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John Z. Goriup

I was going to wait a while, but it seems more than one have taken the time to pursue the story behind this fascinating and remarkable automobile & are aware of the identity of this thing so I think it's time to reveal all. It's the 1935 Hoffman 8X..............and as indicated, it's the only one ever made. The curious thing about this car is that even though it wasn't officially commissioned by one of the big manufacturers there seems to have been enough money available to develop a on

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Not a 450, 150, 200 or 300 - rarer than those, with only two original factory cars made, although some have been cobbled together later. Given that you can't measure the engine size from my photo and John is going away I will disclose that it is a 250S. This was the first car to use the new (or at least much revised) four cylinder engine planned for the forthcoming T series birdcage models. The idea was to produce a car with the straight line performance of the 300S but with the lighter and torq

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You got it, Philip - Your turn again.  BTW:  this particular one is from 1948, and I saw it on viewing day before an auction house car auction. Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden! Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden!

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11 hours ago, NigelG said:

Not British...

I didn't expect that comment at all...

Unless I'm greatly mistaken those rear reflectors are Lucas items so is the car from a (former?) UK dependency / Commonwealth country?

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Well it’s a bit complicated...let’s say I was looking for what this car appears to be.
 

If I was being accurate I would have said the car was British/German but that would have led to a lot of confusion I think...

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