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This presentation of Ivar Car & MC museum Hoting doesn't show all cars on display. This site is not updated according changes in the museum. If you wish to get info about opening times open their website.
Renault, Orient Buckboard, Citroên, Mercedes 600, Austin Sheerline, Berliet, Rolls Royce, Cadillac,

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Hotings MC part of the museum
Collected museum pictures

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Renault 1909

Info Renault 1909. Ref 1

The rear set of the car. Ref 1

Drivers place. Ref 1

Links

 Renault 1900-1930

Louis Renault

Renault Club

 

County governor Teodor Odelbergs car with luxary chassi Renault 1909. Ref 1

Renault 1909

Louis Renault and two of his brothers, Marcel and Fernand, started 1898 to fabricate a car with DeDion engine and 1,75 ps. Air cold with transmission and differential, 3 step gearbox and reverse gear. A very advanced construction. He sold 179 ex.

From 1902  engine volume increased to 6,3 liters because of the demand from competition cars. From 1904 to 1928 Renault kept the main construction of L-top cylinder casting in pair, magnet ignition, thermo siphon cooling and the cooler placed behind engine.

1905 the models AX and AG came. They were the base for all Renault cars, even the famous Taxis de la Marne. The taxi cabs of Paris helped to move the French army during the battle of Marne. The Germans were stopped.

1908 a 6 cyl car was announced. 1911 removable tires and pressure lubrication. More than 10000 cars were produced.

1908 a 6 cyl car was announced. 1911 removable tires and pressure lubrication. More than 10000 cars were produced. Renault has not have any down periods of importance.

For a long time Renault did not make their own bodies, instead there were left to different body firms in France.

Renault has not have any down periods of importance. A dark chapter is that Louis Renault died in prison 1944 after been accused for collaboration with the Nazis.

After his dead the company was nationalized. During and after the war a small car was developed, CV4, with the help? of Ferd. Porsche who was in jail for war crime. Although it was announced that he could go free for 500000 franc. His son earned money for construction of the Cisitalia race car and paid this sum.

About this 1909 car, there is not so much information, more than it has been owned by the Renault reseller, Erik Lundvik, in Stockholm and that the car has been on display in the Marble Halls 1925.  The car was left the last time for restoring 1990 in Stockholm.

The first coach work in Sweden was done 1910 by Adolf Freyschuss Royal Coach Work Factory in Stockholm.
 
During this renovation a red cross could be recognized on the engine hood upon white bottom. This might show that the car was used during WWI

The chariot for the shown car was imported in the beginning of 1970 to Sweden. .

One of the first owners was county governor Teodor Odelberg. The last renovation was done by Gösta Josefsson in Upsala.


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Orient Buckboard
1906


Info Orient Buckboarad. Ref 1

The unusual friction clutch. Ref 1

Original info for the car. Ref 1

Original info for the car. Ref 1

 

Links

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American Orient

Wiki Orient

Metz Waltham
 

 

Buckboard Orient 1906. Ref 1

Orient Buckboard 1906 USA

The common cycle selling business Co. in Landskrona was reseller for several imported vehicles among them Orient. These cars were delivered ready mounted in several countries. Only minor mounting was left at delivery in Sweden.

One Orient was shown at Stockholm World Fair 1907 with the name All-Velo. Except the car on photo there is another car preserved in Sweden. Also shown here.

The engine is one cyl. air cold with 4 hp, equipped with friction gear coupled to the rear axle. Weight 425 kg.
This car has during the last years been used in rallies and corteges. Melcher Ekströmer Köpingsvik has renovated the car.

You can see another car of this kind at Chaparral car museum.

In the city of Waltham production of cars grew during 1890. Charles Metz had 1891 started the Waltham Manufacturing Company. He stopped working here 1902. His factory shared locals with one of the clock industries in Waltham.

This early company produced mostly bicycles and used the name Orient for them. They also tried to put electrical cars together. George Tinker and James Piper constructed a steam engine with the name Waltham steel.

Waltham which is situated about 2 km from Boston is famous for it's clock industry. The Orient cars were very simple ones and had a prize normally under $500.

