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    Report: Germany's Melkus files for bankruptcy

    Another boutique maker of compact sports coupes has filed for bankruptcy in Germany. Melkus was a company we always enjoyed seeing at European auto shows. You never knew where the company would be – all of a sudden you'd notice a sleek, lissome coupe with open gullwing doors and you'd go, ...

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    Official: Melkus lacquers up RS2000 Black Edition for Geneva debut

    What's the difference between black and piano black? Lacquer, and lots of it. Whether they're making an actual piano or trimming out a car to the same effect, craftsman will typically apply six layers of clearcoat to give the wood that deep, lustrous shine (compared to the three layers featured ...

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    Melkus showing GT, GTS versions of RS2000 at Top Marques Monaco

    We were suitably impressed a couple of years ago at the Frankfurt Motor Show where we stumbled upon the Melkus RS2000. The gullwing sportscar is based on the Lotus Elise and built by a historic East German nameplate revived by the son and grandson of its founder. That same marque has now rolled ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Melkus RS2000 provides thrills with history for big money

    Melkus RS2000 -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    Three years ago Melkus, the historic, East German race car builder, released renderings of a gullwing sports car they wanted to have ready in 2009. It always makes us happy to see the passionate guy make big plans and then get them ...

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    Melkus marque lives again

    East German sports car builder Melkus, founded by designer and racecar driver Heinz Melkus, reopened its doors under the direction of Peter and Sepp Melkus as Melkus Sports Car Kg in May 2006. Currently starting production of a limited edition reproduction of the marque's RS 1000, originally ...


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