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Friday, December 27, 2013

Motorwagen by Benz

This amazing replica was on display at the Codissia Fair held recently in Coimbatore: This vehicle featured a rear mounted horizontal engine with a vertical crankshaft and final transmission to the rear wheels by side chains all mounted on a tubular chassis.The 984 cc IC engine developed a then spectacular 0.9 HP giving a top speed of approx. 8 K mph amidst a veritable cacophony of sounds smells and vibrations. Today the Motorwagen may be considered primitive to the extreme but Benz's patent of 29 January 1886 was indeed "state of the art" The original car was donated to the Deutche's museum by Papa Benz in 1906. This one is a replica built in Yorkshire England a few years back. Attractively presented with black framing and iron work, varnished wood platform & wooden tool box, and a plethora of brass fittings this fabulous exhibition piece can also be made to run but with care.

18 comments:

  1. Some days it seems I'm old enough to remember!!!!

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  2. Amazing , isn't it ? how much technology has travelled.

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  3. Something so different and rare.
    Great pics.

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  4. I have never seen one before Ram. It's vintage! Looks beautiful .

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  5. That's like a rare jewel. Can't say I've ever seen one of these, even in pictures! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Just stopping by to say "thank you" for pointing out my error of 30 minutes, which should have been 30 seconds. I have since edited it to seconds. :) Happy New Year to you. Sending you a hug.

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  7. Wow. I wouldnt mind a ride in that :-)

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  8. We wish you a pleasant year change
    Until next year
    RW & SK

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  9. Hello my friend photo

    I wish you and your loved ones a fantastic 2014 with lots of love and happiness.

    Kind regards and a hug, Joop

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  10. I Love it Ram, i wish you many blessings in the New Year

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  11. I know very little about vehicles, looks nice though.

    Happy New Year
    Peace & Happiness.
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  12. It IS beautiful. Looks like a work of art! Happy New Year, Ram! May you and your family have a bountiful and prosperous 2014. :)

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  13. Great shot of an interesting vehicle.

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