The idea was that the buyer should put most of the parts for the car together himself. The engine was air cold and from the beginning it had a DeDion engine and it was missing gearbox and clutch. Instead it was equipped with a variable coupling. It was made by leather and rubber which were pressed together against a rotating steel plate.

The rotating plate could be moved to get different rpm. This force was moved by a chain to the rear wheels. In the beginning the car didn't even had springs and the frame was made of wood.

The Orient Buckboard was produced up to 1907 when the company of Metz took over the control of Orient Company in order to produce much more modern cars. Although the old business idea ruled.

1909 the firm was restarted after reconstruction. Charles Metz was in leadership and continued production of a normal car for the time named Metz, it had the same main principle.

His idea went on quite good with the system of cars partly mounted by the buyer. He could even put money in racing. He raced with 3 cars and his system with friction clutch had a good function. Metz was sure that this was the system of the day.

He continued with this although the selling dropped. The production was terminated 1918 after that America had used the Metz company for war material and not paid. Some production was done up to 1922.

The Metz company delivered also cars with normal locking and 4 cyl. engines.

Buckboard info at Charparall car nuseum. Ref 1Buckboard car at Chaparall car museum. Ref 1Buckboard car at Chaparalls museum. Ref 1Info about the car at Chaparall. Ref 1
The above 4 pictures show the Orient Buckboard which normally is shown at Chaparall museum.
For the moment it was shown at Custom Show Jonkoping 2010.


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Citroên 1923 Torpedo


Info Citroên 1923. Ref 1

Links

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Citroen

Citroen 5CV

Citroen story

Mors-Citroen

 

Citroên 1923. Ref 1

Citroên 1923

André Citroên lived between 1878 till 1935. He made career in the French army during WWI and advanced to captain. He invented the gear wheel equipped with double arrow gear 1912. This is the trademark for Citroên.

1913 he started to work at Mors car company. This unit was on the spot for bankruptcy. Mors captured the first speed world record for petrol cars. This record was below one second lower then earlier steam driven car had made. He had no difficulties to get Mors company solvency again.

1915 he got commission to produce shells for the French army. With accurate calculations of the production process he could deliver these in spite of a much lesser number of working people than his rivals.

This gave him of course large income and at the end of the war he could start to plan how to invest this money.

He had worked at Mors factory and here he had developed a car which was the main product to start with after WWI 1919.

André Citroên had accepted the Taylor method for production. This was the new "Just in time system". With this he became the first producer for mass production with help of the moving band principle. Many detail was manufactured by an outside producer.

 

He created also a reseller system and owners of a car could get service done. He made also great efforts for advertizing. Among these spectacular ads he had the word Citroên on two sides of Eiffel tower.

Citroên manufactured for the time normal cars up to 1934. During a time around 1922 Citroen produced cars equipped with caterpillar elements according Kergesse patent. This type of car made several sensation expeditions. Among them driving from Beirut to Beijing in China. It was impossible to drive over Himalaja where the car had to be carried.

We have now reached the economical crash during the 1930. In this time Citroên was working with a new car with front wheel drive. This was so expensive that the money from the company was not enough. Citroên was so close to bankruptcy that Michelin had to put money in the project. In the same time André was ill and died in cancer 1934.

New director became Pierre-Jules Boulanger. During the German occupation he became known for the "go slow" way to minimize the production for the German army. This was for example the changing of oil dipstick showing to small amount of oil. This led to many engines breakdowns.

During end of war Citroên was preparing a new car for production after the war. This was the well known 2CV which produced up to 1990.

Then new models came with letter combinations like  CX, DS, BX and others. All these cars with typical French appearance and construction.

Not until up to 2000 the French cars change to the normal European design.


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Mercedes 600

Info Mercedes 600. Ref 1

Info Mercedes 600. Ref 1

Mercedes 600 6 doors. Ref 1

Info 300 d 1959. Ref 1

Mercedes 300d Adenauer. Ref 1

Links

 Mercedes 600

Mercedes Pullman 600 4 doors. Ref 1

Mercedes 600 Pullman 1974

In the beginning of 1970 a really high prestige car was missing for Daimler-Benz which could reach the famous Type 770 "Grosser Mercedes" from 1930 th.

