Austermann knopse (Bud)

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Hi all,
My partner and I have recently purchased this classic Austermann knopse caravan and are desperately trying to find out more about it.
So far we know that there were supposedly only a thousand of these cute little pods built by Heinz Austermann between 1955 and 1965 with only a handful left in existence today (70 i believe).
We are hoping to restore 'Buddy' to his former glory and any pointers, information or advice on how to achieve this would be greatly appreciated.

TIA

Regards
GS
 
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Welcome to the Forum, and what smashing little caravan, quite innovative. I have never heard of or seen one before but I wish you luck in your venture. Is there a Owner Club or Facebook Group? There seems to be quite a bit of information and videos on Youtube and just a Google search by name gets a number of good hits. That may provide onward links.
 
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Welcome to the Forum, and what smashing little caravan, quite innovative. I have never heard of or seen one before but I wish you luck in your venture. Is there a Owner Club or Facebook Group? There seems to be quite a bit of information and videos on Youtube and just a Google search by name gets a number of good hits. That may provide onward links.
Otherclive,
Thank you, it is a little gem.
Have googled and found the various YouTube videos and stuff but I was after more technical info such as date of manufacture, build number etc.
I know there is a cult following in Germany and have obtained a number of an owner in Germany so shall drop him a line.
 
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Hi all,
My partner and I have recently purchased this classic Austermann knopse caravan and are desperately trying to find out more about it.
So far we know that there were supposedly only a thousand of these cute little pods built by Heinz Austermann between 1955 and 1965 with only a handful left in existence today (70 i believe).
We are hoping to restore 'Buddy' to his former glory and any pointers, information or advice on how to achieve this would be greatly appreciated.

TIA

Regards
GS
Nice cute pictures
 
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Hi Geosoldier welcome to the forum good luck with your project look forward to seeing it restored
 

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