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Old 3rd July 2011, 10:47 AM
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Now that is a very neat design. At one time Sig. Farina argued that a well-designed car would allow the driver to see a point on each of the four courners while seated in the driver's position. This design bears out that philosophy - one I applaud.
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Hi BenzBoy, just to clarify - you mention Signor Farina - should that be Pininfarina ? I am pretty sure that there was a designer by the name of Farina. Was he perhaps responsible for some BMC designs, such as the Wolseley 24/80, Austin Freeway ? (Does anyone remember them ?). Regards Styria
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Old 5th July 2011, 04:36 AM
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OK - so you want "pretty"? Here is "pretty" as far as cars go - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HcCrEliXHU
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I know you've got a soft spot for the little Fulvia, and quite rightly so. Possibly the Zagato version may even be prettier again. BTW, I knew a guy (many years ago) that had one - possibly the 1.6 litre HF version - he reckoned or claimed to have covered the Gold Coast to Sydney in eight hours. Way back when the highway wasn't chock a block with speed cameras. Regards Styria
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Hi BenzBoy, just to clarify - you mention Signor Farina - should that be Pininfarina ? I am pretty sure that there was a designer by the name of Farina. Was he perhaps responsible for some BMC designs, such as the Wolseley 24/80, Austin Freeway ? (Does anyone remember them ?). Regards Styria
Pininfarina began life as Giovanni Battista Farina and yes, he designed a number of cars for BMC. As the baby of the family he was nicknamed Pinin and he eventually changed his name to Battista Pininfarina.
And here is the modern version of the Fulvia; alas, it has not yet made it into production - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jjivd...eature=related
I am left with the unfortunate conclusion that although Benz has built some wonderful cars, it has never designed any that can be called pretty.
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Hi abl567, what a great find - this is taken from another angle....

http://www.flickr.com/photos/skitmeister/5358874678/

Our website and links section now features some of Skitmeister's wonderful collection of phoyographs. Regards Styria
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I know its a lowly Holden but still not a bad effort:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ku36SNspcDk

The six cylinder GTR-X:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a020-...feature=fvwrel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPjwq...eature=related

The REAL Batmobile (love the note):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InbPr...eature=related

A Devon??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ijg9I...feature=fvwrel
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And yet another unheard of supercar with a MB powerplant. The Isdera Erator... :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ewz2J...eature=related

Something tells me he wasn't doing 80!!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyYgY...eature=related

Who said a GT40 was low?? The only thing that could make a GT40 look (and sound) like rubbish!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3Ea5EELvF0&NR=1
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I was searching for an engine pic and found a few interesting ones. Here's the original cutaway....
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And these:
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Old 14th May 2015, 09:31 PM
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Default Re: 6.9 Sbarro 6.9 Road Test

So my questions are; was it a 6.3, or 6.9? Does it exist today, or were they all re-powered? What did the intake manifold look like?
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Ron on the M100 site just found the Holy Grail! WOW check out the manifold and throttle... 275kW and 565Nm is pretty amazing from a 2V 6.3 aspirated engine way back then.

It also gives a wonderful insight into AMG when it first started...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pm5R...ature=youtu.be
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I just translated the page and maybe it wasn't AMG at all!!
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It has the same intake as in the 7.2 litre AMG W 107 SLC .
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Nah I reckon it's different. The 7.2 was flatter for hood clearance. Probably one-of-a-kind
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