Erdmann & Rossi: A resurrection in screen printing

It wasn’t only Britain, France and Italy producing masterful coachwork between 1910 and 1940 – German firm Erdmann & Rossi produced some well-remembered designs, too...

In the first half of the 20th Century, those who could afford to would purchase a car from the likes of Bentley, Rolls-Royce or Maybach, and then send it to a specialist coachbuilder for its tailor-fitted bodywork. Long-forgotten German companies included Jos. Neuss, Alexis Kellner, Voll & Ruhrbeck and Erdmann & Rossi. Between 1938 and 1939 alone, the latter built more than 100 cars; those that still exist today command particular interest at concours events.

Car historian and collector Rupert Stuhlemmer has now published a limited edition (to 200 examples) collection of lithographic prints focusing on the highlights of Erdmann & Rossi’s work, including coachwork for Mercedes-Benzes, Maybachs, Rolls-Royces and Hispano-Suizas. The numbered and signed prints are issued as a set, costing 980 euros.

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