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Entrance for Sinsheim Ref. 4


This is the entrance to Sinsheim Museum.

This site cover general pictures from the exhibition halls. 36 pictures.
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Dreirad 1886. Ref 1.
Balance wheel for the first car of the world. Note that bottom bearing is supported by a wooden stock. Probably oak. But Daimler made the first self runing wagon 1885. It was a 2-wheeler fully made of wood. It´s first and only ride ended againsta wall. See also text and pictures from Mercedes. Noted that air rubber wheels wheels were not invented until 1888. It was the Englishman/Scottish John Boyd Dunlop who came up with the new air rubber cover on the wheels
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Mercedes Benz 380 K 1934 C-Cab. Ref 1.
8 cyl, 3820 cc, 90/150 ps. This luxury compressor cab. was manufactured and sold, mainly to firms and to the foreign administration.  
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Mercedes Benz G4 1938. Ref 1.
8 cyl, 5400 cc, 110 ps. Main production idea for this car was delivering to higher military officers and/or their staff on duty. Several though was used by Reichzkansli. One was given away to Benito Mussolini and one for Franco to celebrate victory in France. The car on exhibition was placed in Czekoslovakai. After the war it was rebuild to a fire car. One Sinsheim enthusiast saw that this car was saved. Only 38 ex. was produced.
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MAN Submarin diesel 1917. Ref. 1
This engine was build by Man in Augsburg for the Austrian navy 1917. Austria had a harbour in Trieste and owned an important navy in the Mediterranean. 2 of these engines were installed in the sub no. 18. The boat was scrapped 1918 and this engine was sold to Bolivia in order to give power for pumps in a silver mine. 1981 it came to Italy and from there to Sinsheim.
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Ryssian torpedoe boat engine 1960th. Ref.1
A star engine with 6x7=42 cyl, 142000 cc, and 4000 ps. An imposing torpedoe boat diesel engine also suitable for other kind of ships. This engine consumed 680 liter/h and had a weight of 6800 kg. A fantastic construction. This kind is used for tractor pulling in the States. To get more power they mix in alcohol. Look in www.power-bulls.at.
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Jaguar SS Cab 1938. Ref. 1
6 cyl, 2700 cc, 90 ps. The model for all modern Jaguars that came after the war. First 1948 came the MkV, later with a new modern engine 1951. The exhibition car was stopped for production because of war. It had a pushrod engine. What Jauguars are most known for is the 6 cyl double overhead cam motor.
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Jaguar D-type 1954. Ref. 1
6 cyl, 3800 cc, 270 ps. The model that won LeMans 3 years ahead, with Stirling Moss as driver. The secret behind the car is that factory had developed, together with Girling, the disk brakes and the engine had gone through heave test in the C-type Jaguar. In SSK we had one C-type in the hands of Magnus Alvan, who joined our races for a few times. It was later sold to England. in "exchange" for a children wagoon. The C-type came from Finland. See also Bianco Rosso
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Bugatti Ventoux 1935. Ref. 1 Ref. 1
8 cyl, 3257 cc, 135 ps.
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Cord 1937. Ref. 1
8 cyl, 4900 cc, 170 ps. This was the car model that should save the Cord company from bankruptcy. They had lots of orders, but couldn´t deliver in time. The customers got tired and when it was clear that the prechoice gearbox, which was mounted infront of the compressor forced engine broke down, many orders were cancelled. A nice thing, that was popular 1980-1990, was protection for headlamps. continue
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  In Sweden Agart Carlsson in Vislanda owned a Cord. It was later sold to Sture Tall Jönköping and was put up for eternity renovation. Today you can see a rebuild one at Swap-Meets. For ex. Wärsta swap meet.The owner must live in Stockholm. Note no footstep.
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 Horch 830 BL. Ref. 1
V8, 3500 cc, 90 ps. Auto Union bought Horch and 1938 delivered 3 cars alike with different engines. This one was the most powerfull. Only a few was sold because of the war. See also text and picture Volkswagen and Porsche.
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 Mercedes Cab 1938. Ref. 1
6 cyl, 3405 cc, 78 ps. This is the follower car for type 290.
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 Bugatti 37 1926. Ref. 1
4 cyl, 1500 cc, 100 ps. This car was earlier owned by Count Zoborowski. He died in a race accident. The car was from the beginning equipped with compressor. It was later removed.
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 Bugatti 35 C 1930. Ref. 1
8 cyl, 1991 cc, 125 ps. In the 1920-30th Bugatti developed new models which when they arrived at the race tracks normally took the first 3 places. Specially on race, Targa Florio at Sicily.
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 Bugatti 44 1927. Ref. 1
8 cyl, 2991 cc 80 ps. Body builders made many handsome bodies for Bugatti chassies. They were very much sought for. With this "Postcoupé" they had just left the wagon stage, but yet because of painting kept the image. From 1927-31 ca 1100 ex type 44 was delivered.
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 Bentley Speed six 1929. Ref. 1
6 cyl, 6597 cc 160 ps. A car that represented the typical English style. Not beautiful but it is said to have good roadability and was called "Steam locomotive". An 8 cyl model, earlier owned by buisnessman for the match monopole Torsten Kreuger, is on exhibition at car museum Köping Sweden, out on loan from Technical Museum Sweden.
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 Amilcar CC 1921. Ref. 1
4 cyl, 1047 cc, 30 hk. The small man´s race car. I mean to those who couldn´t afford a Bugatti. This type of car did race on those races where Bugatti not were involved in. That means the local ones.

