Michiel 2005

Michiel 2005

Posted on 07/06/2014


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1972 Mercedes-Benz L 407 D

1972 Mercedes-Benz L 407 D

9 comments - The latest ones
Latium
Latium
Good size for a camper van, hadn't thought of that usage.
3 years ago.
Michiel 2005
Michiel 2005
They are slow and noisy and with 72HP also a bit underpowered.
3 years ago.
Latium
Latium
Just scratched it off the board...
3 years ago.
Michiel 2005
Michiel 2005
In the 1970s lorries were equally slow, so it didn't matter, but nowadays you drive with a lot of angry truckers behind you, certainly during hill-climbing or accelerating.
3 years ago.
Latium
Latium
I was one of those 70's drivers in a very slow Guy truck, crash gear box, no power steering etc, so I would be used to it ;¬)
3 years ago.
Michiel 2005 has replied to Latium
Lot's of angry lorry drivers and motorists behind you back then?
3 years ago.
Latium has replied to Michiel 2005
Oh yes, and to add insult to injury my old wagon belched out thick black oily smoke if it was heavily laden on a steep hill.

I would imagine I was about as popular as a f*rt in a space suit ;¬)
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Michiel 2005 has replied to Latium
The old diesel engines did that. I remember being enveloped in clouds of smoke if I was behind a city bus on my bike. My old Mercedes could also smoke when driving at or near full load. The maximum amount of diesel is injected, but it cannot be burnt completely and that creates the black smoke.

In the Rocky Mountains you could see those big American rigs crawling up the mountains.
3 years ago.
Latium has replied to Michiel 2005
In fairness my old Guy artic would take you up the steepest gradient in the Scottish highlands once your dropped down to 'crawler' i.e first gear, but would blot out the world behind better than a WW2 destroyers smoke screen.
3 years ago.