So, here we have Ted's Taunus Story. A story which begins way back in 1949 just after WW II and over 72 years ago...
After buying my first car, an 18 year old Austin 7 Registered in 1931, there soon followed a succession of cars! The next was a Ford Popular Tudor saloon, a late 1935 model. Then a 1937 Opel Cadet 1937, with independent front springs, hydraulic brakes and with a 'crash gearbox '! I actually owned this Opel 3 times, selling it and buying it back!
In between all these coming and goings, I owned for a short time 2 other Cadets. One being a Drop Head Tourer. These were the good old days, as they cost £100 each, brand new! I then bought a very rare VW Beetle, built in 1946 by the British Army, amid the ruins of Wolfsburg. It came with a Workshop Manual, plus a parts list too all in English Text. The VW was painted by the R.A.O.C ( Royal Army Ordnance Corps ) and I owned it for 2 years, but I wished I had kept it as an early Beetle like that, is worth around £50,000 now! The Beetle wasn't imported to the UK until around 1952 so it would be a very rare sight on English roads even then.
Then after my father died in 1959, I had his Ford 100E Van for a time, until around 2 years later I came across a Ford 15m, a LHD Taunus. The first one I had ever seen.