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Old 02-11-2012, 03:40 PM   #89
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Great looking resto! I wonder in what capacity this served the fire brigade? Woodlands, rural etc? Brute force tractor puller?
It also looks like an interesting drive for the operator. Levers pedals and controls!
Is that a diesel engine or petrol?

Troop carrier looks slick as well!

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Originally Posted by zundappuk View Post
I was searching for a Kettenkrad, lets see, must be 14 years ago now. I was working as a sales director in Telecoms and I WAS going to rich (stock options). Via friend in Austria I found an unrestored Kettenkrad in Vienna. It ran (just) and had been used by a fire brigade post war.

Just as I was finalising plans to purchase it the Telecoms bubble burst and my dreams too. Step in a friend of mine who runs a business in Hong Kong. He bought it, and I project managed the rebuild. I look after it and he gets to ride it once or twice a year. It is registered and insured for road use, and of course I take it to shows on his behalf, and give it regular test runs........

As found:



When I delivered it to the restorer



And as it is today in my garage:





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