Autenrieth

Next is from wikipedia:

Der Karosseriebau Autenrieth war ein Karosseriebauunternehmen, welches zwischen 1921 und 1964 in Darmstadt Karosserien für Personenwagen fertigte.

In den ersten Jahrzehnten der Automobilfertigung noch bis in die Zeit vor dem Zweiten Weltkrieg war es allgemein üblich, dass es bei Personenwagen neben den herstellerseitigen Karosserien auch solche von darauf spezialisierten, externen Karosseriebaufirmen gab. Eine der bekannteren deutschen Firmen war Georg Autenrieth, gegründet 1921 in Weinsberg bei Heilbronn und seit 1925 in Darmstadt ansässig.

Gefertigt wurden in Einzelauftrag nach Kundenwünschen Limousinen, Coupés, Cabriolets und Sonderanfertigungen auf Fahrgestellen verschiedener bekannter Vorkriegs-Automobilhersteller wie Adler, Audi, Horch, Maybach, Mercedes-Benz, Opel, NSU und den wie Autenrieth in Darmstadt befindlichen Röhr-Werken. Ebenfalls wurden bereits in den 30er Jahren Fahrzeuge von BMW karossiert. Ende der 1930er, Anfang der 1940er Jahre entstanden in Kleinserie auch erste Cabriolets auf Basis des KdF-Wagens, des späteren VW Käfers.

Im Krieg wurde die Karosseriefertigung eingestellt und Autenrieth wurde zum Rüstungszulieferer.

In der Wiederaufbauphase nach dem zweiten Weltkrieg wurde die Zusammenarbeit mit BMW wieder aufgenommen. Die damaligen PKW mit noch nicht selbsttragenden Karosserien boten sich weiterhin für fremde Aufbauten an, und so entstanden in ansehnlicher Zahl in den 50er Jahren Coupés und Cabriolets auf Basis der großen BMW-Modelle. Daneben entstanden auch Cabriolets auf frühen Citroën-DS-Modellen sowie Borgward Isabella. Bekannter noch sind aus den letzten Jahren der Firma Autenrieth Cabriolets und Coupés auf Basis verschiedener Opel-Modelle wie Olympia, Rekord und Kapitän. Daneben entstanden auch Kombis sowie Bestattungsfahrzeuge. 1964 endete die Fertigung des Karosseriebauers Autenrieth.

 

most of the following text is written by Lars Schenk or (pink admin)
I was told by Mr. Born that Autenrieth has build 25 convertibles. Today there are 4 known survivors:
1. BT-CN 302, Helmut Ries, Bayreuth
1B Cabrio with single chrom stripes
2. E - CN 4, Hilmar Born, Herne
3. Thomas von Kleinburg, Hamburg (no pictures)
4. OH - 0715 Diethelm Schenk, Ostholstein

From the 3? now 4 build Coupes there are 2 survivors known.
5. MA-AP 533
6. Black and white unknown
7. HU-H 999
8. Metallic-lack unknown
9. New , found on Facebook
11 New found on Facebook white Rekord Coupe

10. lookalike or real? HO65394
Both survivors were owned by Mr. Helmut Ries. - Admin (pinkadmin)

 

There are also some self made cabrios on this site.

(Arjan Hart)

Here is an overview:


They have no long doors such as Autenrieth

 
1. BT-CN 302, Helmut Ries, Bayreuth


 Article about this Authenrieth

 

 

Each convertible from Autenrieth was handcrafted specially for the wishes of the customers. So this one has double chrom stripes (the lower one is original and the upper one was added by Autenrieth) and extra fins topped on the rear fenders.

Each convertible from Autenrieth was handcrafted specially for the wishes of the customers. So this one has double chrom stripes (the lower one is original and the upper one was added by Autenrieth) and extra fins topped on the rear fenders. - Admin (pinkadmin)
Last comment 12/21/2002

The interior were handmade leather bucket seats and this one had red leather interior.

The interior were handmade leather bucket seats and this one had red leather interior. - Admin (pinkadmin)

Here you can see that the fins are just topped on - it´s not the original P1 design and in my opinion it´s nothing that adds dignity to the wonderfull original P1 look.. You can find wonderfull fins on US-cars of the 50th but in my eyes the P1 just seems to look better without them. Back to the facts: The baseprice in 1959 was 11.180,-- DM! This was nearly 200% of the closed version. - Admin (pinkadmin)


big picture update 08-02-2010


big picture update 08-02-2010

German license plate reads: "BT-CN 302".
Owner is Mr. Helmut Ries, Bayreuth. He is also owner of the last 2 known Survivors of the Autenrieht Coupes. - Admin (pinkadmin)

1984 opel meeting netherlands: Here it is again - same car as seen on press release pictures above (BT-CN 302).

