COACHBUILD com D’Ieteren

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Maybach DS7 Zeppelin


The Belgian company is older than the State of The company is currently known as importer of VAG group cars and were formerly known for coachbuilding activities and assembly of cars and Volkswagens.

Jean D?Ieteren founded his small close to the center of Brussels in when Belgium was still of France. He specialized himself in the of chariot wheels, but soon to manufacture complete chariots. Joseph died in 1831, but his two Adolphe and Alexandre took The youngest, Alexandre, moved to for some time to specialize in drawing and reworking woodwork of In 1857 he established a new and larger the Nieuwstraat (Newstreet) in Brussels. The D’Ieteren generation, Alexandre’s Alfred en Emile moved the to the Steenweg (Rock road) in

Alfred en Emile changed the in D?Ieteren Frиres and in 1884 became official suppliers to the Royal Household. Four later, after being many times for their they delivered their chariot to the Belgian Royal In 1897 they built first body for a motorcar. The grew bigger and in 1906 opened new shops in the Maliestraat nr. 50 in

Alfred’s sons, Lucien en took over and from now on focussed solely on manufacturing coachworks. Chassis from a hundred 100 brands, of which Minerva, Panhard, Renault, Delahaye, Mercedes and Hispano were bodied by D?Ieteren. built about 6000 in total.

After WW I, the brothers parted. the economic crash from Lucien left the trade of luxury coachworks and became a representative for American car brands and like Studebaker, Pierce-Arrow, and Rockne. To avoid heavy taxes, Lucien’s company to assembly the chassis and coachworks for the market.

Maybach DS7 Zeppelin

After WW II, Pierre D?Ieteren to obtain the sales rights for VW and so became the official Belgian of that German manufacturer 1948 untill this D’Ieteren bought a piece of in ‘Vorst’ for the assembly of the Studebakers and this was followed by the assembly of Since 1950, Pierre also became the importer of

The Volkswagen factory in Vorst was to Volkswagen in 1970. Pierre died in road accident in and his son Roland took over of the now very large D’Ieteren

The enterprise later obtained the import rights for Belgium for like Audi (1974), (1984), Skoda (1992), and Bentley (2000) and Lamborghini D?Ieteren Sport did the import for (1975) and MBK (1982).

Since D’Ieteren was no longer involved the coachbuilding trade, but today D’Ieteren has a share in the newly ‘Touring Superleggera’, which is under management of the Dutch Koot.

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