Who likes jimi Hendrix

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Who likes jimi Hendrix

Post by Mercmad » Mon 17 Jul, 2017 10:16 pm

I hadn't seen this film clip for years but check out the vid carefully .. :rr: :rr: :rr:
https://youtu.be/sLAqbMY2OUs

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Post by CraigB » Mon 17 Jul, 2017 11:23 pm

Very cool! So they are one off coach built stretch finnies or was it a more common thing? Never seen one but they look great.
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Post by Bartman4800 » Tue 18 Jul, 2017 10:16 am

Interesting they chose a W110 to stretch, and not a W111.

Hope it did not have a 4 cylinder to pull all that extra weight....


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Post by pastelgrey300D » Tue 18 Jul, 2017 10:18 am

Awesome! Looks like one of the very rare LWB 110s: http://heckflosse.nl/7binz.htm

As if we needed any more reasons to Love Hendrix!!! :notworthy:

Bart, at 8.02-8.08 you can see the badge on the rear - it's a 200D - a whole 55 horsepower! Good thing Hendrix didn't eat as many cheeseburgers as Elvis...
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Post by CraigB » Tue 18 Jul, 2017 12:08 pm

That looks exactly what it is. There must have been a market for that sort of set up, repeated in the LWB W123 with small engines. More about cramming more people in than luxury as a focus - hotels running people to airports etc maybe..... or picking up Jimi - not quite a 'rock and roll' as a pullman though - but i like that!
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Post by Ivanerrol » Tue 18 Jul, 2017 12:32 pm

Jimi Hendrix. You can tell it's him from the first notes he plays.
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Post by Bartman4800 » Tue 18 Jul, 2017 1:14 pm

From the Heckflosse.nl page:

After Mercedes let IMA build the Universal cars, Binz decided to design a seven seater Heckflosse. In May 1967 Binz came up with a seven seater on basis of the 200D and very rarely the 230 cars. The 200D LWB was only supplied with a standard transmission. Like the ambulances and Universal cars, the seven seaters were equipped with 15in wheels. The self-levelling strut on the rear axle was also standard but power steering was not.
The Diesel engine car didn't supply enough power to pull the extra 140 kg in weight and although it claimed a top speed of 125 km/h, such a speed was only realistically obtainable on a long motorway run, especially when the car was carrying seven passengers.

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Post by cuisses » Tue 18 Jul, 2017 9:44 pm

OK, if we are going down the route of obscure finny sightings in 1969, how about this one from the exact opposite of Jimmi, one Kenneth Clark, in Amsterdam. A W110 at 755 which then parks at 8:33, and a W111 (I think) at 9:06. For this one you really have to pay attention.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2m12Z-Rn9Q

The whole episode is devoted to the contribution of the Netherlands and England to civilisation.
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Post by Bartman4800 » Wed 19 Jul, 2017 11:01 am

cuisses wrote:OK, if we are going down the route of obscure finny sightings in 1969, how about this one from the exact opposite of Jimmi, one Kenneth Clark, in Amsterdam. A W110 at 755 which then parks at 8:33, and a W111 (I think) at 9:06. For this one you really have to pay attention.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2m12Z-Rn9Q

The whole episode is devoted to the contribution of the Netherlands and England to civilisation.
He also mentions the first stock market crash ever recorded, over tulips.
Some tulip bulbs were sold for the price equivalent to a house...

Oh, the Dutch contributed so much to modern civilization :laughing6:
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Post by Lance » Wed 19 Jul, 2017 11:22 am

Bartman4800 wrote:Oh, the Dutch contributed so much to modern civilization
Yeah, chips with mayonnaise, and prostitutes from vending machines.
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Post by Mercmad » Wed 19 Jul, 2017 9:56 pm

Of all those LWB finnys built ,very few survive as per normal with taxis. But Bob Gunthorp in the US has one.

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