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Packard-Bentley "Mavis"
Sep 21, 2022 15:22:49   #
47greyfox Loc: on the edge of the Colorado front range
 
Last week, my wife and I along with a brother and wife did a Viking river cruise on the Rhine. In Speyer, Germany, my brother and I decided to visit the Technik Museen instead of the usual "walking tour." We definitely made the right decision. This is the Packard-Bentley "Mavis." It was custom built by Englishman Chris Williams circa 2010 and has a Packard patrol boat engine from WW2 on a 193 Bentley 8 chassis. It's equipped with three fuel tanks with a capacity of 245 liters each (almost 65 gallons). Good mileage though, about 4.5 liters fuel per 15 seconds and weighs almost 3 tons. A beautiful beast!
As a side note, if you are ever in Speyer, forget the tourist stuff; this museum is worth 4 hours of your life.


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Sep 21, 2022 16:06:44   #
luvmypets Loc: Born & raised Texan living in Fayetteville NC
 
Nice!! Thanks for the info on that really cool car.

Dodie

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Sep 21, 2022 16:17:16   #
Don, the 2nd son Loc: Crowded Florida
 
WOW!

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Sep 21, 2022 18:47:33   #
Curmudgeon Loc: SE Arizona
 
It looks like it's worth a day or two. Great shots of a wonderful car

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Sep 21, 2022 18:55:19   #
jrvinson45 Loc: Buckeye, AZ
 
Not in the economy car exhibit, huh? Great find!

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Sep 22, 2022 06:38:29   #
Iron Sight Loc: Utah
 
I like that kind of stuff. 👀👍

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Sep 22, 2022 06:54:30   #
J-SPEIGHT Loc: Akron, Ohio
 
47greyfox wrote:
Last week, my wife and I along with a brother and wife did a Viking river cruise on the Rhine. In Speyer, Germany, my brother and I decided to visit the Technik Museen instead of the usual "walking tour." We definitely made the right decision. This is the Packard-Bentley "Mavis." It was custom built by Englishman Chris Williams circa 2010 and has a Packard patrol boat engine from WW2 on a 193 Bentley 8 chassis. It's equipped with three fuel tanks with a capacity of 245 liters each (almost 65 gallons). Good mileage though, about 4.5 liters fuel per 15 seconds and weighs almost 3 tons. A beautiful beast!
As a side note, if you are ever in Speyer, forget the tourist stuff; this museum is worth 4 hours of your life.
Last week, my wife and I along with a brother and ... (show quote)


Nice shots.

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Sep 22, 2022 07:05:28   #
Manglesphoto Loc: 70 miles south of St.Louis
 
47greyfox wrote:
Last week, my wife and I along with a brother and wife did a Viking river cruise on the Rhine. In Speyer, Germany, my brother and I decided to visit the Technik Museen instead of the usual "walking tour." We definitely made the right decision. This is the Packard-Bentley "Mavis." It was custom built by Englishman Chris Williams circa 2010 and has a Packard patrol boat engine from WW2 on a 193 Bentley 8 chassis. It's equipped with three fuel tanks with a capacity of 245 liters each (almost 65 gallons). Good mileage though, about 4.5 liters fuel per 15 seconds and weighs almost 3 tons. A beautiful beast!
As a side note, if you are ever in Speyer, forget the tourist stuff; this museum is worth 4 hours of your life.
Last week, my wife and I along with a brother and ... (show quote)


Great set!!!

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Sep 22, 2022 07:22:10   #
yssirk123 Loc: New Jersey
 
Very nice shot and an interesting narrative!

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Sep 22, 2022 08:14:34   #
jaymatt Loc: Alexandria, Indiana
 
Nice! That looks like a great place to visit.

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Sep 22, 2022 10:10:44   #
StanMac Loc: Tennessee
 
At about 14 minutes per tank full you should get around the track a couple of times. I think Jay Leno has a similar behemoth in his collection.

Stan

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Sep 22, 2022 11:42:16   #
FredCM Loc: Central Illinois
 
Yikes! Is that an inline 12 cylinder or a V24?

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Sep 22, 2022 12:43:00   #
47greyfox Loc: on the edge of the Colorado front range
 
FredCM wrote:
Yikes! Is that an inline 12 cylinder or a V24?


Looks like a V12

https://speyer.technik-museum.de/en/mavis

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