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Jack T. Chandler's 1941 Ford of Huntsville, Texas. Jack's Ford was restyled by Spohn Coachworks in Ravensburg, Germany. It was completed around 1951 - 1952, featured in Speed Age October 1952, and it is the first LeSabre inspired Spohn build we have found in print. The rear end of Jack's car was inspired by both the LeSabre and the Buick XP-300.
The 1952 Spohn Palos was built by Spohn Coachworks in Ravensburg for an unknown owner in the early 1950s.
Ed Biggs' 1959 Chevrolet El Camino of Davenport, Iowa. Ed was a member of the Idlers of Davenport car club and he ran Biggs Automotive Service with his father. In the Summer of 1959, Ed decided to turn a brand new El Camino into a shop truck and rolling advertisement. He wanted to give it a custom paint job, so he ordered the car and had it delivered to a Gardena, California dealer so Joe Andersen of Joe Andersen's Custom Shop could pick it up and give it a panel paint job. Ed joined the US Air Force in September of 1959. He was stationed at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany, and decided to have his custom shipped with him to Europe.
Bengt Wennergren racing his "Street Roadster" at the Ramstein Air Base in Ramstein, Germany in 1966. As Bengt had the only hot rod attending, he ran alone in the "C" class. It was then easy for him to qualify for the Middle Eliminations. This photo shows Bengt as he is about to outrun a Corvette in the Middle Eleminations! Go Bengt!! Photo from The Bengt Wennergren Photo Collection.
Lars Erik Ljungkvist's 1932 Ford Roadster was built in Stockholm, Sweden in the early 1960s. In the late 1960s or the early 1970s the car was sold to Germany. Ernest Reese, who was stationed in Germany supposedly bought it from someone else in the Army in the early 1970s. After buying it, Ernest had to add all kinds of stuff to make it legal in Germany.
Thomas Dannerbauer's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster. Tom's roadster is an old California Hot Rod that has been in storage since the late 1970s.
Marvin Jensen of Tinningstedt, Germany bought The New York Mystery Sport Custom late in 2023. Discovered in New York during the late 1980s or early 1990s, the sport custom was purchased by an Italian buyer through an advertisement on Hemmings. It found its way to Germany a couple of years before Jensen bought it.

Custom Cars of Germany

Jack T. Chandler's 1941 Ford
1952 Spohn Palos
Ed Biggs' 1959 Chevrolet El Camino

Sport Customs of Germany

The New York Mystery Sport Custom

Hot Rods of Germany

Thomas Dannerbauer's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster
Lars Erik Ljungkvist's 1932 Ford Roadster

Custom Car and Coachbuilders of Germany

Spohn Coachworks

People of Germany

Ernest Reese
Marvin Jensen


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