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Offline Des

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Pontons
« on: January 05, 2009, 10:16:32 PM »
170220 topics have been a bit quiet lately,

how about this interesting photo?

Unsure of the specifics of it,


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Re: Pontons
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2009, 09:41:13 PM »
Puzzle?  Can you pick out the car (220S) with the hood open?
We have always understood that DBAG made up lots of production and held in storage waiting for orders, which is sometimes why the registration years don't always match the production year....but in the case of pontons, by this time, Studebacker-Packard, in South Bend, indiana had taken on the marketing/dealership on behalf of mercedes. I would like to think that some of these pontons in the photo are waiting to be shipped to overseas designations.  Can you imagine the maintenance required (battery charge, etc..) with the volume here before shipment

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Re: Pontons
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2009, 10:00:41 PM »
I am no expert but would imagine MB's would get shipped like this:

hubcaps off, batteries out, cardboard? on the bumpers to protect them

« Last Edit: January 07, 2009, 04:47:46 AM by Jim Axman »

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Re: Pontons
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2009, 06:40:35 AM »
I can see two open bonnets, two open boots and an open door... :)
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Re: Pontons
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2009, 07:17:44 AM »
Would be interesting to see what the % was with Webasto's - seems to be around 20% in that photo.