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Poll: Real or model? (40 member(s) have cast votes)

Real or model?

  1. Real (32 votes [80.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 80.00%

  2. Model (8 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

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#21 Harry P.

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Posted 17 October 2008 - 05:14 AM

Thanks, Bob.

If anyone's interested, there are several videos of this thing on youtube, including one with the engine running. Not exactly Mercedes-like smoothness! B)

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Posted 17 October 2008 - 05:26 AM

LET ME SAY THANK YOU . I REALY IN JOY THIS PART OF THE FORUM , REALY MAKES MONDAYS SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO .

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Posted 17 October 2008 - 07:02 AM

You're welcome! I'm glad you like it. B)

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 03:28 AM

:D Harry, SEE, I told you ya made junkies outta some of us! I'm not the only one who looks forward to Mondays now! It gives some of us a reason fer livin!( pretty pathetic exsistence,wontcha say?) Anyway, I'm up now Bud, an I'ma waitin on YOU! Thrill me to the marrow with your next show of prestidigetation and photographic skills. I await you, "King of all Photo Media" with great anticipation and eagerness! HIT ME HARRY!!!! :D :D :lol:

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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.

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 04:17 PM

Thanks, Dave, for the info.

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!