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Gutbrod

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Gutbrod was a German car manufacturer. The firm was founded by Wilhelm Gutbrod in 1926. It originally built motorcycles, from 1933 to 1935 Standard Superior cars were built with rear-mounted engines.

The small Gutbrod Superior model was produced from 1950 to 1954 using own manufactured, front-mounted twin-cylinder two-stroke engines (593cc and 663 cc). 7726 cars were produced until the factory was forced to close. The car was developed by Mister Scherenberg during the period of Walter Gutbrod. Mister Scherenberg came from Mercedes and went finally back to Mercedes. The car was produced first in a carburettor version with 26 hp and later also with a 30 hp fuel injection engine. One injection engine can still be seen in the Deutsches Museum in Munich.

It was a small two seater car, the over all length was 3,5m, width 1,4m and the total weight 650kg, max speed 90km/h. The car was offered as standard version for a price of DM 3990, -- and as Superior Luxus for DM 4380,--. Recently a restoration project of an injection model was sold in Geneva for CHF 3000,--.

In 1956, Norwegian Troll cars were equipped with Gutbrod engines.

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