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'58 Commander Starlight - caught between rock and hard place?

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  • drpreposterous
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    How on earth is there $2000 worth of anything left on that car?



    It has $1923.78 in the glove box...

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  • studegary
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    Originally posted by 8E45E View Post
    They are still called Isabella, including the wagon.

    Craig
    Thank you - still learning things. I only referred to the coupe as an Isabella and the others just as Borgwards. The coupes have sort of a Mercedes-Benz style/look to them with some Karmann-Ghia thrown in. I only knew one person that owned a Borgward and that was the lady with the coupe. They may have been more common in Canada.
    Last edited by studegary; 06-17-2017, 07:00 PM.

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  • Guido
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    Thank you, reminds me somewhat of a Powell.

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  • 8E45E
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    Originally posted by Guido View Post
    I thought there was also a pickup truck?
    http://www.kucarfa.nl/Borgward/IsabellaPickUp.html

    Craig

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  • Guido
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    I thought there was also a pickup truck?

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  • 8E45E
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    Thank you!

    Pictures are worth a thousand words, aren't they?!??

    Craig

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  • Studedude
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    Originally posted by 8E45E View Post
    They are still called Isabella, including the wagon.

    Craig
    https://www.bing.com/images/search?q...ella&FORM=IGRE

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  • Guido
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    Originally posted by studegary View Post
    I can't speak for the other Gary, but I assume that he knows the difference as I do. I was referring to the Isabella. The Isabella is a small sporty coupe. The other Borgward models of that era are really blah basic transportation boxes.
    Correct, the coupe. I worked with a fellow in the late '70's whose uncle had been a Borgward dealer in Roanoke, VA.
    Last edited by Guido; 06-17-2017, 03:28 PM.

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  • 8E45E
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    Originally posted by studegary View Post
    I can't speak for the other Gary, but I assume that he knows the difference as I do. I was referring to the Isabella. The Isabella is a small sporty coupe. The other Borgward models of that era are really blah basic transportation boxes.
    They are still called Isabella, including the wagon.

    Craig

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  • studegary
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    Originally posted by 8E45E View Post
    Please clarify that it's the Sports Coupe you are referring to, correct? The 'sedan' was rather ordinary in appearance next to it.

    Craig
    I can't speak for the other Gary, but I assume that he knows the difference as I do. I was referring to the Isabella. The Isabella is a small sporty coupe. The other Borgward models of that era are really blah basic transportation boxes.

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  • 8E45E
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    Originally posted by Guido View Post
    I always thought the '58 Borgward Isabella was a nice looking car. But it and the Mercedes Benz 220 were older designs.
    Please clarify that it's the Sports Coupe you are referring to, correct? The 'sedan' was rather ordinary in appearance next to it.

    Craig

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  • Jett289
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    The best looking 58 Automobile was by far the Hawk IMHO.. Good thing the guy that came up with the weird quad lights didn't put them on the hawks .
    Can you imagine ? yikes .. lol

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  • Guido
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    Originally posted by studegary View Post
    A local secretary bought an Isabella new. By the mid-1960s it looked like a dated design to me.
    I would agree, but the lines were clean without huge fins or massive front bumpers (think Imperial Southampton).

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  • studegary
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    Originally posted by Guido View Post
    I always thought the '58 Borgward Isabella was a nice looking car. But it and the Mercedes Benz 220 were older designs.
    A local secretary bought an Isabella new. By the mid-1960s it looked like a dated design to me.

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  • Guido
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    I always thought the '58 Borgward Isabella was a nice looking car. But it and the Mercedes Benz 220 were older designs.

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