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#1 Harry P.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 02:55 AM

Remember, do not post hints or answers here. PM me with specific year, make and model.

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The answer: 1937-40 Adler 2.5 liter "Limousine"

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 04:09 AM

OWWWW Harry, sumpthin I can't UNSEE!!!!

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 07:38 AM

...And it sees you!

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 07:45 AM

Clearly inspired by (and a bunch better looking than) the Chrysler/Imperial/DeSoto Airflows from the 1930's. I'll have to do a bit of research this evening and get back to you on it.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 10:44 PM

I partially know Harry is all I am saying . Not enough , but somewhat . Thanx ..

#6 Harry P.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 03:27 AM

No, it's not an early Beetle! No, it's not a Chrysler Airflow!

It's a 1937 (through 1040) Adler 2.5 liter "Limousine" (Limousine in reference to it having four doors, not that it's a limo in the way we think of limo).

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 04:59 AM

In doing research for the Jo-Han Mercedes 500K Roadster Limousine (a 2-door hardtop), it appears that "Limousine" in German basically refers to a hardtop car, regardless of doors - "saloon" in Britain, "sedan" in the U.S.

Christian, what do you think?

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 05:06 AM

I knew that.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 05:15 AM

It's a 1937 (through 1040) Adler 2.5 liter "Limousine" (Limousine in reference to it having four doors, not that it's a limo in the way we think of limo).

In doing research for the Jo-Han Mercedes 500K Roadster Limousine (a 2-door hardtop), it appears that "Limousine" in German basically refers to a hardtop car, regardless of doors - "saloon" in Britain, "sedan" in the U.S.

No, no, no, and no. Limousine refers to any car having three side windows. It connotes nothing else, not in German and not in any other language.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 07:17 AM

I knew I had seen it before and I was pretty certain it was German. I couldn't remember the manufacturer. And I STILL think it looks better than the Airflow... Now check out their sleek Trumpf model from the same era. Nice job, Harry. :)

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 11:39 AM

No, no, no, and no. Limousine refers to any car having three side windows. It connotes nothing else, not in German and not in any other language.


OK I am totally confused now...I see two definations for limousine here, and now #3. From Wikipedia...A limousine (or limo) originally meant an "enclosed automobile with open drivers seat and was named from the French limousine (in the Occitan language) that was originally an adjective referring to a region in central France. The automobile meaning evolving from a type of cloak and hood that was worn by the inhabitants of the Limousin region that later resembled the covering of a carriage and much later used to describe an automobile body with a permanent top that extended over the open driver's compartment. The term now refers to a luxury sedan or saloon car, especially one with a lengthened wheelbase or driven by a chauffeur.

Edited by G Holding, 21 September 2012 - 11:41 AM.


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Posted 21 September 2012 - 12:02 PM

This is one of the most radical Adlers, most of which were pretty typical of the time. Here's a cabrio version.

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And one from 1937.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 10:08 AM

In Germany, a 'Limousine' is a simple saloon (or sedan), either 2-door or 4-door. What you know as a limousine, i.e. a chauffeur driven car with a divider screen, is called a 'Pullmann Limousine' in Germany.

Other German expressions for different body shapes are:

Convertible = Cabriolet
Wagon = Kombi
Pick-Up = Pritsche (or Pritschenwagen)

The following are used in the same way as in English: van, bus, coupe, roadster.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 07:35 AM

Oh, I would have known this one, but somehow I managed to miss it. :wacko: Well, next time better.