The Rotzell 46

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A press photo of Ed with the Rotzell 46 dated January 27, 1946. Photo courtesy of Sport Custom.
A press release photo of Ed making a final adjustment to the motor of the car. The photo is dated February 11, 1946 Photo courtesy of Sport Custom.
The doors in Ed's shop were too small to get the car out, so he had to have the plate glass window of his shop removed to get it out. Photo courtesy of Sport Custom.

The Rotzell 46 is a sports custom built by Ed Rotzell of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The build was started late in 1945, and it took Ed 3 months at a cost of $357 from parts of five makes to complete the build. The parts were picked up at various junk shops. Ed's custom made its debut early in 1946. Once completed, the shop doors were too small to get the car out of Ed's shop, so he had to have the plate glass window of his shop removed.[1]



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