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cawimmer430
07-28-2007, 08:22 AM
Part 6

"Gallery of Trucks"

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1974 Mercedes-Benz LP 1513 Heizöl-Tankwagen
In 1965 Mercedes-Benz introduced a new medium-duty truck that was geared towards a variety of distribution work. Various body styles permitted different tasks of being accomplished. This LP 1513 for example was used to distribute heating oil prior to the winter months.
6-cylinders, 5675cc, 130-horsepower @ 2,800 RPM, 87 km/h top speed
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1938 Mercedes-Benz L 6500 Pritschenwagen
In 1935 Mercedes-Benz put the L 6500 on the market as a heavy duty truck. It was equipped with a powerful diesel engine and specifically designed for long distance performance. A three-axle version with an even bigger payload capacity of 10 tons was sold as the L 10,000. The L 6500 had a payload capacity of 6.5 tons. Some examples were used by the Wehrmacht (German Army) during World War II.
6-cylinders, 12,517cc, 150-horsepower @ 1,700 RPM, 57 km/h top speed
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1959 Mercedes-Benz LP 333 Pritschenwagen
The LP 333 was popularly referred to as "millipede" because of its two-steered front axles. The additional axle permitted a higher payload capacity and improved the stability of the vehicle.
6-cylinders, 10,809cc, 200-horsepower @ 2,200 RPM, 92 km/h top speed
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1912 Benz 3-Ton Truck
This Benz 3-ton truck is a typical truck of the pre-World War I days. It had a chain drive and solid rubber tires. Propeller shafts and pneumatic tires did not see use in trucks unti the 1920s. The Benz trucks were manufactured at the Gaggenau factory, acquired by Benz in 1907 to meet the growing demand for commercial vehicles.
4-cylinders, 6451cc, 45-horsepower @ 1,200 RPM, 25 km/h top speed
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1965 Mercedes-Benz L 406 Kastenwagen
The L 406 is a representative of the L 319 van series. Introduced in 1955, the model offered an innovative and ground breaking design that distinguished it from trucks.
4-cylinders, 1988cc, 55-horsepower @ 4,340 RPM, 98 km/h top speed
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1994 Mercedes-Benz 508D Kastenwagen
In 1989, the 508D complemented the range of large MB vans launched in 1986. They were entirely adapted to the needs of professional drivers featuring a sound-insulated cab, an ergonomically designed driver's seat and particularly clearly arranged gauges. Pickups, tippers and other special body styles were available for the car.
4-cylinders, 2299cc, 79-horsepower @ 3,800 RPM, 93 km/h top speed
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1938 Mercedes-Benz O 10000 "Mobile Postoffice"
The O 10000 saw duty in the 1930s as an urban bus and long-distance coach and impressed people by its very size. The vehicle on show served with the Austrian Postal Service as a parcel truck after World War II on the Salzburg-Vienna route. Later on, it was converted into a mobile post office which saw use at events like the Salzburg Festival or as a temporary post office.
6-cylinders, 11,197cc, 150-horsepower @ 1,700 RPM, 65 km/h top speed
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1980 Mercedes-Benz 1624 Autotransporter
The MB 1624, a 16-tonner, was a member of the new generation of medium and heavy duty trucks introduced by MB in 1973. As a car transporter, it was usually combined with a trailer and carried up to 10 midsized cars or 11 small cars. The exhibited 1624 is laden with the last produced W123, C123, W126 and C126 cars from the Sindelfingen factory.
V8, 12,766cc, 240-horsepower @ 2,300 RPM, 98 km/h top speed
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 280CE
The 280CE was the most exclusive of the W123 series. It was the forerunner of the modern-day CLK coupes. The exhibited vehicle is virtually fully loaded and was the last 280CE built in Sindelfingen.
6-cylinders, 2746cc, 185-horsepower @ 5,800 RPM, 195 km/h top speed
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 230E
The Mercedes 230E was the most popular gasoline-engined model of the W123 series combining efficient fuel economy with spirited performance. Between 1980 and 1985, over 245,000 230E's were produced. The car on display was one of the last 230E's made in Sindelfingen in August of 1985.
4-cylinders, 2299cc, 136-horsepower @ 5,100 RPM, 180 km/h top speed
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 380sEL
The 380SEL was a W126 S-Class presented in 1979. These were the first Mercedes to have aerodynamically designed bumpers. Beginning 1981, these were also the world's first production cars to feature an airbag as optional equipment. The model on display was one of the last 380SEL's produced. The facelifted W126 series debutted in 1985.
V8, 3839cc, 204-horsepower @ 5,250 RPM, 210 km/h top speed
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1955 Mercedes-Benz Rennwagen-Schnelltransporter
This special high-speed transporter for racing cars was a one-of-a-kind specimen built by the Mercedes-Benz testing department. The racing department used the transporter, also called "Blue Wunder", to chauffeur its racing cars in 1955 - at speeds of up to 170 km/h (106 mph). As the original no longer exists, the vehicle was completely reconstructed with the help of the original documents from the archives.
6-cylinders, 2996cc, 192-horsepower @ 5,500 RPM, 170 km/h top speed

