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08-17-2007, 06:37 AM
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"Gallery of Heros"

1923 Benz 10/30 PS
Launched in 1921, the Benz 10/30 PS was the smallest car offered by the Benz Cie. and was aimed at the "common man" to provide him with means of transportation. The car soon became very popular with the masses, police and ambulance fleets and was one of the first cars to be converted into hearse duty. Production ended in 1926 when Benz Cie. merged with the Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft to form Daimler-Benz.
4-cylinders, 2614cc, 30-horsepower @ 2,000 RPM, 78 km/h top speed

1927 Mercedes-Benz 8/38 PS
During the 1920s, the poor state of the German economy forced the newly Daimler-Benz AG to create a series of smaller cars to bring in profit. The 8/38 PS was one of these smaller cars and very successful. It is often credited with having saved the company though it remains "forgotten" as it roamed the streets during the times of the great Kompressor cars.
6-cylinders, 1991cc, 38-horsepower @ 3,400 RPM, 80 km/h top speed

1928 Mercedes-Benz Dieselschlepper Typ OE
In 1928 Mercedes-Benz presented the OE diesel tractor, which was built in Mannheim. The large 1-cylinder engine was installed horizontally. This version shown is a "road tractor" as can be seen by its wide rubber tires. The farm version had steel wheels and no tires.
1-cylinder, 4,241cc, 26-horsepower @ 800 RPM, 12 km/h top speed


1931 Mercedes-Benz 170
The 170 was a milestone for Mercedes. It was the first production car to have independent wheel suspension at the front and rear and it also had particularly safe handling characteristics. And despite its 6-cylinder engine was still reasonably priced and economical. It became a sales hit and was responsible for helping Daimler-Benz out of the economic crisis of the early 1930s.
6-cylinders, 1692cc, 32-horsepower @ 3,200 RPM, 90 km/h top speed

1935 Mercedes-Benz 130
The 130 was the cheapest Mercedes-Benz of the 1930s. The 130 was similar to the VW Beetle in layout with the engine in the rear and a tubular backbone chassis. 4,298 130s were made from 1934 to 1936.
4-cylinders, 1308cc, 26-horsepower @ 3,400 RPM, 92 km/h top speed

1937 Mercedes-Benz L1500 Holzvergaser
This light Mercedes-Benz truck, the L1500, runs on wood instead of gasoline. In its gas generator, mounted behind the cab, wood smolders, reacts with steam and forms the so-called generator gas which is burned in the engine. Wood carburetor vehicles were widely used in Germany during World War II and in the immediate post-war period due to gasoline shortages. 2,585 L1500 Holzvergaser were made from 1937-1941.
6-cylinders, 2229cc, 40-horsepower @ 2,800 RPM, 65 km/h top speed

1949 Mercedes-Benz Unimog 25 PS
This 25-horsepower Unimog was one of the first production units of the "universal motorized implement" concept. Developed from 1945, the all rounder was geared to the many diverse needs of agriculture.
4-cylinders, 1697cc, 25-horsepower @ 2,350 RPM, 50 km/h top speed

1951 Mercedes-Benz 170D
The Mercedes-Benz 170D was the first diesel Mercedes after World War II. It did not take long for the 170D to surpass sales of its gasoline brother, the 170V. With its reliability and economy, the 170D laid the path for success of the diesel car. The model shown was introduced in 1950 and internally named "170Da".
4-cylinders, 1767cc, 40-horsepower @ 3,200 RPM, 100 km/h top speed

1962 Mercedes-Benz 190
The 190 and 190D models were introduced in 1961. The vehicle was noted for its tailfin styling and the crumple zone safety features, sturdy passenger compartment and the large trunk. 129,830 units were made from 1961 to 1965.
4-cylinders, 1897cc, 80-horsepower @ 5,000 RPM, 145 km/h top speed

1969 Mercedes-Benz 250CE Coupe
In 1968, Mercedes-Benz complemented the mid sized saloon W114/W115 series with the addition of two coupe models of which the 250CE was one. The W114 models featured 6-cylinder engines while the W115 models were used to designate 4-cylinders, including diesels. The W114/W115 were the brands first "million sellers" selling over 1.8 million cars globally.
6-cylinders, 2496cc, 150-horsepower @ 5,500 RPM, 185 km/h top speed


1975 Mercedes-Benz 240D Taxi
In 1973, Mercedes-Benz extended the performance range of its diesel cars with the 240D model. The most powerful diesel in the Stroke-8 series at the time was an immediate success - also as a taxi. Taxi drivers especially relied on the advantages of the diesel-powered Mercedes-Benz cars, whose legendary economy, dependability and longlivity made them superior to gasoline-engined vehicles. The 240D on display features the complete taxi package, which also included an optional automatic transmission for comfortable city operations.
4-cylinders, 2404cc, 65-horsepower @ 4,200 RPM, 138 km/h top speed

1975 Mercedes-Benz 200D Bestattungswagen
For decades, Mercedes-Benz vehicles have been the preferred basis for hearses owing to their elegant designs, sound workmanship, dependabiliy and high payload carrying capabilities. The vehicle on display has a bodywork built by the Italian firm "Pilato". The large windows and ornate appointements are typical features of Italian hearses.
4-cylinders, 1988cc, 55-horsepower @ 4,200 RPM, 130 km/h top speed

1982 Mercedes-Benz 240D
The W123 introduced in 1976 was the Mercedes-Benz car series with the highest output ever - 2.3 million sedans were built until 1985. The absolute hit of the series was the simple 240D of which nearly 450,000 units left the factory halls.
4-cylinders, 2399cc, 72-horsepower @ 4,400 RPM, 143 km/h top speed

1991 Mercedes-Benz 208D Verkaufswagen
The Mercedes-Benz 208D was a member of the van generation launched in 1977 and predecessor to the modern-day Sprinter. Initially it was manufactured at the Bremen plant and known as the "Bremen Vans". This vehicle served as a mobile shop which supplies the needs of rural districts and also saw use at local markets.
4-cylinders, 2299cc, 79-horsepower @ 3800 RPM, 121 km/h top speed

1996 Mercedes-Benz E200 T-Modell
The E200 T shown here was a member of the W124 range launched in 1985. The large payload capacity of 570 kg (1255 lbs) made the car immensely popular not only with families by businesses as well.
4-cylinder, 1998cc, 136-horsepower @ 5,500 RPM, 188 km/h top speed

08-17-2007, 06:40 AM
That building must be feckin huge.

Give us an external shot plz

08-17-2007, 06:46 AM
Originally posted by Megile:
That building must be feckin huge.

Give us an external shot plz



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