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Faun L8/56 Truck - By Andrey Rupor

We'd originally presented this photo as an unidentified model and we've gotten the following information so graciouosly offered by Klaus Adlhoch:

The truck is a Faun L8/56 made by Faun of Germany (Fahrzeugwerke Augsburg Nuernberg ) in 1956. The motor used in these Faun units where Deutz F6M 617 which produced 180 DIN hp. Faun was mostly a producer of heavy duty road tractors, but also dabbled in truck manufacture for a while, mostly in the eight tonne class. The German oldtime truck magazine "Last und Kraft " has this precise truck in colour in their fourth issue of 1997 on page 44 Mr Rupor must have used that picture for his superb reproduction of this truck because the similarities are striking.

Posted August 2, 2006