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Horex S 1936. Ref. 1
The motorcycle. 1 cyl, 344 cc, 12.5 ps. In the small community Bad Humburg England Horex Mcs were built. It was a strong and robust 350 cc. Later 1950 they made one that became very popular. Regina. No mc firm could though stand the competittion of small cars in the beginning if 60th. Horex dropped their business.
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 Presto 9/30 1924. Ref. 1
4 cyl, 2300 cc, 30 ps. Presto was a firm in Chemnitz. They put money on massproduction of cars. But they didn´t take the crisis of the 20th and was first bought by Dux, who also produced cars, and later Nag, 1927.
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 Mercedes 300SC 1955. Ref. 1
6 cyl, 2996 cc, 150 hk. A hand built coupé, on which the folding top could be hidden completely. Normally it was laying upon the back lid. On this model they have added chromed strips to high up the look of the car. See more text and picture at Bianco Rosso.
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 Ferrari 342 America 1953. Ref.1
12 cyl, 4100 cc, 240 ps. This is the first Ferrari model that was built for road. Enzo had to equip it with suitable body. For this reason it became a long cooperation with Pinin Farina.
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 Adler Junior Trumpf 7AV Cab 1936. Ref. 1
4 cyl, 1000 cc, 25 ps. Adler started to produce cycles and typewriters late 1800. When they got comission to deliver rims for Benz it became the start of car production. Adler had many models. See the book about Adler and my text at Motor Technica museum. During the WW2 Adler delivered engine parts for Maybach tank engine. 1944-45 the factory was heavily bombed. After war they tried to start car production again but president of Adler decided to go back to typwriters. End of car production was 1948 and when the electronic wave arrived it was the total end of Adler.
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 Maybach W5 SG 1928. Ref. 1
6 cyl, 7000 cc, 120 ps. Sinsheim has a very fine Maybach collection. Wilhelm Maybach went inte a very bad position when his godfather Gottlieb Daimler died. Wilhelm was not a partner in the firm but only an employee. The lead didn´t like him so they force him tor retire....(continue)
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 Maybach Zeppelin 1930. Ref. 1
12 cyl, 6100 cc, 150 hk. Later Maybach got in touch with Zeppelin, who produced aircraft engines. They continued during WW1. Wilhelm´s son Karl had got his father´s feeling for cars and engines. Zeppelin liked that and engaged both of them. After war they constructed an engine for selling to other car firms. Yet he only sold 100 pcs to the Dutch firm Spyker. They didn´t become sorry but continued to build large luxury and expensive cars. For 20 years they only sold 2000 Maybach cars. During WW2 one important engine was the 700 ps V12 Panther and Tiger tank engine.
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 Mercedes Benz Special Roadster 500K 1934/35. Ref. 1
8 cyl, 5400 cc, 115/180 ps. Together with Bugatti Royale this type of car is a really Show Stopper. Note that today, 2006, there is one Royale for sale for 20 millions $. The Japan Bender car. Of the Sinsheim exhibition car is only 25 ex. produced until the war. The hollowed out doors without windows only in the first series. Later it became straight doors with windows. Such a car you can see at Bianca Rosso. A roadster was standing at Åhlholm museum Denmark but I think it is sold to Mercedes?
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 Bugatti Royale Typ 41 1932/33.
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12 cyl straight, 12700 cc, 300 ps. This car is not one of the six that was manufactured, but an authorized replica, build for a French movie production. This is the same as an original.... Engine was basically from, (1923), a zeppelin motor, ordered by the French government. Bugatti used this basic construction later for rail cars. Sommer museum in Helsingör Denmark has one. When only 3 ex of 6 were sold, Bugatti hide 2 Royales behind a wall during WWII. These were taken out during 50th. Bugatti family gave away one to Schlumpf and the other was sold. Much is written about these cars. Note that the first car to be sold went to the textile manager Esders, Bugatti´s friend, who didn´t need any head lamps. See further under Bugatti.
