Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Reutter - What's in a Name...

Well not "Body By Jack LaLanne" of the 50s and 60s, but "Body By Reutter." That's one of the body makers for old Porsche, another was Karman. But, did you know Reutter Karosserie, was founded in 1906 by Wilhelm Reutter? Renowned for their elegant coachwork, Reutter Karosserie's body plant in Zuffenhausen was making bodies for Porsche, and was eventually purchased by Porsche in 1963 to continue work on the 356. However, Reutter was not out of business, they went on to continue to manufacture seats. The new name was then a contraction of the original name, Re-Karo, or Recaro.

These little badges are found on the lower right front fender of 356 Porsches.
Image via, elevenparts

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