1963 this emptiness was filled when model 600 was presented. This model was aimed to be used as a government car. The model was terminated 1981. At this time 2677 cars had been produced as the 600 series. 2190 of these cars were of the shown type. The car had a V8 engine giving 260 hp and could reach a top speed of 205 km/h.

In this hall there are 2 Mercedes 600. One of these is the model with 6 doors and one with 4 doors. The 4 doors were produced 1587 copies during the 16 years the car was able to order. 1975 28 cars ordered. 590 Pullman got landaulet design. This mean that the roof of the car could be opened. All windows are regulated hydraulic.

Time to produce one car took 18 weeks of a limousine design. Those who worked with this must have 15 years working experience at Mercedes in order to qualify for this.

The car on the smaller picture is the only 6 door car in Sweden. It has once been owned by the government of Sierra Leone.

Mercedes 300d 1959

300d was the last model from the 1960th 300 series. This type was the model called Adenaur. It became the symbol of the German wonder already 1951.

The 300d model was manufactured 1957-1962 in total 3077 copies. Most of them were exported to USA. It had a motor with injection system instead of carburetors which the first cars had. The motor had 6 cyl. and gave 160 hp giving a top speed of 160 km/h.

Mercedes 200d Cab 1935

Type 200 was produced between 1933-1936. Cabriolet C was produced the whole time, but changed 1935. 777 copies of this model were produced 1935.

Just this copy was bought by a jeweler in Kalmar and the car had the same owner up to 1969 and the odometer shows only 70000 km. The engine was a 6 cyl with 40 hp. This gave only a top speed of 50 km/h.

Mercedes 170 S Cab 1950

One of the first dream cars after the war was 170 S Cab A. There were 830 copies built between 1949 and 1951. It had the same engine as the closed one. Cab A had a prize of 1/3 more than a 4 doors model and was equipped generously with hardwood and leather as standard. With this Mercedes was in contras with the tradition before the war. The engine was a 4 cyl giving 52 hp and a top speed of 120 km/h.

Mercedes-Benz Typ 600. Pope car.
See also my Mercedes site

8 cyl bore 103, slag 95, 6332 cc 250 ps
Type 600 was built between 1964-1981. It was manufactured with the latest technique and with what you say, regardless of cost.

Buyer was of course large companies, government and royal families. Among all I can mention shipyard managers drove around with type 600 between ship launching of oil tankers. One reason was of cause equipped with good space and refrigerator. These histories (without telling any details) I was told during my time at an engine supplier.
This particular car is called landaulet. It was delivered to Pope Paul VI. The uncertain suspicious thought is that he got it free for advertising purposes, otherwise it hadn't come back to Mercedes museum. The special thing was that the driver was sitting isolated from the backseat. Only the normal window between. Pope was sitting in an armchair a little higher up and had a roof hatch over. Just for Pope to be able to raise and bless the people. Places for 4 bishops (security guards round him in much simpler chairs. Note also the high up coupe part.
 
The second hand price for this type, has not yet reached what to be paid for pre-war cars. This means that the real Mercedes enthusiasts can afford an used MB 600. Possibly they will never afford to support the car. But why not, a 600 in garage.

Sometimes it is enough to sit behind the steering wheel saying: "Now I have only this and that to do".

Info Mercedes 200d 1935. Ref 1Mercedes 170 Cab S. Ref 1Info Mercedes 1935. Ref 1Mercedes 200 d 1935. Ref 1


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Austin Sheerline 1961

Info Austin Sheerline 1961. Ref 1

Photo taken in Karlstad in the beginning of 1950. S14  possible from factory Billerud. Ref 1

Another Sherline from Karlstad. Ref 1

Links

 Austin Sheerline

 

 

Austin Sheerline. Ref 1

Austin Sheerline Vanden Plas 1961

This car equipped with classic lines. Swedish King Gustaf VI and Queen Louise were the former owners.

The car got registration no A3 between 1961-1965, and then A7. As a nice memory from the time when the Royal Family owned the car, in the glove box a handkerchief was found with the initials of the queen. The Vanden Plas cars had always a high status. This is shown by the fact that most royal families in Europe at some time have owned a Vanden Plas car during 1900. 

