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Postby Grindon » Fri Aug 17, 2007 6:13 pm

I went to see a bloke today about 'stuff' and couldn't believe my eyes when I saw what he had in his garage...........

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The small badge on the front above the cyclops light (that you can hardly see) is blue, with a three pointed star.

It's a Mercedes Benz 170H, claimed to be a 'beetle' prototype long before the beetle, and a collaboration of the German car industry before Porsche/VW etc. came to be.

Note the 'gullwing' doors (a 2 door car) and cabriolet roof. The engine is not aircooled (sorry crap pic of engine but it was tight in there and I took it on my camera).

I am only telling you what I was told about the history, but the car is real, I touched it!!!!!!!!!!

The guy knows of only one other in the world (in Essen, although there must be more somewhere) and that one is not the cabriolet like this.

BTW - the plates on the front are French???

It interested me anyway, anyone else??????????
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Postby COVIN » Fri Aug 17, 2007 6:40 pm

Strewth :shock: That should be in a Museum .... Must be worth a few quid as well :wink:
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Postby ChrisW » Fri Aug 17, 2007 7:05 pm

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Postby Grindon » Fri Aug 17, 2007 11:05 pm

That's the one.

Walter in Northumberland.

Great bloke Do you know him?
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Postby Grindon » Fri Aug 17, 2007 11:58 pm

Aye, the exitement and the novelty got the better of me!!!!!

It must be just me and you as nobody else was intestested enough to notice. I'm a sad old b@stard!!!!

Off to bed now!
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Postby Grindon » Sat Aug 18, 2007 12:34 am

I did ask what it may be worth and it is worth more than my house, wife, two teenage daughters, and my prowess on the footbasll field. However, I thik he is bluffing, it's only worth one daughter and the rest of us enslaved for ten years (making sarnies and sanding off, not playing footie).
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Postby Wayne63 » Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:13 pm

it may be worth a lot of money but like freddy sheppard it fuggly :wink:
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