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Old 01-02-2020, 05:47 PM   #3368 (permalink)
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The 'Tropfenwagen' were built in the Rumpler airplane factory in Berlin and after some initial commercial success – Rumpler sold a number of cars to a Berlin Taxi company - the sales slumped after a production run of only 100 units. One of it's weaknesses was in engine reliability probably due to a lack of operating funds. The resulting financial problems forced Rumpler to sell his patents to the merged Mercedes-Benz company. Because Rumpler was Jewish, he was imprisoned after Adolf Hitler took power in 1933, and his career was ruined, even though he was soon released. Rumpler died in 1940, and the Nazis destroyed most of his records.
http://www.grandprixhistory.org/trop.htm
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While I was looking, I found this:


https://dic.academic.ru/pictures/dew...n-Verlages.jpg

Reminds me of stole it for my design for the panel van:
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