Real or Model #59 FINISHED!
Posted 17 October 2008 - 05:14 AM
If anyone's interested, there are several videos of this thing on youtube, including one with the engine running. Not exactly Mercedes-like smoothness!
Posted 17 October 2008 - 05:26 AM
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Posted 21 October 2008 - 07:07 PM
If I remember correctly, no actual 1886 Motorwagens are still in existence, and all the ones in museums these days are actually replicas... which would make this one not an original, but a full-scale reproduction, which makes it REAL!
Our local auto museum has one of those replicas, and I've been told by staff members that there are indeed no originals in existence.
Posted 22 October 2008 - 04:17 PM
I believe that Benz only manufactured about 90 of these cars over their 3 year production run (it was replaced by a 4 wheel version called the "Viktoria")...so with production numbers that low, dating from 120 years ago, I guess it's no surprise that none of the originals are still around!