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  1. There ia a municipal Dept of Transportation Building in Maspeth Queens New York. The building was built in 59' and was built to assemble Dauphines there. One of the offices overlooking the where the assembly floor area was still had curtians on the windows with "Dauphine" printed all over the material. (long gone now)

  2. Last year at the AACA Staten Island New York Show there was a 1950's Garbage truck there along with other NYC Vintage vehicles from the Police and Fire Departments as well as a specially built Parade car that digntaries used over the years. So there you go.

  3. I decided last year to go to Judging school at Hershey. I'm going again this year and will Judge at the show as well. I don't take this decision to become a Judge lightly. I wanted to fully understand the meaning of what an "AACA" restored car is. Going to Judging school opened my eyes for sure! I got a lot out of it. I own a very rare type of car that I know has never been shown at an AACA event. How can it be Judged if no one has ever seen one before? Documentation. I understand what items will be "picked apart" on this car when it will be shown one day. I have an arsenal of original photos, pictures and even original blue prints that I can verify what I will be showing. I learned a lot from the school, and will always be learning while judging as well. Documentaion is the answer and the responsibility of the owner. That will get the job done.

  4. Thanks. I will keep you all updated as there seems to be much interest with this car.

    I was able to get an Original blueprint of the gas tank which resembles a beer keg turned on it's side. A fellow in Austria made it for me.

    The Body, doors, front and rear hood were all number stamped with a matched number. A year after I bought the car I was contacted by a German collector who once owned my car. He tracked down the former owner in Poland who had my car just after the War. That fellow still had the 2 ORIGINAL number stamped doors in his basement! The German collector assisted me in buying them and now they are back together again! The early prototype door hinges were weak & often broke on these cars. Doors were often changed to later, stronger 40's era ones. I was lucky to get these Originals back for sure!

    There are only a few known photos of these cars "in the field" but here are a few I have.

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  5. My project is an early 1944 KdF-Wagen Type 82e (off road beetle) that was found in Poland in 1946'. It went through a lot during (and after) WWII, like most cars did. I'm pretty bone-headed and have searched out most of the toughest parts to restore it correctly. Thanks to so many of my friends around the World for all their help, it's coming together slowly. I found it in the U.K. 5 years ago which & at that time it was the oldest beetle there. I can't wait to drive it one day!

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