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Not a 450, 150, 200 or 300 - rarer than those, with only two original factory cars made, although some have been cobbled together later. Given that you can't measure the engine size from my photo and John is going away I will disclose that it is a 250S. This was the first car to use the new (or at least much revised) four cylinder engine planned for the forthcoming T series birdcage models. The idea was to produce a car with the straight line performance of the 300S but with the lighter and torq

I was going to wait a while, but it seems more than one have taken the time to pursue the story behind this fascinating and remarkable automobile & are aware of the identity of this thing so I think it's time to reveal all. It's the 1935 Hoffman 8X..............and as indicated, it's the only one ever made. The curious thing about this car is that even though it wasn't officially commissioned by one of the big manufacturers there seems to have been enough money available to develop a on

I have several and will search... but here's a really unrecognizable one... 😎 because my dad had some normal cars... but HIS dad even BUILT its own !! he had a small workshop for agri gear... and put some pieces together in 1900, as recorded time ago in our local newspaper (dirty scan hereunder) ... after that (1902)  he was approached by a gentleman from Turin who easily convinced him that making cars needed organization... 😁... and capital... and that was better to sell FIATs instead of making

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On 10/11/2021 at 2:34 AM, Michael Geschlecht said:

Hello Hektor,

Clockwise & counter clockwise lug nuts. That is something.

Best Regards,

Michael

Alfa Romeo also used clockwise & counter clockwise lug nuts. My '70s Spiders all had them.

And that's a beautiful Lancia Aurelia B20 coupe! :D

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3 hours ago, hektor said:

Yes Mr. Morgan,

Great car:

 

There is one regularly to be seen at the Bugatti Owners Club Prescott Hill Climb La Vita Rossa in May. Such an exquisite car!

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Headlights are Zeiss (I had them on my Bentley Speed Six and I think they are not quite as good as Lucas P100's, although apparently a lot more expensive). I think the car might be a Horch 8-305 from around 1928. 

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7 minutes ago, wlaidlaw said:

Headlights are Zeiss (I had them on my Bentley Speed Six and I don't think they are not as good as Lucas P100's, although apparently a lot more expensive). I think the car might be a Horch 8-305 from around 1928. 

Wilson

Correct on the Carl Zeiss Jena headlights (I took the photo with a Rolleiflex 3.5F with Carl Zeiss Planar). I recall an event with a Bentley of like period arriving, with lovely large headlights that I commented on favourably, to have the driver reply "they may look good but they are still F***ing useless!".

But no, it's not a Horch. 

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Let's try the other German "monster" of a Maybach Zeppelin DS8 of around 1930?

The Zeiss headlights on my Speed Six were a deliberate choice to make it look more German. The body was made to look similar to an SSKL Mercedes by H.M.Bentley (W.O's brother), who rebodied the car in 1934, while lowering and shortening the chassis for the new owner, Colonel Euan Rabagliati. 

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58 minutes ago, wlaidlaw said:

Let's try the other German "monster" of a Maybach Zeppelin DS8 of around 1930?

The Zeiss headlights on my Speed Six were a deliberate choice to make it look more German. The body was made to look similar to an SSKL Mercedes by H.M.Bentley (W.O's brother), who rebodied the car in 1934, while lowering and shortening the chassis for the new owner, Colonel Euan Rabagliati. 

Wilson

Fascinating! 

But, it's not a Maybach.

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