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easter-2010-1Joyeuses Pâques! Páscoa feliz! ?????????? ?????! Felices Pascuas! Frohe Ostern! Weso?ych ?wi?t! Kellemes húsvéti ünnepeket! Vrolijk Pasen! Pa?te fericit! Glad Påsk! Buona Pasqua! Hyvää pääsiäistä! ?? ???? ???! God påske! Milostiplné prežitie Ve?kono?ných sviatkov! Sretan Uskrs!
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Many, many different languages, but they all mean one and the same thing. The staff at PreWarCar wishes you Happy Easter!

(postcard collection Hans Horwitz)

Sunday, 04 April 2010 Attention: open in a new window. Print E-mail
   

About Quiz # 271: 1939 Stoewer Arkona

1939 Stoewer ArkonaLast week we gave you several clues to work with: 201, 6-cylinders, phaeton and distinctive radiator ornament. If you didn’t recognize the car at once, then a bit of googling would have given you the make Stoewer. From there it was only a short step to the conclusion that this is in fact a model Arkona from 1939. We received many correct answers -see Read More- but only a few mentioned the exact year. From these we chose again as winner Josef Kubista for his very complete description of this Phaeton. Well done Josef, with this answer you now join the ranks of our distinguished jury members. See you all next week with a new quiz.

Saturday, 03 April 2010 Attention: open in a new window. Print E-mail
   

A well-traveled MG

MG VA Saloon 1936 prototypeKeith Bush writes: “This is the prototype MG VA Saloon from 1936 that was previously owned by Bas de Voogd from Holland. As Bas is having medical problems the car was converted to take a Morris Marina engine and automatic gearbox. I have now rebuilt the original engine that was supplied with the car in 1936. This vehicle is the press and advertising car and was also at the Olympia Motor Show in 1936. Last year we toured around southern England to run it in and sort out any problems. We were picked to parade the car in front of the Duke of Edinburgh at the Rotary MG-weekend. This year we have booked a weekend away in France organized by the French branch of the MG Car Club. Also we are thinking of doing the Berlin event as this years SVW-event is in München Gladbach, Germany.“
Editor: We’re glad to see it has it’s original registration plates back and wish you many happy miles in this exceptional MG! (B/W photo courtesy Bas de Voogd)

Friday, 02 April 2010 Attention: open in a new window. Print E-mail
   

Well known Amilcar to be sold in Monaco by RM. (UPDATE: about May 1st and US Labor Day)

1928_amilcar_cgss_jb_300The two door boattail CGSs  is - set aside the ultimate C6 - one of the rarest of all Amilcars.  In the later days of the make's lifecycle and due to a lack of cashflow (this is an understatement) the St.Denis works just north of Paris had no other option than to build their own bodies in stead of ordering from the renowned bodymakers of Duval. Like with their chassis and engines, they did a great job without turning it into a marketing success. On the edge of bankruptcy Amilcar made a highly refined statement which still is seen as one of the finest design examples of the cyclecar era. The CGSs as depicted here is rarely ever seen on the road in company with its driver. According to insiders of the French club, only a very small number of these two door boattails did survive. This one to be auctioned by RM in Monaco (click) on Labor Day... May 1st. For more info you can also contact the editor.
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