My Car Quest

May 27, 2022

The Rometsch Beeskow Sports Cabriolet and The Denzel 1300 Serien Super

by Mike Gulett - Creating a rebodied Volkswagen is a popular activity for car people and car companies. It seems like it was always that way from the beginning of Volkswagen. He are German and Austrian cars that set the standard for others to … [Read more...]

The Long and Cool 1954 DeSoto Adventurer II Coupe by Ghia

by Mike Gulett - This one-off DeSoto concept car built by Ghia with original Hemi power is certainly one of the coolest concept cars ever. The DeSoto Adventurer II Coupe was originally made in 1954, and is built on a Chrysler Imperial … [Read more...]

The Strange Case of the Ghia Cobra

by Wallace Wyss - If I had to name a culprit, who was behind the appearance and disappearance of a Ghia bodied Cobra roadster I'd say Alejandro De Tomaso. The quirky Argentinian was a customer of Ghia first, having them build his fiberglass mid … [Read more...]

The Importance of a Carrozzeria to an American Automaker

by Wallace Wyss - Car companies make mistakes. To me, one of the dumbest moves Ford did in recent decades was to let go of the hallowed name of a famous carrozzeria (coachbuilder) they had bought degrades ago, namely Ghia. … [Read more...]

The Last Tjaarda Pantera

by Wallace Wyss - Can a car designer go back in time and correct the things he didn't like on the car he designed that was put into production. According to the author of Tjaarda, a new biography, he can. Tom Tjaarda, some 35 years after he owned … [Read more...]

Nearly Forgotten: Lloyd Cars From Germany

by Robert Maselko - The recent attempt by a Chinese company to revive the Borgward brand, called attention to the storied past of that long defunct marque. For those not following along, Borgward was a premium German car from the northern city of … [Read more...]