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The Paulussen Beradino - an Unknown Supercar

Imagine your self being a young guy in the mid-to-late 60's! Come on! Just do it for the fun of it! Sex, love, and Rock and Roll. The Doors, the Stones, all these great bands... Protests against the Vietnam war as some 'raison d'etre'. You name it.

But there was other stuff going on as well. Like the GT 4os messing with Enzo's pride, and the Miura doing pretty much the same. These times were the starting point of what we today call the “Supercar“.

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Now, imagine yourself being a young, broke engineer lusting over these vehicles. What do you do? Well, the answer is easy. You just build one yourself! Not having been born into a rich family, Johannes P. Paulussen only had one choice. Meet the Paulussen Beradino!

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He started planning it in 1965, and the build began three years later in 1968. To keep costs down, most of the parts came from a scrapyard, like the Porsche engine, which he put into it's natural habitat, a.k.a. the back of the car. In 1975 it got first registered with the German authorities as the “Paulusson Berradino Hardtop“. The deed was done, and Paulussen put around 6K miles on it. But as it was still a little rough around the edges, the car got parked in a garage and that was it.

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Between 2009 and 2011, the car got a make-over, with paint (it's first paint job), and some other goodies. It has then been seen at a few local car meets. But why did I bother to bore you with all of this? Well, it's because this thing doesn't look like your usual barn built abomination. Just look at it! If I told you that it has been built by an Italian coachbuilder like Carozzeria Touring, you'd probably believe me. It also has a little party trick up it's sleeve!

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It's not just a car, it is three cars! You have all seen the fastback version. But two men can also remove this hard-top and turn the car into a convertible.

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Or if you are feeling fancy today, maybe put on the notchback top?

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Want to know more? Maybe this is a start: http://beradino.com

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