I shoot a Rolleicord V on the regular--love the camera. IMHO, the placement of the winding/focusing knobs is JUST right and I much prefer it to the later Rolleicords and the Flexes. Killer lens too!
I have the Rolleicord Vb and I'm in total agreement you regarding the placement of the focus and wind knobs. The older 'cords are much easier to use on a flash bracket. Wish I considered this when I bought my Rolleicord.