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Next best thing to a 540k. A 852 Horch.

I may be in the minority, but I'd take the Horch over the 540.

Here's my contribution, a couple of images of the famed Bugatti Royale 41 model. Only 6 were built, epitome of cost meets luxury. One of which is the car Ettore himself crashed after falling asleep at the wheel, rebuilt into the "Coupe' Napoleon." I just love the absolute scale of these beasts, if you cover the figures you could be forgiven for thinking they were roadster-sized runabouts. Everything was proportionate and deceived the eye as to true size, 36" wheels for example.

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I may be in the minority, but I'd take the Horch over the 540.

Styling is obviously subjective (I like them both) and quality of construction is equivalent. Mechnically, the 540/500k is significantly more interesting.

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I missed my opportunity to ride in a type 41, as I was just a kid and passed, sure wish I did take the ride today. I have had a chance to play around with two of them, and sit behind the wheel. I only have photos on the computer from the HFM car. Sure was fun to help out with the car. Ed

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Styling is obviously subjective (I like them both) and quality of construction is equivalent. Mechnically, the 540/500k is significantly more interesting.

I'm going strictly by visuals, I like how the cowl fills the area between the fenders a bit more giving it a lower center of gravity aesthetic, the subtle difference in trunk swoop at the base, and I've always loved the overly dramatic, almost cinematic font used for the Horch badge. That said, both are top tier cars that I would not refuse on any occasion and I have clearly been bitten by the notorious Benz Bug. :)

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I stumbled back on to this thread searching for something else and decided it need to come back to the top.

 

These are actually two different Duesenbergs with same Franay body.  J365 & J369.  The differences are subtle but important.

 

Hyman has 365 for sale now.

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I would buy this Open Front Town Car in a minute....but it would take me decades to raise the 87K. My second-favorite model of this marque. One can find this in Tennessee, alleged original with recent maintenance, "Rollson" Coachwork. Unique, Classic, and rare. And it's on ebay for a day or two more. 

 

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