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 Post subject: Spohn Packard Comet
PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:17 pm 
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Packard Comet made for US Lieutenant Arthur Cooper. It had a sliding (safety)glass roof over the front seats and the whole roof could be removed by loosening six nuts.


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 Post subject: Re: Spohn Packard Comet
PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:51 pm 
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I hope that by now we have seen about everything we need to see from the post war Spohn productions: I have to be restrained everytime I open another file...


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 Post subject: Re: Spohn Packard Comet
PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:51 pm 
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I think this might be the best one of the bunch.


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 Post subject: Re: Spohn Packard Comet
PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:57 pm 
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robgeelen wrote:
I hope that by now we have seen about everything we need to see from the post war Spohn productions: I have to be restrained everytime I open another file...

Same here... I do hope this is the last of the monstrosities... :eek:
However, I think it is still good to post the post-war Spohn creations as a warning for future car designers. One could learn from this. As we say with WWII history: "We shall never forget." :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: Spohn Packard Comet
PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:05 pm 
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Hi,

in Germany we say 'Children of its time' ..., dreams of tomorrow, realized with todays possibilities:
we hve had the 50s: starting in North-Amerika: 'think big(ger)', high-end in medel-year 1959 with Cadillac and Co.
during the 60s the motoring-race goes on - the Muscle-Cars rules the streets.
The 70s are well-known for its colourful car-painting(s) - the flower-power-ornamentik arrives in Europe.
(Not only) For Europe the 80s are the technical ones - 4wd, ABS, aso are getting cheaper and better with every new car-model-serie ...,
... for big money the tuning-aera plays with electronic and wide-body-cars ...,

... Yours, Frank ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Spohn Packard Comet
PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:43 pm 
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The Spohn '41 Packard Comet Monte Carlo has been in Australia for most of the last two decades and I am in contact with the owner doing restoration.

Harsh criticism of the post war Spohn customs for their design is not fair to the Spohn Carosserie. It was the customer, the owner of the car, who chose the design elements from offered sketches which were then applied to the car he had brought to Spohn.

The tail of the Harley Earl / GM / Le Sabre concept was most certainly a work of art that influenced automotive design. It works well on this particular Packard so kudos to the car owner for that choice. On the other hand it may not work well when applied to a '50 Chrysler sedan and asked to incorporate a continental spare tire so criticism of the car owner is deserved.

While Spohn lost many employees as the coach building industry declined world wide post WWII, they still had craftsman to fill the dreams composed by customers.

Attached is a photo of the conceptual process showing the head of Spohn, Josef Eiwanger, Jr. with customer Lieutenant HG Luiscombe, Jr.


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 Post subject: Re: Spohn Packard Comet
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:47 am 
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I made this scan today from the magazine Auto Motor und Sport, #4 of 1954. It shows the Cooper '41 Packard Comet by Spohn perhaps prior to completion of the removable Monte Carlo roof with sliding plastic front section.


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 Post subject: Re: Spohn Packard Comet
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:51 pm 
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In color.


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