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German cars made by Kühn in 1920s/30s
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Biog



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:32 pm    Post subject: German cars made by Kühn in 1920s/30s Reply with quote

I am writing a biography of a German chemist, and I am trying to find information about a German car that he is listed as owning in the 1932 edition of Dietzlers Auto-Adressbuch für Gross-Berlin.

He had two number plates listed, one for a Ford, and the other was for a Kühn.

The name Kühn is listed with 100+ other manufacturers, some well-known like Sunbeam, and others I have never heard of:

https://digital.zlb.de/viewer/image/34280679_1932/11/

I have searched online for Kühn in connection with cars, and all I can find is agricultural machinery made by Kuhn (note not with an umlaut), and a car from the 1980s. I was hoping that one of the forums members made have some information, and hopefully photographs, of Kühn cars.

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V8 Nutter



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Initially Kuhn built bodies primarily for Opel. In 1927 a Kuhn car was introduced based on an Opel. Later versions used 6 cylinder Opel engines. Production of cars ceased in 1929
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kuhn -

Otto Kuhn, Halle (Saale)

Kuhn built bodies particularly for Opel, and introduced his own model in 1927. It was derived from the 4/16PS Opel and had a lengthened wheelbase. A subsequent model used the 6 cylinder 8/40PS Opel engine, Opel gearbox and rear axle, while the chassis and body were of Kuhn's own design.

Taken exactly from my copy of "THE COMPLETE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MOTORCARS 1885 TO THE PRESENT" Edited by G.N.Georgano (Edbury Press, London 3rd edition 1985)

No photos I'm afraid. Hope this helps

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you search for and go to the Coachbuild.com website, there is a forum page for Otto Kühn, with many photos of Kühn-built Opel-based cars. (Specifically at: H**ps://www.coachbuild.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=599&t=8926 )
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Biog



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:11 am    Post subject: Thank You Reply with quote

Thank you everyone for taking the time to reply. I shall follow up this information.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could try contacting the Technical museum at Speyer.
They have an amazing collection of European built cars and information.
See link below:
https://speyer.technik-museum.de/de/oldtimer[/url]
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