1984 opel meeting Netherlands: Here it is again - same car as seen on press release pictures above (BT-CN 302). - Admin (pinkadmin)
Last comment 08/18/2005.

Again

Again "BT-CN 302" in holland meeting in 1984. Owner is Mr. Ries who is also the only known owner of the two remaining Autenrieth-Coupes. - Admin (pinkadmin)

 
  1B Cabrio with single chrom stripes  

 

2. E - CN 4, Hilmar Born, Herne

big picture update 08-02-2010

Another convertible is owned by Hilmar Born, Herne. I was told that it was driven with the licenseplate "E-CN 4" by the dougther of the former owner.

No pictures of this one, too.
Update: I talked with Mr. Born who has an Opel Museum. This convertible is white with red interior. It has the double chrom molding but not the fins. It has many miles on the odometer and 3rd engine installed and is still in good driver quality. It was a realy family car through all the years and after the death of the owner it is gone to the museum of Mr. Born who will keep it in that condition it is now.

Mr. Born is not using the internet and therefor he can not share pictures with us.
 

Photoalbum of the White cabrio in Opel museum of Hilmar Born and pictures made by Arjan Hart by an Opel dealer  
3 Thomas von Kleinburg, Hamburg (no pictures)

 4   OH - 0715 owner Dieter Schenk

Spring 2005, Germany

Spring 2005, Germany - Admin (pinkadmin)

this is his website
http://classic-cadillac.com

Photoalbum of the car of Diethelm Schenk seen on alt opel 2007

 5  MA-AP 533 coupe

big picture update 08-02-2010

"MA-AP 533"  It has sharp fins but no double chrom molding. - Admin (pinkadmin)

big picture update 08-02-2010

6   Black and white coupe

big picture update 08-02-2010

 

7    HU-H 999 coupe


big picture update 08-02-2010
"HU-H 999" has the double chrom molding and the add on fins. Those fins were optional equipment.
The P1 convertible that my father owns is done by autenrieth with leather bucket seats but it hasn't the fins nor the double chrom molding.
The P1 convertible from Mr. Born has the double chrom molding but no fins.
Does anybody know about these gadgets for sure? - Admin (pinkadmin)

 

"HU-H 999" is one of the rare Opel P1 Coupes that were handcrafted by Autenrieht. I was told by Mr. Born that 3 were build and 2 survivors are known. Owner of both survivors is Mr. Reiss. One is nearly restored. One is not in driving condition (parts car? or restoration undergoing?) - Admin (pinkadmin)  

 

  8   Metallic-lack coupe  

 

big picture update 08-02-2010

 
  9 new , found on Facebook  

 
  11 new , found on Facebook  

 

 
Are there any more known survivors? Please send infos and pictures to complete this Opel P1 Convertible roster.

I have been told that there is one convertible in Hamburg undergoing a restoration for several years now.
 Owner is Mr. Thomas von Kleinburg(?). My father told me he has seen a yellow P1 convertible many years ago in Hamburg - perhaps this is the same car?!? There are no pictures available from this one. - Admin (pinkadmin)
     

"K-TJ 888" found at Alt-Opel Meeting in 2004. This is a reproduction convertible and not a original Autenrieth convertible. Is doesn't have the longer doors for example. I hope the owner "Thomas Riese" can tell us more about his car and send in some photos of the car and the conversation. - Admin (pinkadmin)

 

On the question left :

Here is the answer on opel-p1.nl:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 look alike? HO65394 seen on Facebook

   
 

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the real kapitan P1 coupe
 

Opel Kapitän P2.5 Coupe  body by Autenrieth

next 9 pictures are original from the website history-of-cars.com (also spotted on Facebook.com)
next 18 pictures and article about Autenrieth are a copy from:
http://www.autobild.de/klassik/artikel/karosseriebauer-autenrieth-949691.html
 
Another Kapitan P1 from Facebook    

     

very rare 2 doors Kapitan P2 coupe built by Authenriet !!!

normal 4 doors Kapitan P2

 

next pictures are from: www.traumautoarchiv.de

These pictures are found on Facebook ; Opel kapitan P2 Coupe

 

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