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Old 22nd August 2007, 22:21   #1231
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ID:298 is a W23 Mercedes Type-130 also calle dthe tail engined
This car like many others it barely made it beyond the prototype stage but nevertheless an interesting piece of history. My guess is a few were made but fewer made it to the consumers or it sold poorly( Im not too sure about the numbers it sold)
Mercedes and Daimler-Benz focused on the concept of a “people’s car” or “Volkswagen” during the years after World War I.
Efforts were on from 1934 onwards to win over the lower end of the customers with a more people oriented car aimed at the man in the street as till now mercedes was an expensive car to buy having made its mark in the upper society and being Hitler's favourite. The people oriented car project consisted of 1.3, 1.5 and 1.7 litre, rear engined cars
Designer Hans Nibel’s 130H was presented at the Berlin Auto Show of 1934 with a rear-mounted, water-cooled 1.3 liter engine. It was a side-steered, 4 cyl, row engine with 1308 ccm capacity paced lengthwise in the boot or tail. It developed 26HP accelerating the car to 92Km/h and was available as a sedan or a cabrio or a cabrio sedan Though the engine was small, it created an “oversteer” condition. It was not a commercial success, but its ideas evolved into other cars, such as the VW Beetle, of which thirty prototypes were built in 1937. Can this be called the seed of the VW Beetle idea?
The rear-engined 130 was an example of technical innovation in the thirties. However, the rear-engine principle did not catch on at Daimler-Benz.


Heres how another of its body types looks from the back



A front look at the 130


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Bristol 406. Last of the Bristol engined cars, then they got Chrysler V8's quirky, handbuilt british at it's best
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Bristol 406. Last of the Bristol engined cars, then they got Chrysler V8's quirky, handbuilt british at it's best
Right you are ajmat! ID:299 is a 1959 Bristol 406.
It was produced from 1958 to 1961.

This one did not have a Chrysler V8. It had a BMW-derived “cross-pushrod” 6-cylinder 2216 cc engine that put out 105bhp @ 4700 rpm.
Drive was to the rear wheels through a 4-speed manual gearbox with electric overdrive. Even for 1958, it had disc brakes all around.
The grand tourer was capable of 166 km/h.

The chassis had independent front suspension achieved with wishbones ad a transverse leaf-spring. The live rear axle had torsion bar suspension.

It took four months to hand-make a Bristol 406.
It had a rigid strong box-section chassis, over which were fitted light aluminium-alloy panels.

The spare tire was tucked away in the left front fender.
The right front fender had the battery, brake servo and windshield washer reservoir.

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ID 300 is an early Mazda...Im afraid I cant pinpoint the exact model, though my father has a lovely postcard featuring this car parked in front of a plane when brand new.
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ID 300 is an early Mazda...Im afraid I cant pinpoint the exact model, though my father has a lovely postcard featuring this car parked in front of a plane when brand new.
. No Karl.

But if we were to dwell on Mazda's history for a moment, they started with tiny Kei cars and progressed to sports cars which got rotary engines. It wasn't until 1975 that Mazda came anywhere near sedans.

Guess again.
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Its Hino Contessa 1300?
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Yup, that does indeed look like the Hino Contessa 1300. Silly me, coz this picture was my wallpaper for days together!
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-GS- and Karl, you got it! ID:300 is of course, a 1965 Hino Contessa 1300.

It had a 1251cc [55 bhp @ 5000 rpm | 95.1 N-m @ 3200 rpm] engine, breathing through a Stromberg-Zenith carburetor with electric automatic choke.

The engine was in the rear, mounted longitudinally facing rearward.



Could do a max. of 130 km/h.

It was designed by none less than the prolific sports car designer, Giovanni Michelotti of Turin, Italy, which probably explains why it shares some lines with the Renault R10. In Dec. 1962, the Japanese contracted Michelotti to design this car.

OT: Giovanni Michelotti is also the designer of the Standard Herald.

In the summer of 1964 (winter in the southern hemisphere) a Hino Contessa 1300 completed a continuous running test of 16,000 km in Australia.

On 31st Aug. 1964, in the Tokyo Takanawa Prince Hotel, Hino and Michelotti, jointly announced the the new rear-engined "Contessa 1300" sedan and coupe.

These cars were even exported to Pakistan in 1967.

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What’s this sweet two-tone station wagon from the ’fifties?



Being right-hand drive, it's good for all over East and South Africa, South Asia, Asia Pacific and Down Under as well as the US Virgin Islands, Guyana, Suriname and the UK.

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Well it's over 67 hours since the quiz-item was posted.
I guess everyone is too tied-up with the festival and all that.

Let me now provide closure, so we can move on!

ID:187 is a 1959 Vauxhall Cresta PA Estate car.

The Cresta, was always a higher-end model of the almost identical looking Vauxhall Velox.

The elegant "PA" model debuted in 1957 and continued on till until 1962.

The Velox and the Cresta came like a breath of fresh air to spruce up Britain's drab roads with their black boring cars.
They brought color and style. Buyers could order a striking two-tone paint job, even a lively bright pink or apple green or baby blue.

The Cresta had white-wall tires and anodized aluminium hubcaps.
You could get seats in two-color leather, herringbone-weave nylon or "Elastofab" interiors.

Like many large non-American sedans of the time, the Vauxhall Cresta PA imitated American fashion touches such as tailfins, wrap-around windows and whitewall tires.

Doesn’t it resemble this big American car from the ’fifties?

Of course, appearances apart, the big Packard above was in a different league with a 275 bhp V8, push-button automatic and height-balancing four-wheel torsion-bar suspension!

A recognized classic, the Vauxhall PA Cresta was a heavily modded and customized platform and very popular with the 1970s rock-n-roll generation.

1959, the year of this lovely blue and white station wagon was also the year, Britain opened its M1 expressway.

A young couple could get in their Cresta and drive to the new coffee bars that also opened in 1959 listening to a young Cliff Richard, crooning...

"Got myself a cryin', talkin', sleepin', walkin', livin' doll
Gonna do my best to please her just cos she's a livin' doll
Got a roamin' eye and that is why she satisfies my soul
Got myself a cryin', sleepin', walkin', livin' doll !"


[PM me if someone wants the MP3 of this song]

The PA Cresta had a straight-six 2.4 litre pushrod OHV engine mated to a three-speed gearbox that could push the car to
144 km/h.

Today, they're highly sought after, particularly early PAs with the three-piece backlight like the black car below.


The one-piece backlight model missing the tail-fin turn-signal lamps, like the 1962 Cresta below is not so rare.


A 1959 Vauxhall Cresta PA Estate car just like my quiz car was the Queen of England's favorite car, kept at her Sandringham Castle. Less than 40 are thought to survive.





Worth up to UK £ 6,000 (Rs. 5.1 lakh) in good condition.

For comparison, that much money will buy you a very common two-year old 130 bhp Skoda Superb Confort 1.9 Tdi in the UK!

As always, your comments are precious to me and dearly welcome!

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Sorry Ram, I wasn't aware that it has already been posted. I can't change the pic now, 20 minutes are over.

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ID:301 What's this red coupe?



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