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Re: Beute- and Umbauwagen

Post by Rnox » 14 Mar 2013 20:44

no answer in "Oklopna Vozila i Oklopne Postrojbe u Drugom Svjetskom Ratu u Hrvatskoj, II. dio"

This armored car appeared in anti-partisan in 1942, supporting the Prinz Eugen.
(source: Tankograd German Panzers & Allied Armour in Yugoslavia in WWII page 44-45 by Bojan Dimitrijevic)
I thought to commercial cs8 Morris.
Image

A picture of this armored car is in the Panzerwrecks 2 page 29 top left, captured near Ljubljana in May 1945.

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Re: Beute- and Umbauwagen

Post by Clive Mortimore » 17 Mar 2013 10:41

The armoured car has left hand drive so despite the very WD looking wheels it is an ex British truck.
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Re: Beute- and Umbauwagen

Post by Alanmccoubrey » 17 Mar 2013 13:24

Clive Mortimore wrote:The armoured car has left hand drive so despite the very WD looking wheels it is an ex British truck.

Clive, do you not mean "it is NOT an ex-British truck" ?
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Re: Beute- and Umbauwagen

Post by Clive Mortimore » 18 Mar 2013 09:52

Alanmccoubrey wrote:
Clive Mortimore wrote:The armoured car has left hand drive so despite the very WD looking wheels it is an ex British truck.

Clive, do you not mean "it is NOT an ex-British truck" ?
Whoops yes, it is not a British lorry. :)
Clive

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Re: Beute- and Umbauwagen

Post by Jose85 » 20 Mar 2013 13:50

US 36 Ford hearse Probably not a military car, but the soldiers look like Germans? Photo from eBay.de
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Re: Beute- and Umbauwagen

Post by Bill Murray » 21 Mar 2013 22:41

Nice find, Jose:

I would definitely say it is a civilian vehicle, perhaps used by the military.

Note that the vehicle has no headlamp covers, no Notek and no white stripes on the fenders/mudguards.

This would indicate either a prewar photo or one taken in an area that was not subject to air attacks, perhaps the Netherlands in the early 1940's.

In any case, a rare photo of a rare vehicle and thanks for that.

Bill

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Re: Beute- and Umbauwagen

Post by willemvisser » 22 Mar 2013 08:35

It looks to me like a funeral.
The car looks like a car that carries the coffin in the back .....
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Re: Beute- and Umbauwagen

Post by SIS 5 » 22 Mar 2013 15:55

Hi Willem,

You have sharp eyes. I think like You that it is a hearse, not on a road, but on a small path on a cemetery.

Regards

Bert

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Re: Beute- and Umbauwagen

Post by Alanmccoubrey » 22 Mar 2013 19:59

Bert/Willem, it actually says "hearse" in the original post !
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Re: Beute- and Umbauwagen

Post by SIS 5 » 23 Mar 2013 18:58

Hi Alan,

sorry for my rasc reply. I have to read the text to the pics more exactly.
I´ve found pic with another hearse. I think it is a Ford, too (source: expred ebay auction).

Regards

Bert
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Re: Beute- and Umbauwagen

Post by Bill Murray » 23 Mar 2013 21:17

Hi Bert:

Yup, a German Ford V8-48. Built 1937-1939. Another rare photo and thanks.

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Re: Beute- and Umbauwagen

Post by SIS 5 » 24 Mar 2013 23:06

Hi Bill,

not at all, but I have to thank You for the ID of this Ford.

Regards

Bert

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Re: Beute- and Umbauwagen

Post by Jose85 » 26 Mar 2013 20:11

Hello,
that German Ford is interesting.

39 Chevy, in description's Danzig 9-10/1939. Photo from eBay.de
39chevylwbdanzig39.jpg
Another? Norway or Finland Photo from eBay.de
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39 Chrysler? Photo from eBay.de
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Re: Beute- and Umbauwagen

Post by Jose85 » 26 Mar 2013 20:13

39 Mercury? Photo from eBay.de
39mercurycabrio.jpg
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Re: Beute- and Umbauwagen

Post by Bill Murray » 26 Mar 2013 22:25

Hi Jose85:

Correct on all counts.....

Some interesting soft skins coming up lately, thanks for finding and posting them.

The two Chevrolets are Chevrolet "Imperial" models. Almost exclusively sold in Europe and imported for the most part through GM Continental in Antwerp, Belgium. I am pasting a thread here from another site that discusses these cars in some detail that you may find interesting. Unfortunately, some of the links do not work as the author passed away a few years ago and his sites seem to have disappeared. Still some good information.

Bill

http://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/showt ... id/206689/

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