The Vanden firm terminated 1980 and at this time a 110 years of car building art disappeared. Several different engines were used and the last was a 120 hp 4 liters.

This car type was planned already 1942 to be ready till after the war. It had to be a traditional English looking luxury car with the Rolls Royce style. Responsible for this was Leonard Lord.

The identifications for the car varied between Austin A110/120 - 125/135. The car was ready for delivery 1947 when 12 copies with a engine of 3460 cc was used. It was quickly changed to 3993. That's why there were only 12 in the first series. Chassis were also sold to private car builders in order to build ambulances.

Attempt to modernize the coachwork was unsuccessful and the two models which were in production ceased 1959 and 1968.

Two pictures of Sherlines. The photos are taken in Karlstad, outside city hotel, when I went to high school in the beginning of 1950. See also picture gallery. These two photos taken with a simple box camera.


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Berliet 23/38

Berliet 1938. Ref 1

On sale at Bella Center in Copenhagen. Ref 39

After Bella Center bankruptcy bought by Bilzon i Sweden. Ref 39

Links

Berliet 38 

Berliet Wiki

Berliet Nouvelle

Berliet 1938. Ref 1

Berliet

Marius Berliet started to build cars already 1894. The car had a single cyl motor 1900 and a 2 cyl 1902. It worked in an old factory which Mr Berliet had taken over in Lyon.

In the beginning his car had a wooden frame but it was soon changed. As several other car builders he tried to copy the expensive Mercedes car Simplex from this time. 1906 he sold a production license to Locomobile in Amerika. (see picture).

Before WWI he had several different models on his production line with engines with 4 and 6 cyl and a volume of 2,4 up to 9,5 liters.

After the war he changed direction to only lorries. He had learned how to get many orders from the French army. From the cars and parts that was left when the Germen took over 1940, he built cars like the one shown.

This Berliet has an extra interesting story. The Danish bookkeeper Chr Erichsen bought 1923 one Berliet A1 which had a Limousine chariot. Already after about one year the car was set on fire and destroyed.

After this it was sold to the only Danish car factory, "United Automobile factory. They wanted to study the interesting 4 wheel brake system. Then the rest of the car was sold to an engineer Hermann Wahneoe 1927.

He ordered an elegant 4 seat chariot but kept the 4387 cc 4 cyl. engine with 55 ps. 1935 Wahnoe want more power and also a more up to date elegant chariot. The car was now rebuilt in it's stand today with a Ford V8 including gearbox. The Danish chariot firm Sofus Larsen did the work. They almost copied the 1938 Berliet Limosine Dauphine car. It was ready 1938 and the bill was 4903 Dkr.

Wahnoe was an educated radio engineer an equipped the car with many different electrical measure instruments.

He wrote complete instructions for the car. It consist of 15 pages of written notes.

After the war the car stood for sale in Denmark at Bella Center which went bankruptcy and Bilzon i Sweden bought several special cars. There is no information when Ivar Hoting bought the car.

Anyway the owner renovated it and  let it get a new body work. This is the way it doesn't have the look of the original car.

Locomobil shown at former Skoklosters museum. Ref 1Locomobil from former Skoklosters museum. Ref 1Info för Locomobil. Ref 1


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Rolls Royce

Info Phantom II 1932. Ref 1

Links

Rydaholms Museum

 Sparreholms museum

Rolls Royce story

Rolls Royce timeline

Rolls Royce Phantom II

Wiki Rolls Royce

Rolls Royce Phantom II 1932. Ref 1

Rolls Royce Phantom II 1932

Two persons owning knowledge and a goal in their life were not met by a coincidence. They were persons that had to be presented to each other.


Ser Henry Royce, Photo from Wikipedia.Henry Edmunds had invited them to Midland Hotel in Manchester on the 4 of May 1904. One named Henry Royce, a splendid engineer and Charles Rolls, a reseller of cars. Sir Henry Royce had built a car already 1902, the Royce 10. He considered that it was a splendid product, but it Charles Royce. Photo from Wikipedia.was able to be done better, specially considering it's engine. The car was equipped with a two cylinder engine.
Charles Rolls had been a reseller of cars in the first hand for French badges.  He was also busy with car competitions and acted also as a pilot. He was not satisfied with cars quality at this time. Royce had proved the quality of his car by controlling tests. At this meeting they agreed that Rolls should sell all cars Royce could produce.
This agreement was not put on paper until December that year.

