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Old 07-02-2007, 11:16 AM   #197
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What a neat car. I love the older european cars. They always left a sense of quality. The smell of leather, the "look" of the dash, all work nicely for an older guy like me.

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I agree. Mine is not exactly a stop light rocket, but a very sweet, relaxing ride with decent road manners.
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Old 07-02-2007, 01:41 PM   #198
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Uwe, is yours the 220S model then?
I've seen a few diesel versions of this era around town. They are with me in the slow lane and my Ami-6
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Old 07-02-2007, 02:13 PM   #199
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UWE - What a great car. The care you give it comes through in the pictures. Thank you fro posting
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Old 07-02-2007, 04:52 PM   #200
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Below is photo of Mom and 1940 Packard taken at Palo Alto Concours in 1999, celebrating 100th anniversary of Packards.. She won trophy from judges who were impressed by actual (used) radiator water bag over bumper, and original typed bill of sale from 1940.. Both still look about the same today..
Beautiful! Let the common folk drive Caddys. Its been a few months, hope all are still doing well.

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Old 07-02-2007, 05:10 PM   #201
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My husband and I were both bitten by the Triumph bug before we met (actually HOW we met), we both love vehicles that are different and we both have no restraint!!!

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Old 07-02-2007, 05:29 PM   #202
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While we're playing around with the classics, my wife has often asked me if I was familiar with a twin engine car - either a Saab or a Citroen (---or other) - that was apparently used in some of the desert areas of the world. Her understanding is that it had an engine in the front and one in the rear driving the related set of wheels - however it was not a particularly large car. Can anyone offer any information about this mythical beast? The twin engine setup was supposingly to provide redundancy in remote areas where the loss of an engine could be life-threatening.
Well, in the 30s and 40s, Ford built some trucks, sometimes used as fire engines, with dual flathead V8s mounted side by side. Mainly for more power. The flathead V8 is really to small for a truck engine, so two. Does this count?

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Old 07-02-2007, 06:35 PM   #203
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Uwe, is yours the 220S model then?
I've seen a few diesel versions of this era around town. They are with me in the slow lane and my Ami-6
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Actually, Jeff, it's a 219. An odd-ball model for Mercedes. It has the rear half of the 190 models, but the long nose, and engine option of the 220. My friend has a Diesel 190, barely visible in one of the pictures. But htat i a bit too slow for me. The 219 can hang with traffic no problem, and is fast up the hills.
The 220S also had a longer ra door, and a different dashboard with a bit more hardwood on it.
I did not really know what this was when I first bought it, just thought it was cool and had to have it. Took 2 years to get it freshened up. That was 8 years ago, now it's on round 2 - the mechanical restoration.
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Old 07-02-2007, 06:38 PM   #204
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UWE - What a great car. The care you give it comes through in the pictures. Thank you fro posting
Thanks, David. It is one of my three transportation modes these days..bicycle, motorcycle, or this old Benz. I try and leave the Suburban for work and towing duties.
The car has a solid and heavy feel to it, it glides over bumps and sits firmly on the road. Enjoyable!
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This weekend at Temple Acadamy Raceway aka "Little River" outside of Temple,Texas we will be hosting The Day of the Drags Nostalgia Drag Races. There will be a few vinatge trailers out there including my '54 Fling Cloud and I know an early Silver Steak is coming. Two days of vintage drag races all day Saturday and Sunday. Come join the party. You will be able to camp out at the track. Go to The Kontinentals present - The Day of the Drag Race for all the info.
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Another shout out to the Sweeds

"Way" back in 1990 a friend of mine in highschool bought a 1968 Volvo 144 on is parents credit card. Since it was one of the few vehicles any of us had, it was keep it running or walk. This was Oregon and therefore almost always raining, so we got pretty good at keeping it running

That came in handy 7 years latter when the cute girl from the coffee shop needed someone to fix her 1969 Volvo 142S
After we got married and moved to Colorado, some nimrod tried to park his Bronco in the trunk while driving home from the bar.
Funny thing, it almost fit.

Insurance money from that went into a 1970 145s, AKA "The Anvil"

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Having young kids (2 & 5) has precluded me from doing to much work on it, but next on the list is to rebuild a pair of SU's to replaced the mucked up Webber thats smoking away in it.

Also in the mix was my first TV, a 1979 Ford F250 Supercab 4X4 Ranger Camper Special. With an 8" Skyjacker lift, 36" mudders and Lincoln 460 shoe-horned under the hood. We called it the Bohemouth.
Jeez I wish I had a picture of that beast. We sold it when we moved to Colorado. It got 7MPG in the city, 11 on the highway at sea level, I couldnt fathom what it would get up here at 6000 ft
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Old 10-18-2007, 05:14 AM   #208
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This weekend at Temple Acadamy Raceway aka "Little River" outside of Temple,Texas we will be hosting The Day of the Drags Nostalgia Drag Races. There will be a few vinatge trailers out there including my '54 Fling Cloud and I know an early Silver Steak is coming. Two days of vintage drag races all day Saturday and Sunday. Come join the party. You will be able to camp out at the track. Go to The Kontinentals present - The Day of the Drag Race for all the info.
Hey El Jefe

Good luck with your show. Take pics and post them. Are you taking the caddy along with the trailer?

The distance is just a tad too far for us for a weekend cruise although with all the rain we are having I'm sure it wouldn't take much to convince my bride to pack up and head that way....

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Old 10-18-2007, 05:18 AM   #209
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"Way" back in 1990 a friend of mine in highschool bought a 1968 Volvo 144 on is parents credit card. Since it was one of the few vehicles any of us had, it was keep it running or walk. This was Oregon and therefore almost always raining, so we got pretty good at keeping it running

That came in handy 7 years latter when the cute girl from the coffee shop needed someone to fix her 1969 Volvo 142S
After we got married and moved to Colorado, some nimrod tried to park his Bronco in the trunk while driving home from the bar.
Funny thing, it almost fit.

Insurance money from that went into a 1970 145s, AKA "The Anvil"
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(thats not my bus, Pic was taken in the PO's driveway)
Having young kids (2 & 5) has precluded me from doing to much work on it, but next on the list is to rebuild a pair of SU's to replaced the mucked up Webber thats smoking away in it.

Also in the mix was my first TV, a 1979 Ford F250 Supercab 4X4 Ranger Camper Special. With an 8" Skyjacker lift, 36" mudders and Lincoln 460 shoe-horned under the hood. We called it the Bohemouth.
Jeez I wish I had a picture of that beast. We sold it when we moved to Colorado. It got 7MPG in the city, 11 on the highway at sea level, I couldnt fathom what it would get up here at 6000 ft
One of my neighbors had a similar Volvo until two years ago. He bought it at a garage sale, drove it for ten years, spent almost nothing on maintenance, and now regrets selling it. He's never seen another one is as good condition as the one he had - it looked like it was brand new when he bought it and like a two year old car pampered car when he sold it. Not bad for a 1971 car. I'll makie sure I show him the picture of yours just to put a bit of salt in his wounds... .

Now if they could just pull an Airstream.............

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Here's the only shot I could find. Its a night time one at the track. Good times.
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Good luck with your show. Take pics and post them. Are you taking the caddy along with the trailer?

The distance is just a tad too far for us for a weekend cruise although with all the rain we are having I'm sure it wouldn't take much to convince my bride to pack up and head that way....

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