May 31, 2016

RÖHR ( ROEHR ) / GERMANY

The German RÖHR Company -  founded by Gustav Röhr - started late in the automobile industry.
They presented their first car in 1927.
It was a large 8 - cylinder car  in the luxury segment. They sold not many of these car cars so they tried to offer a cheaper 4 - cylinder car, the RÖHR Junior, one of the first  front wheel drive automobiles. It was the "best-seller" for RÖHR ( 1,700 cars ) but not enough to survive.
In 1938 they sold the factory to STOEWER and the RÖHR Junior became the STOEWER Greif.

All RÖHR emblems are hard to find. You have to looks years for them.

Original Röhr 8 emblem made of enamel
Dimensions 2.3 cm x  3.5 cm (badge without base)
Year1927 - 1931
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RÖHR OLYMPIER 1938



1937 RÖHR OLYMPIER emblem. The insert is a repro made of plastic



this emblem was mounted on the radiator core
Dimensions12.5 cm x 12.0 cm (emblem with metal base)
Year1933 - 1935
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insert made of enamel



In 1933 -34 at the Röhr 8 type F there was another  emblem on the radiator just showing the number 8 with ornaments. No script or letters on the grill indicated the public that it was a Röhr.
Question of understatement ?





For more beautiful car or truck emblems see older posts or top right ( list of car makers ).

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