I spied this babe from across the fairway. I wasn't sure at first how close I wanted to get to it.....considering its snarling front end and all. Beauty ( or lack thereof ) is open for discussion. Actually, the story behind this jewel is quite interesting.
It's a 1957 Spohn, a company operating out of Ravensburg, Germany. After WW II, the Spohn group purchased U.S. military cars in Europe that were no longer needed. They would use the chassis from these vehicles as a basis for custom cars they manufactured. They would produce exactly what the buyer wanted and specified. This car featured a 1939 Ford chassis, a 1953 Cadillac 331 c.i. V-8, and a Ford 3-speed tranny. Over their history, Spohn produced about 200 cars.....no two that were alike. They folded in, I believe, 1957 so this car was one of their last.