The VW Beetle based Rometsch Beeskow Coupe was Beeskow's first sports model. Friedrich Rometsch wanted to build an affordable alternative to the flashy sports cars of the day and the Volkswagen Beetle chassis proved to be an ideal starting point. Production began in 1950. The Beeskow's nickname is 'Banana'.
The car was designed by Johannes Beeskow, who, before he became chief engineer/designer at Rometsch, worked as the general manager for Joseph Neuss in Berlin-Halensee, before WWII. In 1933 Erdmann & Rossi took over Neuss and Beeskow continued to work there. After the war he moved to Rometsch and in the mid-'50s he became Karmann's technical manager.
The Rometsch Volkswagens were constructed entirely by hand, using a steel frame with wood pillars and support beams covered by a lightweight aluminum skin.
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