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Mr Claus Luthe died on 17 Febuary in Munich .75 years .

He designed the NSU Ro 80 in 1967 with the Wankel motor.

From Voll in Wurzburg to Fiat in Heilbronn in 1956 Designer by NSU . In 1967 managing their design team.

1971 till 1976 for Audi ,changing to BMW Munich , where his design team constructed the Successful 5er 7er & the new 3er series.

1990 guilty of manslaughter of his Addict son . After 2years 9 months prison he retired & continued to work freelance for BMW.

Rest in Peace & Danke for our E34 !

MM
 

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There was a piece about him in the April BMW CC magazine. It seems his creative genuis was tained by his terrible personal issues, which were beyond his control. We must however recognise his abilities to design wonderful cars. His like will not be seen again I fear.
 

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Yes , it was a shame not to see you .....I'll start a separate thread you insensitive bugger !

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