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    Body made by Volkswagen

    I watching a National Geographic video on the Panamera assembly. All the bodies are made in Hannover by Volkswagen. Are the other models also made by VW? Is this still a leftover from the old days when the 911 bodies were made by Karman?


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    Are you sure, Hannover is my birthday town and as far as I know they only have a trucks factory there..


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    Re: Body made by Volswagen

    vtrader:

    I watching a National Geographic video on the Panamera assembly. All the bodies are made in Hannover by Volkswagen. Are the other models also made by VW? Is this still a leftover from the old days when the 911 bodies were made by Karman?

    911 bodies have always been built at Porsche's own factory in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. Early 356 bodies were built by a neighbouring company called Reutter Carosseriewerke in Zuffenhausen, which Porsche later bought out, and its factory became what is today Porsche's Werk II.
    IIRC, the VW-Porsche 914 was assembled at the Karman works back in  1960s/70s.

    PS: As another little twist to this history, Reutter Carosseriewerke was also the origin of the name Recaro, the sport seats used in so many Porsche road and race cars (as well as other marques) down the years. 

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    Re: Body made by Volswagen

    Atzporsche:

    Are you sure, Hannover is my birthday town and as far as I know they only have a trucks factory there..

    800px-Volkswagen_Nutzf_Fassade.jpg

    Almost 13000 people work here...the area and the factory are huge.

    VW produces the Transporter here, the Amarok, the Multivan (T5), etc. and of course the Panamera body (aprox. 120-150 per day). The final assembly of the Panamera happens in Leipzig though. The Cayenne body is manufactured in Bratislava (Slovakia).


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    Re: Body made by Volswagen

    fritz:

    Early 356 bodies were built by a neighbouring company called Reutter Carosseriewerke in Zuffenhausen, which Porsche later bought out, and its factory became what is today Porsche's Werk II.
    IIRC, the VW-Porsche 914 was assembled at the Karman works back in  1960s/70s.

    PS: As another little twist to this history, Reutter Carosseriewerke was also the origin of the name Recaro, the sport seats used in so many Porsche road and race cars (as well as other marques) down the years. 


    Thanks Fritz,

    I just got a little smarter today. Smiley


    Re: Body made by Volswagen

    fritz:
     

    PS: As another little twist to this history, Reutter Carosseriewerke was also the origin of the name Recaro, the sport seats used in so many Porsche road and race cars (as well as other marques) down the years. 

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    Really enjoyed that, thanks for sharing Smiley


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