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    OT: 1949 BMW Veritas cabriolet

    I saw a very strange 1949 BMW Veritas at a local auction (Hartung estate by Auctions America) the other day. The car is BMW built and powered with coachwork by Spohn. It was difficult to take pictures since the location was very poorly lit. The item on the car that really amazed me was the steering wheel... very reminiscent of the Z8 wheel.

    I have no idea what it will sell for. The car is offered at no reserve this Saturday (11/5). I also added a few pictures I found on the web too.
           

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    That really does come under the heading of wierd and wonderful!

    (well, on second thoughts maybe not so wonderful!)
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    Ive never seen that coachwork before.... Something is terribly wrong...
    http://www.google.com/search?client=...Jofl0QH89vGNBA

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    It's a very strange car. Here's some additional info. If you have a couple of minutes scroll down and read the comments too. There's not a lot of love for this car.

    http://bringatrailer.com/2011/10/11/...olet/#comments

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    This car sold this past Saturday for $195,500!!!

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    Wow, and it must be 200k+ away from a total resto, so that means the buyer valued it as greater than 400k done, seems like a really long shot in a bear market!
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    I wonder if this car had any "innovations" (mechanical or otherwise) for the BMW brand. Since it isn't especially attractive, you'd think it must've served some other real purpose - like a "mule" or something. Makes me wonder when you see what appears as the radiator grill UNDER the bumper, the massive side gills, and the diminutive trunk with the "jet exhaust" appearance or something. There must be some reason this car existed...
    Thoughts?

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    Perhaps, or maybe just a wild styling exercise, I think is more likely.

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    If so, I think they successfully cornered the market!