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SLR Rennsportwagen
Mercedes-Benz won the 1955 sports-car world championship with the 300SLR racing sports car. On display is the first of such vehicles to be built. Its air brake was extended when the brakes were applied at high speed to reduce the straign on the wheels' drum brakes. The car on show saw action at Le Mans and the Swedish Grand Prix.
8-cylinders, 2982cc, 302-horsepower @ 7,500 RPM, 300 km/h top speed
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bhunter2112
07-28-2007, 11:57 AM
very nice thank you

cawimmer430
07-28-2007, 04:04 PM
Originally posted by bhunter2112:
very nice thank you

Anytime. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

jolly_magpie
07-28-2007, 05:39 PM
That little blue one is a riot. Who says the Germans are humourless??

BfHeFwMe
07-28-2007, 09:56 PM
Great stuff once again, but have a question for you. The L 6500 Pritschenwagen, by looking at the photo's the little round disks in the forward door area appear to be a bit to small to function as mirrors. Are they some sort of turn signals?

And if they are, what are the devices mounted behind the cab door windows? They appear to be shaped like truck mirrors, yet are placed in an unusable position for a driver? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

woofiedog
07-29-2007, 12:50 AM
Mint photo's... Quite the car hauler! LoL

msalama
07-29-2007, 01:09 AM
Extremely cool. Thanks for posting.

Where's the museum located? We're travelling around in Germany w/ the missus in August & might like to have a look too http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

S!

blairgowrie
07-29-2007, 05:27 AM
Outstanding pics m8. Can you tell us what type of camera, glass, additional lighting etc?

cawimmer430
07-29-2007, 04:32 PM
Originally posted by BfHeFwMe:
Great stuff once again, but have a question for you. The L 6500 Pritschenwagen, by looking at the photo's the little round disks in the forward door area appear to be a bit to small to function as mirrors. Are they some sort of turn signals?

And if they are, what are the devices mounted behind the cab door windows? They appear to be shaped like truck mirrors, yet are placed in an unusable position for a driver? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

To be honest, I have no clue. Some of these trucks were used by the German Army so it could be that this was some sort of signaling device. The precise history of this particular truck was not mentioned in the little information plaque. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

cawimmer430
07-29-2007, 04:41 PM
Originally posted by msalama:
Extremely cool. Thanks for posting.

Where's the museum located? We're travelling around in Germany w/ the missus in August & might like to have a look too http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

S!

Anytime. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

The museum is located in Stuttgart. Here's the address.

Mercedes Museum
Mercedesstraße 100
70732 Stuttgart

Website: http://www.museum-mercedes-benz.com/

All you need to know is that they are closed on Mondays. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

cawimmer430
07-29-2007, 04:43 PM
Originally posted by blairgowrie:
Outstanding pics m8. Can you tell us what type of camera, glass, additional lighting etc?

Thanks. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Well my camera is pretty terrible. It's an Olympus FE-200, bought it about a year and a half ago. It's a simple digital camera, none of that fancy SLR/DSLR/ASLR stuff. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I am planning on switching over to an SLR/DSLR camera and will be checking out some used ones on Amazon. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

blairgowrie
07-29-2007, 05:46 PM
That's really quite amazing. I have a Canon Rebel and I can't take photos like you have done. The sharpness of focus is excellent, the colour is good and the lighting is also very good.

Interminate
07-29-2007, 09:14 PM
Really nice. Thanks.

triad773
07-29-2007, 09:24 PM
Gee that Rennsportwagen is tres' cool http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

You drive to your destination, then fire up your REAL car!

Cheers

Triad

cawimmer430
07-30-2007, 10:50 AM
Once again, anytime. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

bdc_p
07-30-2007, 10:54 AM
ohh, nice piece of history there, thanks

cawimmer430
07-30-2007, 11:03 AM
Originally posted by bdc_p:
ohh, nice piece of history there, thanks

More coming up. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif