Last Call: Gmund Edition

The Gmund Brochure is one of the first product brochures produced by Porsche to promote the 356 line. Composed of four pages filled with black and white drawings against a red background, it came out in mid-1948, and is very pretty.
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Image: DerWhite’s 356 Literature

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12 responses to “Last Call: Gmund Edition”

  1. BigRedCaveTroll Avatar

    Why is it so hard to find a bronze sleeve bearing with a 7/16 inch inner diameter that’s 2 1/2 inches long?

    1. wunno sev Avatar
      wunno sev

      mcmaster has a couple 1-1/4″ offerings that you can use end-to-end for a 2-1/2″ total length, if your application allows that

      1. BigRedCaveTroll Avatar

        Thanks, I’ll have to check them out. For some reason I thought I had looked at their website, but apparently I have not.

    2. Alff Avatar

      Sounds like an opportunity to befriend a machinist

      1. Guest Avatar

        Or to take a few classes.

        Seriously, auto parts is one of the reasons why I’m taking machining instead of Physics.

        1. nanoop Avatar

          +1 .. and I’m a physicist.

        2. BigRedCaveTroll Avatar

          I would love to. In July I’m starting work on my mechanical engineering undergrad. I’m hoping I can take some machining and welding classes as well as get some airframe and powerplant certificates so I can work on aircraft.

  2. Rover 1 Avatar
    Rover 1

    I thought Rusty did the brochure articles?

    1. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

      I could never hope to match the brevity that Rob has achieved here.
      Plus one copy of the Gmund brochure is probably worth more than all those in the Carchive combined.

  3. Sjalabais Avatar

    Not sure if this is worth a watch for people who can’t understand German, but here’s a close to perfect vintage test of Mercedes 200 T, Opel Omega Caravan 2.0 GLS and Volvo 740 GL wagon in German public television from the late 80s. It’s fascinating! You have a sober engineer presenting lots of facts, and to my great surprise, the conclusion is: “If you’re not sworn in to German brands, the Volvo is clearly the best choice” – with “living in a box” in the background. With a strong domestic auto industry, that must have been an affront. The Mercedes is the only car with a carburettor, but it’s also one third more expensive than the sloppily built Opel. The Volvo is surprisingly cheap, an extremely well-equipped – it’s actually a great deal.

  4. Clawbrant Avatar

    Oh boy. I feel like if I were trying to sell a German car in the immediate aftermath of world war ii then black, white, and red would not be my color scheme of choice.

    1. JayP Avatar

      They prolly had tens of thousands of gallons left over from the previous administration.

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