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"Ernst Piëch Salutes His Grandpa" or "The Archduke Drives a Porsche"... [PIC]

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Rich Sufficool
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Emil Jellinek founded the Mercedes Electric Company named for his daughter. He brought Ferdinand Porsche from Daimler of Vienna to build the MAJA automobile named for his second daughter. Porsche designed and built the 4.5 liter 4 cylinder 35hp engine for the MAJA. 150 of the first generation chain driven MAJAs were built for Jellinek but none were sold because of gear problems.  The Austro-Hungarian Archduke Leopold Salvator was given the task to motorize the Imperial Army and worked with Porsche and Eduard Fischer to revamp the MAJA to make it reliable  and created the Austro-Daimler AD 28/25. This model is of the Archduke's personal car with coachwork by Carl Czerny.

This model is one of two 1/18 models commissioned Ferdinand's grandson, Ernst Piëch, that Porsche designed for Austro-Daimler. The other was a race car, the "Prinz Heinrich" which I'll show next post.

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David Green
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What a fine model Rich. I take it that this replica is based on a car currently in the United Kingdom based on the licence plate and British road licence attached. Thanks once again for presenting a great model with an interesting story line.


   
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Rich Sufficool
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@david-green Yes. It's a one-off coach work made as the personal car of Archduke Leopold.


   
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Bob Jackman
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Love the story and model Rich. Thanks.


   
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Christopher Moroni
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What the hell?  Where did you continue to find these obscure models?  Rich, you quest to feature the "unknown" & unique continues to amaze me. A beautiful replica (made better with your dry-brush enhancements 😉) that's a true stand out.  Those roof-mounted tires and fine-mesh surround look right at home atop this traveling, chain-driving exclusive automobile.


   
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Rich Sufficool
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@chris I'm glad you find these models and their backstories as interesting as I do. I guess a lot my collection lies somewhere between esoteric and arcane. It was never a goal, it just worked out that way.


   
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Posted by: @rich-sufficool

@chris I'm glad you find these models and their backstories as interesting as I do. I guess a lot my collection lies somewhere between esoteric and arcane. It was never a goal, it just worked out that way.

...well now, I didn't say I understood everything, I just enjoy reading about it. LoL 😀 😀 😏    (Your excellent pics are still the best!)


   
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