The Lee Roy Hartung Collection
November 3-5, 2011
Sold for $195,500
A road-going version of the Veritas was launched in 1949. Coupe, cabriolet and sports roadster styles were available, all bodied by Hermann Spohn Karosseriebau of Ravensburg, whose work was principally found on Maybach chassis. Engines were from BMW, either stock or modified 326 units or powerplants from the 328. BMW objected to the use of their name on cars not of their manufacture, so the cars were soon rebadged simply as Veritas.
Spohn became enamored of Harley Earl’s Le Sabre concept car and turned out several custom cars with Le Sabre-type rear fins and taillights. This all-original example is believed to have been returned to Spohn for such modifications, which included installation of fender skirts. It was also fitted with an upper grille assembly in the nose. In time-warp overall condition, the Hartung Spohn is a truly a barn find car and remains entirely original, waiting for its next owner’s enthusiastic direction.