Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Mercedes transporter

This transporter was built on a lengthened tubular frame from a 1954 Mercedes 300S coupe.  It was powered by the 3 liter six cylinder engine from a 1955 Gullwing coupe.  Body and interior components were fabricated from a Mercedes 180 sedan.  Unfortunately Rudolf Uhlenhaut (racing engineer and manager of MB motor sports) had the Blue Wonder scrapped in 1967!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Beam me up

This early home on wheels was designed by Walter J. Thompson in the mid 1920's.  It featured a stove, refrigerator, sink , and sleeping accommodations for four people.  The roof was raised by a series of gears.