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Old 2nd July 2007, 23:11   #1
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Talking From the archives - Luray Caverns Car and carriage caravan museum

I came across some film negatives I shot in 1998 and found these beauties...

They are in chronological order.









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Great collection. Cars seem to have evolved more in a lesser time frame then than they do now.
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do you guys ever wonder what if a collector wanted one of the above, how much do you think he would shell out from his pocket!
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do you guys ever wonder what if a collector wanted one of the above, how much do you think he would shell out from his pocket!
He has to shell out in Millions. I have heard 1960's exotics getting auctioned for $500k-600K . These beauties are literally priceless and thats why they are in a museum.
Lovely pics samurai. Thanx for sharing. I wonder how would it feel like to drive one of these and in that era.
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Loved the 1932 rolls.. Still stands out.
Great collection.

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Nice pictures Samurai. Where were they shot? (definitely not in India)
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nice pics samji loved the 1932 RR

OT are the cars show in museum condition or in showroom condition

by that i mean are the cars in working condition i have seen my old car which have body work done but the engine are in non functional state
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It was shot here.

Luray Caverns

BTW, the car in the first photo, the 1892 Benz is in working condition.
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BTW, the car in the first photo, the 1892 Benz is in working condition.
Still in working condition???

Nice pictures, as always!
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Nice Pics Samurai !!! Really Old is GOLD

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Great stuff...my vote goes to the Benz.

I read in the papers the other day that the worldst oldest car is up for auction at this years Pebble Beach in August--an 1884 De Dion-Bouton et Trepardoux — aka “La Marquise"...Steam powered.

I recall it was expected to fetch between 6 and 8 crore rupees. I figure it should top that...its completely functional!
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I came across some film negatives I shot in 1998 and found these beauties...

They are in chronological order.

Looking back at this old thread, I just realised that the woman behind the 1892 working model car must be Bertha Benz, the first long distance car driver in the world. Well, she had the only working car in the world then.
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