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Although Peter C. I. Stengel is often listed as a coachbuilder, it’s very likely that he was a designer only, and aside from two well-publicized vehicles it’s doubtful that many, if any other Stengel-designed vehicles were actually constructed. Considering that Stengel designed so few vehicles, it’s surprising that he remains so well-known today.

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Stengel logo.

Stengel first appears on the scene in 1941 when he approached the newly-formed Los Angeles coachbuilder / customizer, Coachcraft, Ltd.

It’s assumed that Stengel went back to work for his old employer Consolidated Vultee (Convair) at the end of the War, which was now the largest manufacturer of airframes in the United States.

(source: Coachbuilt) ©2004 Mark Theobald - All rights reserved.

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