid.

mr_51_vic_ss

Well, I guess they weren't as rare as I thought. At first I thought the Liquid Glass one, was the only one. But then I found they were made by someone else, and now whole company of building. More like the fashion of '50 Mercs that Barris started. Still.... very beautiful and unusual.
Thanks for the picture puzzles and the information.

goodallman

Yes, there were several made that were similar, but it seems no two were alike. They would do a custom build on top of whatever chassis you brought in. Many of these are from the early 50's that were commissioned by American military stationed in Europe. Spohn Coachworks was in Ravensburg, Germany. Some call them the George Barris of Ravensburg. There is an interesting article at this link:

http://www.forgottenfiberglass.com/sport-custom-cars/hermann-spohn-coachbuilder-by-wayne-r-graefen/

mr_51_vic_ss

wow really thanks goodallman. Wasn't there some mention, that the builder, made a few of these, similar to this? The one from Liquid Glass was a convertible, but this one may have a removable top too?

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