Lin still today has the Sambas, He won't sell period!
Lin Ottinger's magnificent Canyon T...
Lin Ottinger from Moab Utah was a brave individual that sported a flock of 23 21 Window VW Sambas around Moab Canyons to take brave and eager tourists around Canyonland in Utah US Photos courtesy of Ottinger museum.
Some of them ended up as barn finds for Samba hungry hipsters.
1968 Plymouth Barracuda Super Stock...
In the 70's they thought a muscle car running through the seemingly endless planes of mid west was enough to make up a movie...they were wrong, but back the every one was too stoned to know any better.
Could that be the exhaust of a mid engined RS / 550? Just a thought!
AMG MERCEDES-BENZ 300SEL 6.8 'ROTE ...
Mercedes had dominated motor racing pre and after WWII wherever they saw interest in participating. The tragic Le Mans saw factory withdraw from racing totally. In the late 60's something happened and Mercedes returned into the game with a most unusual contender big heavy weight w109 300SEL 6.3.
Very interesting design. You could almost say it makes this unique and rare car even more so. Do you know which company built the body?
The body was made in Finland on a chassis delivered by BMW. 328 chassis used to come with the wings, cowl, bonnet and grill. As "Carrozzeria"s were few and between in Finland those days it is likely the body was by a company specializing commercial vehicl
In 1972 Daimler Benz was contemplating on updating the existing 600 to W100F by adding w116-like elements to the car. 1977 they went on to build a prototype w100FL with an array of elements imported from w116 as well as w123
Mercedes factory with its head of engineering Rudolf Uhlenhaut heads for the mountains of Bavaria to test put their W198 300SL Roadster (prototype at this point) and Gullwing (production) motorcars under most extreme test. They must have used Gullwing as a benchmark for the Roadster.
In 1956, Mercedes about to launch its new 300SL Roadster, wanted David Douglas Duncan to take photos and write a story of the new secret "SLS" for either Collier's or Life Magazine. Duncan agreed, and concequently received a brand new 300SL Gullwing as a