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Title: moment of bliss
Post by: floyd111 on 22 April 2020, 03:22 AM
A much lesser known model from the famous Fracassi Trossi that was restored in all it's glory. How cool was this Trossi SSK? I have not been able to find a surviving model.
Title: Re: moment of bliss
Post by: rumb on 22 April 2020, 08:37 AM
Could you just imagine motoring around the countryside in one of those? Even if the suspension was not that great it must of been magnificent. The sound of the engine!  I read that most all of the early MB road beasts were only affordable to the very rich.
Title: Re: moment of bliss
Post by: ptashek on 22 April 2020, 09:07 AM
I've easily spent an hour in the MB museum just admiring the red 540K cabriolet they have on display. It's gorgeous.

They're about 7 million euro, if they ever pop-up for sale. It will be the very first thing I'll buy if I get that sort of cash to spend one day :)

Early MBs were very much a high-earner, upper-class vehicle. The economics of post-WW1 and post-WW2 Germany have done away with it rapidly.
Title: Re: moment of bliss
Post by: petecon on 14 May 2020, 12:39 AM
Wow! That's a beautiful car indeed!
Title: Re: moment of bliss
Post by: floyd111 on 15 July 2020, 06:52 AM
 :-*
Title: Re: moment of bliss
Post by: UTn_boy on 15 July 2020, 03:06 PM
Ah the Adenauer.  The chassis that looks, smells, and feels like a million bucks.  But when you ride in one or drive one you have zero satisfaction, and you think....."this thing drives and rides worse than a Model T."......it's true...they do. 
Title: Re: moment of bliss
Post by: floyd111 on 15 July 2020, 04:14 PM
Never know! I sat in one, parked. Seat felt like a million bucks indeed, as did the interior in general
Unbelievable them ain't a presidential ride.
Title: Re: moment of bliss
Post by: floyd111 on 17 July 2020, 09:42 PM
I don't think anyone could get more out of this car. ;D
Title: Re: moment of bliss
Post by: BCK1963 on 29 September 2020, 04:31 AM
Only the Titanic sits deeper.

A hopefully sound translation of a german saying to very low riding cars of the cheap show-off Kind.
Title: Re: moment of bliss
Post by: BCK1963 on 29 September 2020, 09:11 AM
I am from Schaffhausen / Switzerland. In spring this year on a car meeting in Zurich I met a guy with a /8 with an air suspension.
Here in Switzerland original cars in a very good and original condition get the veterans status. It doesn't save you much compared to modern cars but I guess without the vet status you would have even more problems driving them.
Driving cars in Switzerand in general is a real rip.
The /8 will probably not have gotten the vets status since the guy told me that every ca.6 years before the official technical inspection he removes the air suspension and re-installs the original.
Title: Re: moment of bliss
Post by: floyd111 on 29 September 2020, 08:21 PM
You're not wrong, but I'm not a big C123 fan.
If I'd have to drive one, this would be fun for the day, though.
Title: Re: moment of bliss
Post by: floyd111 on 17 November 2020, 05:55 AM
 :)
Title: Re: moment of bliss
Post by: Jed on 17 November 2020, 04:53 PM
I don't think anyone could get more out of this car. ;D

I am not a fan of lowering our cars but this does look very mean! In a good way!
Title: Re: moment of bliss
Post by: floyd111 on 14 December 2020, 12:09 AM
Can't help it. gets me each time.. :)
Title: Re: moment of bliss
Post by: floyd111 on 15 April 2021, 12:26 AM
O yeah... That's a ride I'd like! 8)