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6Wiesmann still hoping for savior

The saga of Wiesmann dates back to the late 1980s when a pair of German brothers set out to make retro sports cars. The first model was built in 1993 and a steady stream of new coupes and convertibles powered by a variety of BMW engines trickled out of the factory ever since until the company ran into trouble a little over a year ago. Since then Wiesmann has meandered in and out of bankruptcy, but now the founding siblings are reportedly on the verge of securing new funding to get their company

8Wiesmann was planning cheaper MF3 Roadster before bankruptcy

Founded in 1988 with its first production car completed in 1993, Wiesmann based its entire business around one design. Fortunately since that design was more retro than a Mini Cooper, it aged well, but that didn't mean it wasn't outdated when the company recently folded. The latest reports coming in from Europe, however, indicate that – before it went belly up – Wiesmann was working on a new model.

9Wiesmann shuts down... again

Though its designs may look like Wiesmann is trying to make time stand still, the massively powerful BMW engines that power its creations say otherwise. As does its slaloming in and out of solvency over the past year or so.

2Wiesmann's speedy exit from bankruptcy stalls

After German boutique sports car manufacturer Wiesmann filed for bankruptcy in August last year, we thought order had been returned to the world when the company announced in November that it had applied to dismiss the insolvency proceedings. Little was known about the entry into and the request to dismiss bankruptcy, but it was assumed that Wiesmann had got its financials sorted out before a creditor meeting was to take place in December.

10Wiesmann pulls itself out of bankruptcy

There's been a raft of bankruptcies declared among niche European automakers recently. In the past year, the Cosworth, Gumpert, Artega, Lola and the London Taxi Company have all gone the way of the dodo. But the one we were most gutted by was Wiesmann.

14Wiesmann files for bankruptcy

German sports car manufacturer Wiesmann has reportedly filed for bankruptcy. The filing, which was made to a German district court in Münster, didn't specify any of the financial details that led Martin and Friedhelm Wiesmann to this point. The small-scale manufacturer's collapse isn't a massive surprise, as it's product lineup hasn't changed a great deal over the years. Still, the funky coupes and roadsters have always been admired from afar by the Autoblog team.

11Wiesmann GT MF4-CS offers track-ready forbidden fruit, par excellence

Wiesmann has long been forbidden fruit of the very tastiest variety for car fans here in the US, and the boutique German sports car maker continues to concoct varieties of its GT that we long to drive. For this year's Geneva show, that means this flaming orange Wiesmann GT MF4-CS.

13Wiesmann teases Geneva-bound GT MF4-CS

German sportscar maker Wiesmann has announced it's bringing the GT MF4-CS to say "Tag" to the world at the Geneva Motor Show. The last two characters in that letterlicious name stand for "Club Sport," making this the stripped-down track-day version of the Wiesmann GT MF4-S – that being the Sport version of the plain-old GT MF4.

10Wiesmann MF3 Final Edition is a technicolor dream car

German automaker Wiesmann teamed up with fashion house Sieger to give its MF3 roadster a fitting send-off after 18 long years on the market. The duo came up with 18 unique designs – one for each year the car was on sale – and one of those cars is currently on display at the Geneva Motor Show.

10Wiesmann MF5 Roadster channels Caped Crusader with Black Bat special

The term "Batmobile" is one that gets thrown around a lot in automotive circles. Pretty much anything black and sinister is described as the Dark Knight's new ride. But aside from the handful of custom vehicles made for the various TV shows and movie installments over the years – ranging from campy to badass – few have been truly worthy of the name. Enter the Wiesmann MF5 Black Bat.

8Wiesmann and Sieger show us how stripes are done with MF3 Final Edition

Some cars reach the end of their production cycle, and we miss them when they're gone. But then some we won't. The Wiesmann MF3 Roadster falls into the latter category.

1Wiesmann gives the MF3 a colorful goodbye

The thing about retro styling is that, since it's anchored not in the contemporary but in the classical, it doesn't age. So you may be as surprised as we were to discover that the Wiesmann Roadster has been on the market for 18 years now.

8Wiesmann upgrades all V10 models to twin-turbo V8

Spy Shots: Wiesmann prototype out for a spin – Click above for high-res image gallery

25Spy Shots: Wiesmann coupe prototype looking sinister

Spy Shots: Wiesmann Coupe prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery

18Report: Wiesmann MF5 exiting production as BMW V10 supply dries up *UPDATE

Wiesmann MF5 Roadster – Click above for high-res image gallery

6Frankfurt 2009: Wiesmann MF5 Roadster gets its lipstick on

Wiesmann MF5 Roadster - Click above for high-res image gallery

14Frankfurt Preview: 507-hp Wiesmann MF5 Roadster

Weismann MF5 Roadster - Click above for high-res image

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