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With most of my puzzles solved and little time on my hand, I thought I'd post something really challenging. No point for the donor as it is very obvious, but identify the coachbuilder for a point!
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Re: PN #144
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2011, 12:52:50 AM »
187 views and not a single guess. Would any of our experts try his (her?) luck on this beauty?
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Re: PN #144
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2011, 02:22:09 AM »
Is the coachbuilder Italian?

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Re: PN #144
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2011, 02:25:19 AM »
Castagna?

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Re: PN #144
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2011, 03:47:29 AM »
The coachbuilder is not Italian, hence it is not Castagna
http://magyarjarmu.hu - detailed Hungarian motoring history (Hungarian language)
http://www.ceautoclassic.eu/ - One-stop guide to Central European classic car stories and events' calendar
http://automuseums.info - motoring museums' guide

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Re: PN #144
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2011, 03:50:55 AM »
Hibbard & Darrin?

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Re: PN #144
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2011, 12:41:39 PM »
Although it is not asked for, I complete my answer:
Mercedec-Benz "630 mit K-Motor" Cabriolet D with bodywork by Hibbard et Darrin, Paris.

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Re: PN #144
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2011, 01:16:50 PM »
The coachbuilder is not French, hence not Hibbard and Darrin
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http://www.ceautoclassic.eu/ - One-stop guide to Central European classic car stories and events' calendar
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Re: PN #144
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2011, 01:19:13 PM »
German coachbuilder?

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Re: PN #144
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2011, 01:51:03 PM »
No, this is not a German coachbuilder
http://magyarjarmu.hu - detailed Hungarian motoring history (Hungarian language)
http://www.ceautoclassic.eu/ - One-stop guide to Central European classic car stories and events' calendar
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Re: PN #144
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2011, 01:54:15 PM »
D'Ieteren?

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Re: PN #144
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2011, 02:13:52 PM »
No, this is not a coachbuilder from Belgium
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http://www.ceautoclassic.eu/ - One-stop guide to Central European classic car stories and events' calendar
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Re: PN #144
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2011, 02:15:46 PM »
Murphy?

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Re: PN #144
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2011, 10:41:52 PM »
American coachbuilder?

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Re: PN #144
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2011, 10:47:53 PM »
No, this is not a coachbuilder from the US of A
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http://www.ceautoclassic.eu/ - One-stop guide to Central European classic car stories and events' calendar
http://automuseums.info - motoring museums' guide

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Re: PN #144
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2011, 12:01:54 AM »
You would think that crest on the radiator, and all the hints thrown out so far, would make this a piece of cake. But I can't find it.

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Re: PN #144
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2011, 02:29:15 AM »
You will not find it online.
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Re: PN #144
« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2011, 07:24:23 AM »
Since I am half a world away from my books, I am screwed.

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Re: PN #144
« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2011, 07:55:05 AM »
Don't despair, most probably this one is omitted from your books.
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Re: PN #144
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2011, 12:50:22 PM »
From Czechoslovakia? Sodomka for example?

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Re: PN #144
« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2011, 02:12:53 PM »
Not from Czechoslovakia
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Re: PN #144
« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2011, 02:38:14 PM »
I suppose I'd better ask the (fairly) obvious question. Is it a Hungarian coachbuilder?

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Re: PN #144
« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2011, 11:18:04 PM »
Yes, it is a Hungarian coachbuilder. I talked to a descendant of the coachbuilder recently and obtained some photos and info.
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Re: PN #144
« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2011, 06:00:03 AM »
Professionals, would you like to test your knowledge :)?
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Re: PN #144
« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2011, 07:00:33 AM »
Glattfelder?