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10 hours ago, Daddyfink said:

Equipped with a Toyota 2JZ

1973 Mercedes-Benz 280C with a 2JZ GTE swap [1024 × 676] : carporn

That's sweet!  Can get a resin engine too.  Now find a kit of that car.  ?

 I built this last century, wasn't crazy about the curbside chassis.
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20 minutes ago, Russell C said:

Those of us who are stuck forever living in the 1980s can never forget the widebody creations of Willy Koenig.

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Yea, me too!  That SEL sure needs to be slammed!

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On 11/30/2020 at 8:42 AM, espo said:

All of these great looking cars makes me think we might start seeing a new direction in some builds here. I know I got a few ideas.  

Well, I've started on an Prior AMG GT using the Revell kit and C1 trans-kit.

 

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12 hours ago, Misha said:

Open house at our local track in the Cowichan Valley from 2018.


 

 

Ah nice, the "Rote Sau"! It was kind of an outlaw in the racing business, indeed. The one from the pictures is a factory replica of the car that finished 2nd in the 1971 24 Hours of Spa. The original car was sold to French company Matra, who modified it with a mechanism to test fighter jet tires. It is unknown what happened to the car afterwards.

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10 hours ago, mattg said:

Ah nice, the "Rote Sau"! It was kind of an outlaw in the racing business, indeed. The one from the pictures is a factory replica of the car that finished 2nd in the 1971 24 Hours of Spa. The original car was sold to French company Matra, who modified it with a mechanism to test fighter jet tires. It is unknown what happened to the car afterwards.

Thank you Matthias for the information, it helps to know the background to fully appreciate the photos.

Cheers Misha

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This is Hans Heyer and his 1980 500 SLC Le Mans car. The story I read said that he built this for one reason--to be the fastest down the Mulsanne straight. Varying reports say it didn't work, was banned, or Mercedes wouldn't allow him to race it. 

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11 hours ago, mattg said:

Ah nice, the "Rote Sau"! It was kind of an outlaw in the racing business, indeed. The one from the pictures is a factory replica of the car that finished 2nd in the 1971 24 Hours of Spa. The original car was sold to French company Matra, who modified it with a mechanism to test fighter jet tires. It is unknown what happened to the car afterwards.

The Red Pig?

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On 12/3/2020 at 9:52 AM, Misha said:

Open house at our local track in the Cowichan Valley from 2018.

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There you go, the first AMG.  Funny how it wasn't lowered at all.

On 12/3/2020 at 6:50 PM, Venom said:

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That's different.  ?

14 hours ago, Draggon said:

This is Hans Heyer and his 1980 500 SLC Le Mans car. The story I read said that he built this for one reason--to be the fastest down the Mulsanne straight. Varying reports say it didn't work, was banned, or Mercedes wouldn't allow him to race it. 

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Fastest brick perhaps.  That's wild!  I have a hat like that.

9 hours ago, Venom said:

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? meh

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36 minutes ago, Venom said:

37BB910F-2E74-4FAE-AAC0-76B3637D4205.jpegMaybe this will make up for it

Some cars need to remain unseen, at least more than once.  ?  Love the military style of that.  ⬆️

I looked through a book Extraordinary Automobiles published 1983, took some shots which aren't the best resolution, but gives a great idea what was cool back then.
Styling - Garage:
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Sbarro:
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Isdera Spyder 033i:
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I was doing some research, found this cool Mercedes Benz W121 190D Ponton Pickup, never knew these existed.

Found these on Pinterest:
190SLT Sport Wagon
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190SL Renntech with Evod wheels
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I grew up with a '60 190 sedan.  This has the modern 190 2.5 Evo running gear.
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This is when it was brand new, just before I was born.
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