27.7.09

A really old car...

I guess it's fitting that we found this car (double parked, I might add) in the Old town:




I'm fascinated by the fact this car still works after so many years. I guess the number of parts that can break was far less than today's cars... no electronic parts either! :)

18 comments:

  1. That's absolutely amazing...I'd say it compares with the Ford Model T's in the States. And you say it's running with no modern innovations?

    Beautiful photos, too!

    Thank you so much for stopping by Cedar Key DP! Much appreciated. And I found your blog, which is a special treat!

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  2. That is a beautiful photograph of a lovely old car. I can't imagine it is very old but maybe is a new car kit or something -- made to look old. It is nice. I wonder...did you hear the motor running or is it electric.

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  3. It's a real old timer - Jawa Velorex Oscar 16, made in 1956., 250cc engine with cca 20hp :). Original engine, but it has been renovated (no modern parts added though), of course.

    @ Jacob - I regularly visit your blog, the photos and the place is lovely. Which reminds me, I'll be blaming you when I spend extra money just to visit Cedar Key because of your blog! ;-D

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  4. Fun, old car! It would be grand to take for a spin down the street!

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  5. Wow, I've never seen such a car before. Very unique looking vehicle.

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  6. They are really beautiful! Very interesting oldtimers! They don't look too complex compared to today's cars.

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  7. This car simply is fantastic!

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  8. I should mention it only has three wheels... :)

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  9. Oh wow, Mirela! Is that leather? Fantastic!

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  10. Great photos of this old car. Funny I photographed an old BMW 3 wheeler last week.

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  11. wow, amazing! I've never seen a car like this, very cool.

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  12. I bet the owner of the car has invested a lot of money and time to keep the car like that. I like the detail of the horn.

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  13. It is really original and interesting! You are lucky you captured such 'miracle'! Nice shots!

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  14. @ Paul - post the photos!
    @ Jaca - neither have I... luckily, they have an oldtimer club where I dug up the car info and name... :)
    @ Cristobal - yup, I bet so too, it's an expensive hobby!

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  15. Hmm, reminds me of the movie "Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang" for some reason. I wonder what kind of crash test rating it has.

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  16. @ Mike - :-) safety wasn't an issue at that time... I wonder how fast this thing can go...

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  17. Incredibly cute older car and so well maintained.

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