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Ford Buckeltaunus.

Leo's cycle ride around Utrecht in 1958 turned up a number of interesting vehicles to photograph. Shown here is his photo of a Ford Buckeltaunus Kombi van, or Lieferwagen (delivery van).
The van version was heavily based upon Ford of Germany's small-car offering of the late 1930s. The G93A Taunus saloon was introduced mid-1939 and continued in production until 1942. Understandably, with Cologne receiving the brunt of Allied bombing activity in '42, production of all variants ceased for the remainder of the war. In 1948 the car re-surfaced, the model name G93A being replaced by G73A for the post-war offerings. The streamlined styling of the pre-war era continued over onto the post-war cars and vans, as the well-used van below demonstrates. The styling is very reminiscent of the contemporary V8 Ford saloon, albeit shrunken slightly.
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Ford Buckeltaunus van
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