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Re: Factory Pictures

#16 Post by Greg Bryan » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:35 pm

Richard Zarbo wrote:Are you sure this is Drauz. I have it in my files as D'Ieteren Freres, Belgium.
Richard - I really don't know - I downloaded this from the internet some time ago and it may have had this file name already, or I mistakenly labeled it.
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Re: Factory Pictures

#17 Post by Greg Bryan » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:59 pm

Moving a finished body from the Reutter factory to the Porsche final assembly hall
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May of 1961

#18 Post by Stephen Masefield » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:34 pm

Credit: John Christian picture when collecting his car in June of 1961
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Re: Factory Pictures

#19 Post by Adam Wright » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:37 pm

One of my favorites. But I'm not sure if it's at Porsche or BASF.
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#20 Post by Adam Wright » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:39 pm

This was the Factory, 1965 visit.
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Re: Factory Pictures

#21 Post by Greg Bryan » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:40 pm

Isn't it amazing how small their 'assembly line' is!
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Re: Factory Pictures

#22 Post by PaulLima » Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:08 pm

Hello Richard. Those are single grill, so likely Drauz

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Re: Factory Pictures

#23 Post by Vic Skirmants » Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:27 pm

D'Ieteren also built single-grill roadsters.

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Re: Factory Pictures

#24 Post by John Hearn » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:41 am

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Not Porsche or BASF..... it is Heinkel, they built 904 bodies.
See the airplane tail in the background?
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Re: Factory Pictures

#25 Post by Richard Zarbo » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:09 am

So, here's the low down on Roadsters produced in Belgium by coach builder D'Ieteren Freres (anciens etablissements d'ieteren freres).

D'Ieteren began making the single grill T5 roadster in March 1961 and produced 472 of them through September 1961. This comprised less than 18% of the total 2649 single grill roadsters made, the balance produced by Drauz from 1959 to March 1961. D'Ieteren then commenced to produced the final run of 248 T6 twin grill roadsters into 1962. Then no more roadsters. Just cabriolets.

The image is of the D'Ieteren factory line producing single grill roadsters.

I have the same image from D'Ieteren's history, a Christophorus article and our own 356 Registry publication in 1998. The latter is attached.

Case closed :). Gotta love the internet!
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Re: Factory Pictures

#26 Post by Richard Zarbo » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:11 am

Here's Christophorus
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Re: Factory Pictures

#27 Post by PaulLima » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:23 am

I learn something every day!

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Re: Factory Pictures

#28 Post by Mike DeJonge » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:17 am

I believe D'letern built 49 of the single grille roadsters and the rest were 2 grille roadsters, think I read that somewhere
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Re: Factory Pictures

#29 Post by Dan Macdonald » Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:10 pm

Guys,
According to my Belgian wife, D'Ieteren still exists.
Check out: https://www.dieteren.com/

FYI, some incorrectly pronounce D'Ieteren...there is no "L" in the name.
Should sound kind-of like "Dee-ee-tare-en".
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Re: Factory Pictures

#30 Post by Greg Bryan » Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:36 pm

Mike DeJonge wrote:I believe D'letern built 49 of the single grille roadsters and the rest were 2 grille roadsters, think I read that somewhere
stand to be corrected
According to the article above (which is a real eye test to read) quoting Roland D'Ieteren,
"In 1961, we assembled 657 Roadsters and in 1962, 87. The total amount thus, 744."
So, if 744 total were built and 248 are twin grill, they built almost 500 single grill cars.
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