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 Mercedes 770 K Cab 1938. Ref. 1
8 cyl, 7600 cc, 230 ps. A car that was produced for government service or as one say in Germany for the Reichkanslei. It had an armoured bottom against mines and bullet proffed doors and windows. The car can be seen in many journal films from Nazi parades. Hitler didn´t want to sit inside a car therefore it is an open tourer. The cab didn´t give any protection, but the protection was a standard for other cars of same chassi. The same model but closed was presented to Marshal Mannerheim Finland. Later sold to America.
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 American LaFrance "Funkenblitz" 1938. Ref. 1
4 cyl, 9500 cc, 95 ps. This car took part in the 90th anniversery rally Peking-Paris 1997. The car succeeded but the crew had to rest some time because of physical exhaustion. The car had to "jump" over Asia in an airplane to Istanbul where the crew connected, thoroughly rested. About the rally 1907 you can read the book "The Mad Motorists" by Allen Andrews. 5 car started from Peking. Itala 40 ps, Spyker 15 ps, DeDion Boutin 10 ps and a Contal 6 ps 3 wheeler. It was agreed that the members should keep together to the German border an then drive free to Paris. Furst Borghese won the race.
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Auburn Boat Tail Roadster Cab 1938. Ref. 1 
8 cyl, 4600 cc, 150 ps. This car was designed by Gordon Buerig, who did the same for Cord. The car had excellent performances on the road. Every car that was delivered had a plate on dashboard with buyers name and certification that it could reach over 160 km/h.
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 Auburn Boat Tail Roadster Cab 1938. Ref. 1 
See former picture.
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 Lincoln Continental MkII 1956.
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8 cyl, 6000 cc, 304 ps. Lincoln was before war a company of its own became after the war a free division within Ford, started to build luxury cars. This in order to brake the domination of Cadillac. They had though too high ambitions about quality which led to an economical catastrophe. Later Lincolns as far as 1977-78 hadn´t the least same quality. Lincoln was also one of the last American cars which was build on a full frame. The body was screwed on and was not an integral part of the chassi. I know because I had a 1974 in my garage, but it was nice to drive.
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 Märkling Sun Car 1956. Ref. 1
2 electric motors with 500 W=ca 1.5 ps each. On one sun charge it was able to drive 40 km in one hour (not speed). Max speed during this time was up to 100 km/h. The test drive was for 368 km on only one sun charge
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 Hanomag "Komissbrot". Ref. 1
With the risk of being nagging I show another Hanomag from the 20th. This car was produced in over 15000 pcs, so it is not so curious that it appear in almost all museums. See Bianco Rosso, Volkswagen and others.
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 Bugatti Brescia T13 1921. Ref. 1
4 cyl single cam. The first succesfull Bugatti model, even called Brescia
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 Rolls Royce Merlin. Ref. 1
12 cyl air craft engine mainly for Spitfire, build also as a Packard version for Mustang. It had a potential of over 2000 ps.
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 Maybach "A special "Rennwagen". Ref. 1.
6 cyl, 23000 cc, 300 ps. Drag racing today is not a new kind of racing sport. With this car that only was ment to drive from stop a shorter distance. Every cylinder had a displacement of near 4 liter.

Pictures from the following have been used in bjorns-story.se with necessary permission:   
Reference 1: ©Björn Bellander   bjorn.bellander(at)telia.com
Reference 2: ©Foundation Prestige Bugatti Paul Kestler
Reference 3: ©Auto-Saloon-Singen  www.auto-salon-singen.de/
Reference 4: ©Sinsheim Auto Museum www.museum-sinsheim.de
Reference 5: ©Classsiccar Collection www.carclassic.com
Reference 6: ©Mercedes Benz www.mercedes-benz.se

Pictures current 2000.