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Thursday, February 10, 2022

Did you ever know this German weird-shaped car?

~Mysterious Taifun~ While surfing on the internet, we came to find a unique and unusual shaped classic car posted by Quirky Rides's Twitter account status and also written in the Hemming's article back in June, 2018. 
This was a unique-shaped German custom car named Haller Taifun designed by Rudolph Haller, an airplane and speedboat builder in Munich, likely was built based on Porsche 356. (Picture from: ClassicGasolene)
As reported in the 1953 Trend Book "Dream Cars," it was the Haller Taifun, a German custom sports sedan built in 1952 was designed by Rudolph Haller, an aircraft and speedboat builder in Munich, and likely built based on the Porsche 356 by using some VW's components.
The Haller Taifun is powered by a supercharged 40 hp Porsche's engine and said to be capable of more than 125 mph. (Picture from: Autopuzzles)
As we can see to an old-picture above, the front end seem a kind of a bullet, and also had some slight similarity to the Wikov 35 'Kapka' streamlined classic car produced by Wikov, a Czechoslovakian auto company in 1931. Actually the Haller Taifun was a little bit nicer and practical if compared to those Czechoslovakian-made car.
The Haller Taifun car's front end seem a kind of a bullet, and also had some slight similarity to the 1931 Wikov 35 'Kapka' streamlined classic car. (Picture from: Auta5p.eu)
Its rear fenders providing the ultimate in the current fin styling with four exhaust pipes provide a rocket-ship effect in the rear. Meanwhile, inside this German unique car features a house bar and almost 20 gauges on the dashboar as written on the SpeedAge magazine of July 1952 edition. What would you do with so many gauges on the dash?
The Haller Taifun's rear fenders providing the ultimate in the current fin styling with four exhaust pipes provide a rocket-ship effect in the rear. (Picture from: ClassicGasolene)
This German ultrastreamlined custom car is powered by a supercharged 40 hp Porsche's engine and said to be capable of more than 125 mph. After there is no news about it anymore, and up to at some point in its life was exported to the United States. As what we've found in internet, this unique shaped car seen on display at the Pappy's Motor Sales on Livernois Avenue in Detroit to attract customer's attention in the late 1950s or early 1960s. 
The Haller Taifun seen on display at the Pappy's Motor Sales on Livernois Avenue in Detroit to attract customer's attention in the late 1950s or early 1960s. (Picture from: Customrodder)
No one knows how this car can be up to the United States. There are several opinions that may be acceptable logically by us, such as the possibility of some coachbuilder companies in Germany post war made such car bodies to appeal to American soldiers. If so, the result of that could be the Studebaker - Buick LeSabre look on this car, then brought this unique car home when his duty ended.
The Haller Taifun seen on display at the Pappy's Motor Sales on Livernois Avenue in Detroit to attract customer's attention in the late 1950s or early 1960s. (Picture from: Customrodder)
No one knew until today. Something that unique likely can't go missing just like that for almost seventy years without a trace, but until we get any documentation or reports that it's been scrapped, we suppose there's some shred of possibility that it still exists. So anybody know what happened to this Haller Taifun? *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SORCES | CUSTOMRODDER | QUIRKYRIDES | CLASSICGASOLENE | HEMMINGS | BNPPARSITE | WEIRDWHEELS | ARTOFIT.ORG | GOOGLE BOOK (POPULAR MECHANIC) ]
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