this is one crazy car

Discussion in '1939 Mercedes-Benz W154' started by Chevelle454, Aug 9, 2002.

  1. The Nazis

    The German Government they are talking about was the Nazis. Hitler was funding Auto-Union and Mercedes-Benz at this time.<!-- Signature -->
  2. Re: A bit of info

    tis the truth. it was all part of hitlers moronic views of the master race. he wanted to prove it through automobile dominance as well, so he dumped oodles of cash into projects like making this car.<!-- Signature -->
  3. the stuff dreams are made of.....

    this is a very very very nice piece of machinery!<!-- Signature -->
  4. Re: the stuff dreams are made of.....

    That is incredibly good performance for 1935! Awesome! Nobody does it like the Germans. 430 BHP!
  5. Re: the stuff dreams are made of.....

    Best Car ever made per ww2
  6. Re: the stuff dreams are made of.....

    The Americans, specifically Fred and August Duesenberg, made roadcars with upto 450 hp (in high compression ratio, variable exhaust pressure SJ's). A normal SJ, with 320 hp, could do 165 mph, and it was a road car!
  7. Re: the stuff dreams are made of.....

    well americans suck... go germany! this car rulez!<!-- Signature -->
  8. Re: the stuff dreams are made of.....

    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from AnAcOnDa</i>
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    <!-- QUOTE --><b>you</b><!-- QUOTE --> suck. you have no reason for saying that, and it proves you know nothing about anything.<!-- Signature -->
  9. Powerful

    This has to be the most powerful car of 1935.<!-- Signature -->
  10. Re: Powerful

    It wasn't, plenty of other racecars had more.
  11. WHOA

    not bad for a `35!!!<!-- Signature -->
  12. Re: WHOA

    hell yeah!<!-- Signature -->
  13. Someone buy me this car!

    I'm low on cash. If someone buys me this car I will be their best friend. I would love to go blasting around those mountain roads in this car. Just me and the car.<!-- Signature -->
  14. Re: Someone buy me this car!

    and your new best friend <IMG SRC="">
  15. Re: Someone buy me this car!

    shut up
  16. Re: Someone buy me this car!

    I am don't need of one car to win new friends.
    If you buy one passport for I will can live in the USA, I will be your best friend.

    "Hip Hop! #$%# the system!"
  17. Re: Someone buy me this car!

    ok, i'll buy this and i'll dive it to you !!
    juts give me the money and i'll buy it <IMG SRC=""><!-- Signature -->
  18. Re: Someone buy me this car!

    As long as we're living in dreamland, would someone please buy me this car? I won't be your best friend but I will sure like you a whole lot! Have a great Thanksgiving everyone.

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  19. holy shit! 430 hp in a 1935 car??? that's awesome. This car kicks ass
  20. Re: this is one crazy car

    Why does everyone think that old cars have no power!? Sure many lacked the horsepower of today, but a select few were fast and powerful, even by today's standards. A Duesenberg SJ had a 6.9l I8 that was rated at 320 hp. If you got the optional variable flow exhaust (I bet you thought that that was a new thing too), you could easily get 350 hp. Fred Duesenberg also raised the compressin ratio of a handful of engines, which could yield over 450 hp. Mind you this was in a road, not a racecar. A Duesenberg chassis with a streamliner body AVERAGED 162 mph for a 24 hour period, and that includes stopping for pit stops, it maxed out around 185 mph. A standard bodied car, especially the short 125" wheelbase cars of Gary Cooper and Clark Gable, could do 165 mph, no problem. Old car's aren't slow, so don't stake claims like that.

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