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Old 15th October 2012, 06:43 PM
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Not being one to rush into things it has taken me 7 months to get around to posting some pics of my trip to Germany in March, so here goes


E200 CDI Hire car we (M-100 group members Martin, from Sydney, Kheng, from Malaysia and I picked up at Frankfurt Airport and drove straight to Stuttgart to meet up with 2 other M-100 group members, Albert and Gerrett

Kheng and Martin

Albert and Gerrett, proudly displaying the fines they received for traveling on the train without a ticket

Guess where...

In the museum waiting for our guide, as guests of MB we were well looked after, Peter Schellhammer, Mr 600 joined us on our tour of the museum and entertained us with stories of delivering 600's to African Dictators in the '60's and the "hospitality" he received

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Looks to have been a wonderful time in Germany Ant and thanks for sharing the photos with us.

I have also test driven the E220 CDI what did you think of the car Ant?

See you at the Concours Ant.

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A replica of Daimlers first car, the real one is in a museum in Munich

Now that is a flywheel

The original Patent and blueprint, so they say

Replica of the "Grandfather Clock" engine
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A Horizontal version of the first Daimler engine

Used in this, the first "lorry"
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VERY NICE INDEED , would you ever thought that without this engine , there will be no mercedes S CLASS to follow???

well i just saw a new ENGINE from unfall car a V 8 MERCEDES it was totally different.
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I dare say that this will be a considerably cheaper fine than the one Gerrett is currently facing.


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Tell me Anthony, is that the extent of your pictorial journey ? Surely you must have more ! How about opening up your (camera) heart and let the fools rush in ! One thing I have noticed - all those Yankee boys are very solidly built - did you feel out of place ? Always good putting pictures to names. Regards Styria
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Don't rush Anthony, take your time.

Quality is more important that quantity...

That must have been a fabulous time.
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Ant please tell us what you thought of the E220 CDI test drive?
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Styria, I have many more pics to post and will do so in due course.

Tim, the E200 was a modern car, competent, frugal and, as all moderns are, boring as bat####
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Styria, I have many more pics to post and will do so in due course.

Tim, the E200 was a modern car, competent, frugal and, as all moderns are, boring as bat####
LOL Ant good review like that!

Test drove the same car 12 months ago at local MB Dealer I have to say the engine for a Diesel was very quiet though.

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On to some more images from the museum




Experimental cars around the foyer and on the walls!


The start of the Brass car section




The car in the last 2 images is original and unrestored, thats what you call patina
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Some 1930's cars







If memory serves me the last 2 were the first diesels
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Into the '50s








This 300SLR is stunning
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I reckon the truck takes the prize!
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