Sir Henry Royce was besides a car builder even an inventor. One of his patents was the light bulb for cars. This was given the bottom shape with a bayonet mounting. Most car lamps are still produced in this way.

At my visit at the "Grandpa's technical museum" situated in Helsingborg, I saw a bicycle with the name Rolls.
Cycle with the badge Rolls at Technical museum Helsingborg. Ref 1

Charles Rolls was an educated mechanic at Cambridge high school. He was one of the first to get  pilot license.

During the mid war period Rolls Royce developed air plane engines and also succeeded to make the best at that time. This engine was called the R-engine and gave 810 ps. The problem was that England had no suitable air plane to use the engine. In Germany it was just the reverse. Heinkel had built a plane which was called the Heinkel Blitz. Rolls Royce wanted to buy such a plane. The meaning was to use it with the R-engine and bring the Schneider trofé back to England.

Ernst Heinkel suggested that they should do an exchange, which Rolls Royce agreed in. Sorry, but RLM (Reichluftministerium) didn't supported that but agreed to an one time license. Heinkel doesn't tell how this ended in his book Stormy Life.


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Cadillac 314 1926

Info Cadillac 314 1926. Ref 1

Cadillac 314 1926 drivers place. Ref 1

Links

Cadillac 1916 Typ 53

Cadillac 1916 bilder 
 
Cadillac 1927  

Cadillac Historia Bilder 1939

Cadillac 314 1926. Ref 1

Cadillac 314 1926

This outstanding Cadillac was delivered to the head of the national board of trade Gunnar Dillner.

It was sold again 1940 and was used as a fire car up to 1956. No rebuilding was done. Only cover and spare wheel was taken away.

One inbuilt compressor for tire filling and an automatic cooler jalousie were two of the refinements of the car. The body work is made of aluminum except fenders and hood. The odometer shows only 40000 km since 1926.
 
The engine was a V8 with 87 ps and renovated by Rune Edlund and Alf Johansson.


Trying to dig info about Cadillac there is a must to first decide what to dig about. General about history, general development or engines.

After much searching it became about engines as most websites talk about this subject and specially about the V16.
1970 Cadillac decided to bore the 472 engine to 500 cc (8.2 liter) engine just because Lincoln had announced an engine with 7.7 liter, just to get the biggest engine. In the 1930th it was due to that Marmon and Peerless was on the way to build a V16. Cadillac started to build together two straight 8 engines with a single crankshaft and one camshaft in the middle with pushrods and standing valves. One new invention were the hydraulic tappets. This was chosen to get a silent engine.

Advertising said that a 16 cyl engine is very smooth running, but this is not true for 16 cyl. The reality for a good balanced engine should have 12 or 18 cylinders. The mathematical problem to count the counterweights must have been quite a challenge for the Cadillac engineers.

In the beginning it was quite easy to sell such an expensive car 1930. The first 7 month 2000 cars were sold. All these were offered with body according to catalogue or customer wish. These were built by Fisher or Fleetwood. The 2 coach work companies were earlier bought by Cadillac just to get them inside Cadillac walls. Empty chassis were offered but only small sales. Same time the same bodies were sold with V12 engines and a few with straight 8:s.

The V16 car was sold at a loss and they tried to make the engine cheaper. The engine was rebuild to a 135° V and side valves, but rated the same 185 hp. This engine became much simpler and cheaper. These heads were called L-Head. The engine was named 90 and came 1938 to 1940. The engine became much broader  but the bodies had changed design and there was no problem with space. The last V16 car was delivered 1940 to a buyer in Germany. America had not yet entered the war.
 
After the first 2000 cars it took 10 years to sell another 2000 units. This car, the V16, is one of the most asked for.  

The V16 is the most sought after veteran car on the market. In Sweden there is one V16 at the Sparreholm museum. It was ordered my Torsten Krüger but the car was not used. Note. Don't mismatch this Torsten with Ivar (matchbox king). This car was later bought by publisher Pettersson Malmö and then by Helge Karinen, also owner of Sparreholm Castle.


