• May 10, 2006
We haven't touched on German coachbuilder Weismann in over a year, so we're pleased to revisit the niche manufacturer with some good news in hand. After 12 years of operation Weismann has produced its 500th Roadster model. While that may not seem like a lot after a dozen years with the doors open, consider that Weismanns are hand-built to each customer's specifications and go for well north of $100,000 US dollars. Power for Weismann vehicles is provided by BMW inline-six and V8 engines. Many see the Weismann's design as a hodgepodge mess of styling cues from Jaguar, Morgan, TVR and others. Regardless, it's a unique piece of machina that manages to look like nothing and everything on the road all at the same time.

The 500th Weismann Roadster is being auctioned off on the company's website with all proceeds to go to a charity of the winner's choice.

[Source: WorldCarFans]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      WIESMANN, NOT WEISMANN...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Consider the Wiesmann roadster to be an homage to sports car tradition. It doesn't have to re-invent the wheel. It doesn't copy as much as it pays tribute to classic open sports car design. I just wish somebody would model it in 1:43 scale.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #6, yeah they did. Although I can't remember if it was last season or the one before. I think they reviewed it alongside the Panoz Esperante, but don't hold me to that.
      • 8 Years Ago
      " I sometimes feel people don't even read other people's comments..."

      Apparently they read other people's comments (look at the flak I received) but either don't read closely or only "pick up" on the opinions of others when they are different from their own opinions.
      I guess I should have just said something like "this car's styling is an acquired taste...and maybe some of my taste buds are dead".
      • 8 Years Ago
      Sweet car...didnt they test one of these out on Top Gear?
      • 8 Years Ago
      I said the STYLING suggests kit car. Take a look at the many fiberglass "replicars" from the '70s or '80s, and you will notice they take a fairly decent design and for what ever reason, put a UNIQUE "spin" on it. This car, I read EVO occasionally...but missed this test, from looking at only the front and side suggests Austin-Healey 3000 and/or Shelby Cobra with hints of 120 or 150 Jag and maybe some Bristol. I am NOT suggesting it is only as well built as your average kit car.
      • 8 Years Ago
      First of all: THE COMPANY IS CALLED WIESMANN, WEISMANN. What is it about the whole english-speaking world getting the name wrong? See for yourself: www.wiesmann-auto-sport.de

      And btw, if you think Kit Car, see what some well-known english car enthusiasts had to say about the car (although he pronounces it wrong):
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZXzQUGMi-g&search=wiesmann

      Some Kit Car...
      • 8 Years Ago
      EVO tested one of these about a year ago giving it a very good review, with many BMW components and outstanding build quality. Hardly a kit car. I do like the V8 coupe much better.
      • 8 Years Ago
      For all those folks who say the Japanese are second rate car designers because they can't come up with an original idea......
      I can see "hints" of at least 5 different brands/models of cars here, and that's just looking at the front. I GUESS, if it takes them a lot of time to hand build a car to a customer's EXACT specifications it could be worth MORE than $100,000. Unfortunately, the styling, at least from this picture, suggests KIT CAR.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It's interesting to read criticism (kit kar?? WTF???!!!) on a european top 10 dream car from americans...
      funny....
      and yeah, the brand is 'Wiesmann', but i don't wonder anymore