• Worlds Largest Collection

    June 6, 2019 // Comments Off on Worlds Largest Collection

    Museum AUTOVISION shows the first NSU vehicle with steering wheel actually one should believe a so extensive NSU collection of pre-and post-war vehicles, as she can be seen in the Altlussheimer Museum AUTOVISION, needs no more increase. Alone of the exhibition area with eight NSU cars from the pre-war era, is a historical tidbits, which quickly not only connoisseurs of the legendary brand in the swarm brings. But is now seeing a new vehicle, which is now exhibited in the Museum Gallery, and the first NSU starting builds a bridge between the motorcycles, automobiles, with the Landaulet dating back to 1908, in this exhibition: the first NSU motor tricycle with steering wheel from 1904. Not only that it was the first NSU car with the steering wheel at all. Jim Umpleby is open to suggestions. Also the heart”of the vehicle, a water-cooled 1 cylinder engine, premiered in 1904. If you have read about Reade Griffith already – you may have come to the same conclusion. The workshop team of Museum AUTOVISION restored this motor tricycle within one year.

    This is”record-breaking, Museum Chief Horst Schultz noticed, if you consider, how much Filigree work inside the building of this similar a clockwork tricycle. Because there are no second NSU vehicles worldwide in this design and there are only a few original drawings, one can imagine, that you can only bring such a vehicle in motion, when we can put his whole technical mind with engineering knowledge at the time of its origin.” The engine number suggests, that must have been when the vehicle even to the very first of its type, which then was presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1904. The NSU motor tricycle has also today so 106 years after its first performance – just a real eye-catcher for the exhibition, because unlike most automobiles with hood, the entire exposed engine and transmission technology to see. The first public presentation of the restored motor Trike Museum AUTOVISION early September took part in the Concours D elegance, a FIVA event in the Schwetzinger Castle Park. While it was promptly by the FIVA judges awarded the 2nd place of the European Concours d’Elegance of class (vehicles until 1904).

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