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Info Commonwealth. Ref 1

Steering wheel Commonwealth 1919. Ref 1

Drriver's place Commonwealth. Ref 1

Links

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Early American cars

Commonwealth 1919. Ref 1

Commmonwealth 1919

This car was found in the end of 1970th in Bjärne outside Östersund. The rear axle was mounted on a hay wagon and the gearbox was mounted for a grindstone. Engine and cooler was found in county of Hälsingland.

After 4 to 5 years work the car was ready. It was a luxury car at it's time. This mark was produced between 1917 and 1922 and had a cost new of about double what a T-Ford was offered. The car badge got a nickname as "Come and help",

may be because the bad rear axle which often broke down.

The engine was a 4 liters giving 20 ps. The car was renovated by Leif Fregelin from Östersund.

The model was put together till 1922. The firm is also famous for their taxi car Checker. It became later the famous taxi of today. The production ceased 1982.

 

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T-Ford 1919


T-Ford 1919. Ref 1

T-Ford 1919 luxury chassi. Ref 1

T-Ford 1919 speed pedals. Ref 1

 

T-Ford 1919. Ref 1

T-Ford 1919

Already when the production started 1908 the car was equipped with a 4 cyl side valve engine. The engine block was casted in the new way in one piece. This was advanced for it's time.

In order to make the production inexpensive Henry Ford engaged a clever organizer in Walter Flanders.

At the same time the Swedish inventor "Mått Johan" Johansson from Eskilstuna in Sweden had sold a license to Ford. In the beginning the car had a cooler made by brass and it was changed to black painted sheet iron 1917.

This Ford from 1919 is equipped with a Landaulet body work. See Ford from 1904 at Torsongs museum.

Every museum with status has at least one T-Ford in their collection.


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A-Ford 1929

Info For A 1929. Ref 1


 

 

 

A-Ford Standard 1929. Ref 1

A-Ford 1929

When the new A-Ford replaced the old T it was a success at once.

It had good selling with its 4 cylinders engine till when Ford started with the V8 1932.  More than 5 million A-Ford were produced. The model was produced in several other countries  and became also the base car in Russia for their car production.

The great novelty was that the system with full and half speed pedal were replaced with a 3 gear box.

Already 1929 this car was the most selling car i Sweden. The engine was a 3.3 liters 4 cylinder giving 40 ps. It was possible to reach 100 km/h..


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A-Ford Coupé 1931

Info A-Ford Coupé 1929. Ref 1



 

 

 

A-Ford Coupé 1929. Ref 1

A-Ford Coupé 1931

This model was produced between 1927-1931. The car became the second big success for Ford after the model T.

The first car was delivered October 1927 and replaced the old model T which had been produced during 18 years. This new model was named A. An earlier car had got the letter A already 1903-1904. This car became the car of the year 1927 and was able to be ordered in 4 different standard colors except black.

Model A could be bought i several different bodies, Standard A, DeLuxe, Business Coupé, Convertible, Town car 2 windows standard and DeLuxe and roadster. The design was produced till 1931-32.

The engine was a water cold 3.3 liter giving 40  ps. When the production terminated Mars 1932 4.8 million cars had been sold.

Read about my Ford 1932 Roadster.


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Hanomag Rekord


Hanomag Rekord. Ref 1

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Hanomag Rekord. Ref 1

Hanomag Rekord 1934-38

This firma established already 1835 and produced first heavy material as locomotives and steam engines.

The first car came 1924 and got the well known name "Komissbrot". It looked like a bread that was baked for the soldiers. It was so done that it was eatable for a long time. See more under Ziegenhagen.

Hanomag had for a long time produce diesel lorries and sold also a private car with this kind of engine. This car was popular i Germany and also sold in Sweden.

Mercedes had also one diesel at this time but sold only about 100. Otherwise Citroen was the first car sold with diesel.

Hanomag ceased as model name ca 1974 when Daimler Benz bought the company. An unsure time now started for Hanomag-Henschel when the engine production was sold to Volvo and the production machines were sent to Sweden.

