Sunday, December 7, 2008

Coolest. Car. Ever.

1928 model, rag-top, crank starter, southern Germany in origin. Pretty standard for the time.

"So Ted," I hear you say, "what's the big deal with this car?"

It's a Mauser.

The Treaty of Versailles required Germany to pretty much disarm, which meant there wasn't a lot of work for the Mauser factory. Oberndorf was a small town, and the factory workers needed work.

So the Mauser factory retooled to make sewing machines and cars, among other things.

Via "Tales of the Gun" which TiVO caught for me. TiVO's the shizzle Flippity FLoppity Floop.

I do think that the peep sight on the hood is placed too far forward, but maybe it's just me.

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