Franke & Co automobiles. Neuhausen; Switzerland from 1975 to 1983
Franke & Co. was a Swiss manufacturer of kit automobiles from the mid 1970s to the early 80s .
The company from Neuhausen am Rheinfall produced bodies. In 1975, under the direction of Wolfgang Franke, the production of automobiles began. The brand name was Franke . Around 1983, their production ended.
Franke produced VW buggies . First model was the Buggy 75 . The shortened chassis of the VW Beetle formed the basis. On it a plastic body was mounted. This model had a fixed roof, but no doors. The original price was 4950 Swiss francs for the kit. The drive was powered by flat four cylinder boxer engines from Volkswagen with 34 to 50 hp .
In 1976,produced the Joker 76 . This was a pickup that could be turned into a coupe or a station wagon . The basis formed chassis of VW 1300 and VW 1302. The engines made up to 50 hp.
Untill 1983,was followed by other models untill production ended.