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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Trasco International

Trasco International of Germany was an '80s coachbuilder best known for its often flambouyant conversions to Mercedes-Benz including gullwing coupes and stretch limousines with armoured protection.
 
Details about Trasco and some of their cars can be found on Bram Cort's excellent 1000SEL site:http://www.1000sel.com/index.php/trasco
 
While the majority of conversions were on Mercedes, Trasco also offered coachbuilt Rolls-Royce Silver Spur stretch limousines.
 
Here's a photo from a Trasco brochure of a Silver Spur with an 18-inch stretch:
 
And here we have photos of an actual car.
 
It's a 1990 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur II, chassis #LCX32400, also an 18-inch stretch:  
 
 
 
 
 
The treatment of the centre stretch is a litte different in detail from the brochure photo: 
 
 
 
And it has a sun-roof above the rear seat:
 
 
 
 
The interior incorporates a custom centre console to both the front and rear compartments:
 
 
 
 
And the specification includes division, TV, VHS video and curtains:
 
 
 
 
It appears to have been a Gulf (Middle East) specification car at outset:
 
 
And has a Trasco treadplate:
 
 
I wonder how many other examples exist? Not many, I'm sure...
 
(Posted by Andy)

2 Comments:

At 8:29 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could you tell me where you got these pictures from. i have seen these same pictures, being used of a car that is for sale on the internet, that I am interested in buying. I was assuming that these are of the actual car that is for sale.
Could you please email me direct cdavis@direct.ca

 
At 11:24 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The car is located in Tokyo and being advertised on several Japanese car sales websites, it also listed on eBay in the US at present but at a much higher price to reflect shipping and tax

 

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