Magirus-Deutz – Air cooled rulezzzzz

Buenos tardes amigos ! !

Back from Geneve (a city with absolute no gipsys, a lot of hot well dressed women and amazing expensive and fast cars) I’ll present you a car from whereelse, cause this one is at the moment much more important. Our gold old friend, Arnoldsen from the valley of love and his love, Babsi the Queen, brought me amazing pictures from their weekend trip to Graz/Styria in Austria:  it’s an old Magirus Deutz, I don’t know exactly which model but at least it’s one of the models from the “round bonnet” serie. Check THIS out:

In front of us we see an old Magirus-Deutz waste collection vehicle with low standard. I expect no compaction unit and no sorting system in it 😉 The brand Magirus-Deutz arised after the idea of Conrad Dietrich Magirus (1824-1895), when he started to build fire-fighting vehicles and equipment in the German town Ulm. His work went quite well, the company got well known worldwide and still after his death the company produced well known equipment and trucks to the standards he had laid down. In the year 1938 Magirus was acquired by Klöckner Humboldt Deutz and in the year 1942 the first Deutz air-cooled diesel engines emerged. The brand was doing a good business and special trucks, normal trucks, busses etc. were produced.

Finally, in the year 1975, the industrial vehicle corporation, known as IVECO, was formed by the following companies: Union of Magirus Deutz, Unic, Fiat Trucks, OM (no, unfortunately this means not Ole Markus) and Lancia Special Vehicles. As so often also in this case, this meant more ore less a predictable end of the brand M-D. In year 1983 the last vehicles of the brand Magirus Deutz where produced in Ulm and soon the brand disappeared from the manufacture in Ulm, really a pity. The name Magirus can nowadays still be found in firefighting equipment, the name Deutz is known by all of you I think and providing engines for vehicles since 1864.

Some informations for this article were taken from this homepage, a Solobugas handshake and a thank you for this great homepage! And a great thank you to Arnoldsen and Babsi for the pictures!

Compression-ignitioned greetings,

Ole Magirus

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BMW 1502 – a rarity ! ! !

Have a nice day – Solobugas followers out there !

On my daily way from my home place to jail to university I found this wonderful buga right next to the street: an original BMW 1502. Red, fast and soon mine.

Joking apart. This buga is from the primary type series 114, which was also known as BMW serie 02. BMW was building this vehicles in the years 1966 – 1977. They were called “the new class” of BMW and one thing made this buga a little bit more interesting than it already was: a fully independent suspension – Mac Pherson struts in front. Additional there were front disc brakes, hell yeah.

My investigations at BMW Germany let me know, that the 1502 is actually an economy model of the BMW 2002. This means that it has a low compression 1.6L machine and that it was sold only in Europe, from 1975 until 1977. I am sorry baby sad that this means, that this car for example never reached Norway, cause they still think they are not a part of Europe, hehe.

The type serie 1502 was actually replaced by the first BMW 3 (serie E21) in the year 1975, but the 1502 was still built until 1977.

Well people, my next reportings should bring me to the city of Geneve, where I hopefully can bring you some more cars on the blog. But first I have to survive a concert of a German folk music band…

Stay tuned, yours Ole Markus

Citröen 2CV AZU

Citroen Azu 1

Citroen Azu2

Citroen Azu3

B.S.O:         Celtas Cortos “Hacha de Guerra” (Vaya temazo acorde con la frago)

¿qué gran amigo nuestro, futuro campeón del mundo de rallyes, se asoma a la ventana?

En una de nuestras intrépidas incursiones explorativas por la sierra burgalesa nos topamos súbitamente con este maravilloso ejemplar de la naturaleza, en un poblacho de mala muerte llamado Torme, que es el lugar donde Cristo perdió la chancla, por cierto.

Nos remontamos a finales de los años 50, cuando Paco el Rana continuaba haciendo de las suyas y nuestros futuros viejunis comenzaban a tomar teta. Concretamente en 1958 Citröen Hispania lanzó al mercado una furgoneta concebida para el tipo de campesino que campaba a sus anchas por la estepa castellana. Se trataba de la 2cv AZU, con un consumo muy reducido y una capacidad de carga hasta entonces desconocida (250 kg).

Fabricada desde 1954 por la tribu de los gabachunis,en Espiña apostaron por la opción más potente de la gama, con 425 cc y 18 cv de ultrapotencia, que fueron incrementándose hasta la friolera de 435 cc y 24 cv en 1973. El motor estaba refrigerado por aire (como el de los jefes) y constaba de 2 cilindros horizontales opuestos, para alcanzar la máxima velocidad supersónica de 90 km/h. Los neumáticos que montaba eran 135 R15, aún más de bici que los del coche de nuestro amigo Parrio. Alucina Vecina.

Los inteligentes chavales de Citröen (germen de  la futura SB) aplicaron a la AZU la máxima de sencillez y eficacia, con un inmejorable precio de 72.800 petas en 1968 (438 euros de hoy en día), que la hizo mantenerse en el mercado hasta 1978, cuando la F4 y otras envidiosas fragonetas coparon el panorama.

En fin, espero que, a pesar de la mala calidad de las fotos debido al pedo que llevábamos a la escasez de luz, disfuteis de esta furgo, la preferida de este que escribe. OS JURO, recordadlo, que algún día me pasearé en una de estas, Y SERÁ de mi propiedad.

Saludossssssss

In english absolutly:

In one of our intrepid exploratory forays in the mountains of Burgos suddenly we found this wonderful example of nature, in a seedy village called Torme, which is the place where Christ lost his slipper, by the way.

We look back in the late ’50s, when Paco “the frog” was making stupid things and our future parents began to take the tit. Specifically in 1958, Citroën Hispania launched a van designed for the type of farmer that was rampanting in the Castillian countryside. It was the 2cv AZU, with a low comsumption and unknown load capacity (250 kg).

Made since 1954 by the french tribe, in Espiña bet for the most powerful option with 425 cc and 18 cc of ultrapower, which increased until 435 cc and 24 hp in 1973. The engine was air cooled (like bosses) and consisted of 2 cylinders horizontally opposed, for a maximum supersonic speed of 90 km / h. The tires mounted were 135 R15, even less than the car of our friend Parri. Neighbor hallucinates.

The smart kids of Citröen (germ of the future SB) applied to the AZU the maximum of simplicity and effectiveness, with an unbeatable price of 72,800 petas in 1968 (438 euros of today), that made it stay in the market until 1978, when the F4 and other vans saturate it.

Anyway, I hope that, despite the poor quality of the photos because of being so drunk a shortage of light, you will enjoy this van, the favorite of this writer. I SWEAR, remember it, that one day I Will ride into one of these, and IT WILL BE of my property.

Greetingsssssss