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Only three cars were built under the name S.H.W. (Schwabische Hutten Werke AG).  The company was located in Boblingen near Stuttgart.  In those days, Wunibald Kamm, who was later to become famous as a pioneer in the field of aerodynamics, worked at Mercedes as a designer.  His dream was a cheap car which almost everyone could afford.  Mercedes was not interested in the idea so Kamm had to find another manufacturer,  S.H.W. was up for the challenge and built three prototypes.  The self-supporting bodywork was made entirely from aluminium.  An air-cooled, two-cylinder boxer engine powered the front wheels which had independent suspension.  The rubber silent blocks between the engine and the body, and the structure of the storage space between the front and rear mudguards were new.  This space was primarily intended to strengthen the bodywork.  Only one of the prototypes survived the war.  The beautifully restored example can be seen in the Deutsche Museum in Munich. 

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