Mercedes Heckflosse mit Klaus Ludwig auf der Nordschleife
Mercedes-Benz Classic unterstützt den FHR Langstreckencup und beim letzten Rennen der Saison 2011 kam erstmals ein neu aufgebauter Mercedes Benz 220SE der Baureihe W111 zum Einsatz.
Das Konzept von Mercedes-Benz Classic sieht vor, daß sich ein Journalist und ein erfahrener "Haudegen" das Cockpit der Heckflosse teilen. Auf der Nordschleife griffen der englische Journalist Andrew Fankel und sowie Klaus Ludwig in das Volant. Das Video zeigt vom Streckenrand und eine Inboardrunde über die Nordschleife mit Klaus Ludwig.
Driving a mile in The Emerald Bullet 1962 Mercedes W111
Take a drive with me in the Emerald Bullet. I feel more torque with the 2.8 liter motor than I did with the 2.2 liter. My butt Dynometer says it is much faster. How does the engine sound to you? Is this what a 2.8 liter Mercedes Benz engine is supposed to sound like? Notice all the gauges and the clock working.
Test Drive! 1966 Mercedes Benz 230s
Hi! I just put a better engine in this ol' Mercedes "Heckflosse", lets go for a drive! I bought this car about a dozen years ago, but now I can actually use it. It seems to be running well on the Holley carb I adapted to replace the twin Zeniths. A mostly original car, I painted it metallic black a few years ago when I rebuilt all the jacking points. Thanks for checking it out!
1960 Mercedes Benz 180D
Here a quick video of my 1960 Mercedes-Benz 180Db diesel sedan. This was the entry level Mercedes back in the day and was a stripped down model with very little chrome, etc and even has no radio. The body is very dated for the time and Mercedes wouldnt catch up style wise until 1968. They ran these from 1954-1962 and the diesels were their bread and butter for many years and established them as a quality leader here. Studebaker was the original sole importer for them at first until they went out of buisness. I had a $500.00 Maaco paint job done to it last year in the original color. Ive had this car since 1983 and finally finished it last year. It gets 40MPG, is 43HP, has 4spd on the column plus reverse, and has a top speed of 70MPH. These were big as taxis in Europe back in the day for their economy and reliability and were built like tanks they were so solid. This has over 500,000 Km on it. Thermo-King used these engines from 1962-1980 in their diesel truck/trailer refrigeration units exclusively and they were also used in sailboats, generators, Lantz tractors, and also some forklifts. The bodies would rust apart around the engines they lasted so long. And yes its supposed to sound like a Mack truck.