Sunday, May 8, 2011
Mobile SHop Of The Day: May 8, 2011
Today's car of the day is Corgi's 1977 Mercedes-Benz TN.
In 1977 Mercedes-Benz introduced a new van/truck (a.k.a. transporter), called T1 internally. Other designations were series TN and Bremen Transporter, since the vehicle was built in a factory near Bremen, Germany. The T1 was a durable vehicle, available as a minibus or fitted with a cargo box body or flat cargo bed. A double cab version was offered in the latter two configurations. Three wheel bases were available, with gross weight ratings ranging from 2.55 to 4.6 tonnes. Mercedes-Benz-built gasoline or diesel engines were available as powerplant options for the rear-wheel drive chassis. The T1 van was also used as a campervan conversion, being somewhat larger than the Volkswagen Transporter. Its closest European competitors were the Volkswagen LT and the Ford Transit. In 1995, after 18 years of production, the TN/T1 van series was discontinued, succeeded by the T1N "Sprinter".
For more information and pictures of the real car please visit: Mercedes-Benz TN
This is another recent purchase from the Keystone CARnival last month. This one was picked up from CenterShock. Thanks Nick!
In 18 years of production, 970.000 of the Bremen Transporter were produced. Most of these were used as delivery vans, especially in Spain, Germany and Eastern Europe.