Mercedes SSK replica

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Mercedes SSK replica

Post by IndianaJones » Sun 08 May 2016, 19:33

Saw this on OLX...

1929 Mercedes Benz SSK replica/kit car
https://www.olx.co.za/ad/1929-mercedes- ... 4644d28d63
What makes this car worth R160000?
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Re: Mercedes SSK replica

Post by zahistorics » Sun 08 May 2016, 22:18

Smoking special stuff probably..

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Re: Mercedes SSK replica

Post by Gavin RS » Mon 09 May 2016, 10:44

It depends if it is the Excalibur built replica from the USA, they are quite pricey, we sold one similar on auction a few months back for around that price.
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Post by zahistorics » Mon 09 May 2016, 15:33

The one in the pic is not an Excalibur. Excalibur has visible exhausts coming out of the bonnet sides.

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Re: Mercedes SSK replica

Post by ZA Perana » Tue 10 May 2016, 09:44

I wonder if this is not one of those other Merc like kit cars available in the 1980's. The name of which I simply cant recall at the moment.
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Post by Gavin RS » Tue 10 May 2016, 10:19

It looks like the local kit from years back that had a Ford V6 engine and Ford running gear
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Re: Mercedes SSK replica

Post by ZA Perana » Tue 10 May 2016, 11:36

Gavin RS wrote:It looks like the local kit from years back that had a Ford V6 engine and Ford running gear
Wasn't it maybe called Lynx?
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Re: Mercedes SSK replica

Post by KSF » Tue 10 May 2016, 11:51

Gavin RS wrote:It looks like the local kit from years back that had a Ford V6 engine and Ford running gear
It is a Cortina suspension at the front there. I remember those kits, was late 1970's or 1980's somewhere.

Similar era to the Lynx, but definitely not a Lynx. Lynx was based on a 1950's UK sportscar (was it MG?). It also used Cortina parts, 2l engine etc.

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Re: Mercedes SSK replica

Post by THOR » Tue 10 May 2016, 16:02

The kit I remember that looked similar had a VW Beetle engine. This is why no exhaust out the front (I think).
Cannot see nicely, but last photo looks like there could be engine in the back.
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