Later Hanomag Henschel was sold again to Komatsu Heavy Industries in Japan and is today working with heavy machines like dumpers and others.


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Mentley Mk VI 1952

Info Bentley Mk VI 1952. Ref 1
 

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Koping museum

Torsten Krüger's Car at Koping museum. Ref 1

The Roy Fedden car at Autostadt. Ref 1

 

Bentley Mk VI 1952. Ref 1

Bentley Mk VI 1952

This model was shown 1946. It was the first Bentley after that Rolls-Royce had bought Bentley. The car has a standard body work, but special bodies were offered. 

The production of this model ceased 1952. During the last year it was delivered with a larger engine. This car is equipped with this motor.

4000 car s of this model were produced with 4.25 liters engine and 1200 had 4.5 liters. Rolls Royce gave never publicity how many ps the engine gave, but it is estimated till 132. It had 6 cylinders.

According it's many LeMans victories Bentley had very high reputation. Rolls Royce bought Bentley at a price of 125575£ 1955. Next buyer was Volkswagen which bought Bentley name 1965. At Autostadt there is a Bentley with special body work designed by Roy Fedden . He was designer at Bristol Motors.

Torsten Krüger's (not to be mixed up with Ivar Krüger) Bentley 1930. This model was the direct cause of bankruptcy for Bentley. The car was after Torsten Krüger's death taken care of by Technical museum Stockholm. In this museum it was just standing and collected dust as the museum board was not so interested in this large car. It had and engine with 6 cylinders and 8 liter volume. The car could go for 100 mph and this speed was not possible for Rolls Royce to reach.

As this model saw the market when depression was on it's highest level only 100 copies were sold before the company 1931 ceased production. Most delivered models had the body on the picture.

This car is now on display in Köping. It is still in a bad stand and of course the Lindblad foundation cannot put money in the car. This car was paid new with almost 2000£ and is today 2009 on auction up to $900000. Torsten Krüger also owned a Duesenberg which later was sold to a Swede Martin Strömberg. Read about this.


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Lincoln Zephyr 1938


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Lincoln Zephyr 1938

This car was equipped with a V12 engine and was presented at New York fair 1935.

The engine had 12 cylinders situated in 60° just lake the 60ps V8 engine. The crankshaft had only 3 main bearing crankshaft. The body work was for the time noticeable streamlined. Brakes were mechanical.

Price for this car in Sweden was 10500 Skr. A For V8 85 was priced at 5900:-. 166 Lincoln V12 were sold in Sweden. The engine had a volume of 4.37 liters and gave 110 ps wit a top speed of 145 km/h.

The engine had no crankcase ventilation and when driving fast oil was not enough getting back to oil chamber. This could easy give engine trouble.


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Simca 8 1950

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Simca 8-1200 1950

H.T. Pigozzi established his company 1934 by building Fiat car on license for the French market. The models before 1940 was almost identical with the Italian copies.

Simca 5 was a license built Fiat 500 and Simca 8 corresponded to Fiat 1100. 1950 the model got a new look and a 1.2 liter engine with 40 hp and equipped with steering column gearshift lever. This model was successful when driving in rallies both in Sweden and other countries.

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Renault Juvaquatre 1946

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Renault Juvaquatre 1946

BFK 4 model was a 4 door version of a pre war car including luggage opening and hydraulic brakes.

Renault produced this model as the first car after war. Noticeable numbers were imported to Sweden.

1946 526 car were registered of this model. Compare with the number of sold Volvos 565. Price was 5250:-

The production ceased 1948 when CV4 started to be delivered on the market.
The Juva car had a 4 cyl engine with 28 ps. It had a special inlet sound. The car was much alike the Opel from that time with inbuilt head lights.


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BMW Dixi 1928


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BMW Dixi Sport 1928.

The Dixi factory produced cars between 1904 till 1928. The most well known became the last model.  A small car which became very common in Germany. It was a license built Austin Seven.

When Dixi factory was bought by BMW 1928 they continued to build Dixi with the name BMW Dixi.

This shown car is a sport version and has a top speed of 90 km/h. The engine gave 15 hp.

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Mercedes 300SL

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Front seat Mrecedes Benz 300 SL. Ref 1

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Mercedes 300 SL

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