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1951 Gutbrod Superior 600 "Luxus"

"It should be far SUPERIOR to all other small cars"

That was the dream that Walter Gutbrod had in 1949 for his new small car project.
The car would have First Class Suspension and the roominess of a Mercedes.
Access to Open Air Driving would also be standard.
Until that time, these were demands normally placed on large cars.

The first design of the body was rejected and the end result was based on a look of the Italian Fiat Topolino.

The car was practical and in good taste and still priced less than a Volkswagen Beetle.

This model is a "Luxus" version, which means it has a better trim level which includes, among other things a White Steering Wheel and a Clock in the Dash.

While the "Luxus" version was only built for one year, the "Standard" 600 was built until 1954.

Manufacturer: Gutbrod-Motorenblau GmbH , Plochingen, Germany

Model: Superior 600 Luxus Motor: Schnürle 2-stroke Body:Steel
Years Built: 1950- 1951 No. Cylinders: 2 Chassis:Tube
No. Produced: ~3000 Displacement: 593 cc Suspension Front: Coil
No. Surviving: few Horsepower: 20 Suspension Rear: Swing Axle
Length: 3560 mm Gearbox: 3 +rev Steering: Wormgear
Width: 1490 mm Starter: Dynastart Brakes: Hydraulic
Weight: 690 kg Electrics: 6v 4 Wheels: 4.25 x 15
Interior: 4 seats Ignition: Coil Top Speed: 100 km/h

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