LUGGAGE RACK for Volkswagen (Feb, 1957)

LUGGAGE RACK for Volkswagen was recently exhibited at a Fall Fair in Frankfurt Germany. Easily attached to car in a few minutes, trunk costs about $65, is 110 lbs.

FLIPPED sideways, rack allows VW owner easy access to engine. Device is made by Kurt Maruitz firm in Duesseldorf to fill long-felt need on little autos.

2 comments
  1. GeorgeT says: August 15, 20122:16 pm

    Hmmm… Not sure about adding 110 pounds plus luggage to an already back heavy car.

  2. Toronto says: August 15, 20127:29 pm

    I can see the logic of this vs the traditional clamped-to-the-gutters roof rack (which made gas mileage sag) but 110 lbs? Are we sure that’s not the lawyer-approved carrying capacity?

    Also, it may get a bit hot. (I’ve scrambled eggs over an engine*, but doubt you could do a good job of something like pizza or chicken, so the ‘cook while delivering’ option is out.)

    * A diesel. At sea. Ketchup covers many sins.

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