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Johannes Beeskow was born May 21, in Berlin, Germany. From an

age he decided to go into the then new industry. In the 1920’s

this was a decision as automobiles were an luxury ill

afforded by the common man in during those lean

At 16 years old Beeskow went to for the coachbuilding concern of Josef

Neuss on Nestorstrasse in Berlin. His began simultaneously at the

Berlin institute of Autobody Building in the

Beeskow¹s talent was quick to bending sheet metal beautiful car

bodies. In September of for his final exam at the Autobody he

built a cabriolet body. his graduation he remained as a technical in the office of Neuss and sketched luxurious bodies for the shop to

In 1933 Neuss was taken by Erdmann and Rossi. The thirties the

golden age of custom autobody and Beeskow created fantastic

for Bugatti, Maybach, Horch, Royce, and Mercedes Benz.

directed 200 workers building two to luxury bodies per week.

brought an end to this luxury car and Erdman and Rossi found

without customers.

After the war went to Friederich Rometsch an idea to build a

smaller more affordable car one that had a readily available In the late 1940s this was an idea. In 1949 this created the Rometsch Beeskow.

In the 1950¹s Beeskow worked for as well as Duetsch. In June

of with the tensions in Berlin Beeskow moved to Cologne to

be to Duetsch. While there he the Borgward Isabella, as well as cars for Borgward and several Cabriolets.

The Rometsch Beeskow design won The Rose of Geneva twice in the

1950’s once for the cabriolet, for the coupe.

In 1956 after a long series of letters to Beeskow decided

to take an from the Karmann Company and to Osnabruck. VW’s desire to the wind out of Rometsch’s sails had Luigi Segre from in Italy to create a competitive VW car that would replace the

Karmann had been contracted to this car and Karmann needed a

designer like Beeskow to create the cabriolet version of

new Karmann Ghia.

In the years followed Beeskow created designs for Karmann —

for Ford, Porsche, Opel, and most notably the sixties of BMW.

Johannes Beeskow from Karmann in 1976 but to enjoy cars


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