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floyd111

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moment of bliss
« 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.

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Re: moment of bliss
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: moment of bliss
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: moment of bliss
« Reply #3 on: 14 May 2020, 12:39 AM »
Wow! That's a beautiful car indeed!

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Re: moment of bliss
« Reply #4 on: 15 July 2020, 06:52 AM »
 :-*

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Re: moment of bliss
« Reply #5 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. 
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Re: moment of bliss
« Reply #6 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.

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Re: moment of bliss
« Reply #7 on: 17 July 2020, 09:42 PM »
I don't think anyone could get more out of this car. ;D

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Re: moment of bliss
« Reply #8 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.

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Re: moment of bliss
« Reply #9 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.

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Re: moment of bliss
« Reply #10 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.

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Re: moment of bliss
« Reply #11 on: 17 November 2020, 05:55 AM »
 :)

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Re: moment of bliss
« Reply #12 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!
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