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1957 Rometsch Lawrence

1957 Rometsch Lawrence 1957 Rometsch Lawrence 1957 Rometsch Lawrence Rometsch, a German coachbuilder, was founded in 1924 and after World War II they started building Volkswagen based coupes and convertibles. Influenced by American styling, furniture designer Bert Lawrence's only car was introduced in 1957. The aluminum bodied cars required over 1,200 man hours to produce. Rometschs were sold in Berlin and Hollywood. Production continued until 1961 when the Berlin Wall separated the East German workforce from the West Berlin workshop. Of the 13 Lawrence convertibles produced five survive with this one being the oldest on record. It was owned by Phil and Maribeth Leadley who ran the worldwide Rometsch Registry. It has been featured in many books and magazines over the years. It has the rare Okrasa modified Volkswagen engine.



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Lawrence

Year
Production
Wheelbase
Engine
Prices

Industry Production

#1#2#3Rometsch
1962Chevrolet (2,061,677)Ford (1,476,031)Fiat (957,941)
1961Ford (1,338,790)Chevrolet (1,318,014)Volkswagen (807,488)
1960Chevrolet (1,653,168)Ford (1,439,370)Toyota (1,068,321)
1959Chevrolet (1,462,140)Ford (1,450,953)Volkswagen (575,407)
1958Chevrolet (1,142,460)Ford (987,945)Volkswagen (451,526)
1957Ford (1,676,449)Chevrolet (1,505,910)Plymouth (726,009)
1956Chevrolet (1,567,117)Ford (1,408,478)Buick (572,024)
1955Chevrolet (1,704,667)Ford (1,451,157)Buick (738,814)
1954Ford (1,165,942)Chevrolet (1,143,561)Plymouth (463,148)93,534
1953Chevrolet (1,346,475)Ford (1,247,542)Plymouth (650,451)
1952Chevrolet (818,142)Ford (671,733)Plymouth (396,000)

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