Amphibean Caravan Suleica F500
1967 - Design Ferdinand Schäfer - Detmold
In 1958/59, the company Kunststofftechnik (plastic-technology) Ferdinand Schäfer in Detmold decided to build a lightweight camper car from GFK. Experience in the construction and the using of fiberglass reinforced plastics from GFK or epoxy resin had existed for more than ten years.
First displayed in 1962 the series was built until 1968. In the course of coverage in the media the Motor Sport Journalist of that time, Fritz B. Busch of the magazine Auto-Motor-Sport named it the „Super-Leicht-Caravan „ the name still used until the present day “Suleica”. It has nearly become its nick-name.