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Early Sports Car - 1912 Mercer Raceabout
Made with the classic 395 Rolls Royce kit with a few technic bits for the working steering.
About this creation
About 100 years ago someone had the bright idea of slotting their biggest engine in their shortest chassis and fitting the lightest possible bodywork. Sports car fans have been rejoicing ever since. This is my humble homage to that genius.



Back in the day, this baby was capable of more than 70 mph, which must have been entertaining with rod operated brakes on the rear wheels only ...



This is the grandaddy of all those Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Lotuses etc.



Comments

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  November 15, 2013
Hi Nick; :-) first of all: I like this moc! I was about ten when I discovered the classic cars in a Disney magazine, great was my disspointment the maazine was old, and the series long time stopped. I never managed to get enough tires for those rims since... :-( As for this model : clearly it is a Mercer, and I love the steering function, but I would propose a makeover with other technic techniques. Now, secondly, and the main reason why I let you a message: I think that MO category must suite you well, I hope all the best, I really enjoyed our entries so far, and go for the victory!!! Best luck!
  January 22, 2011
Who else on earth still owns them? Maybe I should post my 391-turned "Fabuland Coupe De Ville" that I build for the daughters... Very nice work!
 I made it 
  January 8, 2011
Quoting Tom Simon You do like to cover a wide variety of subjects. Nicely done.
Hi Tom. Thanks for stopping by. I'll be re-visiting this particular subject soon.
 I like it 
  January 8, 2011
You do like to cover a wide variety of subjects. Nicely done.
 I like it 
  May 21, 2010
Nice little classic car. I just purchased the 1913 Cadillac set 390. I hope that I can get a set of white spoked wheels like yours someday. Cool little build! Keep building! -Anthony Dunne
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  May 18, 2010
A simple, but functional model. Just like the original!
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  April 22, 2010
Nice model, and very nice wheels indeed !!
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  February 18, 2010
Yea.. classics never die, it just gets better and better. Nice work!!
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  February 17, 2010
Nice design, perfect wheels for the car :)
 
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