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Schwimmwagen from Austria , does it still exist ?
Old 11-04-2019, 10:36 AM   #1
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Fellow collectors ,
when I was a kid in the sixties and early seventies my late father used to own a used car dealership in Linz / Austria .
From time to time he had some Kübelwagens on his lot.
Only once he had the chance to buy and resell a Schwimmwagen.
As a kid I really liked that car a lot !
But of course my dad sold it after a while.
The special thing about this deal was that a guy from the US was the buyer and
as my dad told me whenever I asked about the Schwimmwagen that person paid a premium price for it.

Well for nearly fifty years now I had the photo of the Schwimmer but no idea about the buyer.
Not too Long ago while sorting thru some old papers I found the business card of what could be the buyer then in around 1970-72.
Maybe the car is still around in the US somewhere.
The pic shows the car with attached blue dealer´s plates when my dad got it.
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Old 11-04-2019, 10:39 AM   #2
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Here a pic of my dad in a Kübelwagen and one pic from the mid sixties where you can see a Kübelwagen in the far left .
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Old 11-04-2019, 11:47 AM   #3
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That Schwimmwagen might be the one owned by an attorney in Lumberton, N.C That I heard of in the early 80s. BILL
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Old 11-04-2019, 12:37 PM   #4
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schöne Historie, viel Glück.
Now they cost a fortune ... Remember one NSU Kettengrad in a village was for sale in the 80´s for 10k German Mark...
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Old 11-04-2019, 02:01 PM   #5
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Wow,cool vehicles your dad had. Love the vintage car photos. I am sure the garage is long gone. On google maps it is a parking lot and mini mall. I am sure the vehicle exists in someones collection though.
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Old 11-05-2019, 03:21 AM   #6
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Great pictures, thanks for showing
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Old 11-06-2019, 06:18 PM   #7
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Interesting to see all those small changes on this Schwimmwagen, done after the war


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Old 11-07-2019, 01:09 AM   #8
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So very cool. Thanks for sharing it.
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