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    Thread: Pics of VW's Garage in Germany

    1. Member IanJ3VR6's Avatar
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      12-27-2005 05:16 PM #1
      I saw these pics on here a while ago of VW's factory storage garage in Germany that was a 15-20 story cylindrical glass building. I tried searching and I cant find the pics. Wondering if someone could help me out and post a couple for me.

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      12-27-2005 05:19 PM #2
      You mean the Phaeton factory?

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    3. 12-27-2005 05:24 PM #3
      we need the pics of the inside of the storage Silo it's so cool

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      12-27-2005 05:26 PM #4
      Autostadt delivery tower in Wolfsburg?

      http://www.autostadt.de/info/c....html




      Modified by Jouko Haapanen at 5:28 PM 12-27-2005

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      12-27-2005 05:28 PM #5
      Quote, originally posted by Jouko Haapanen »
      Autostadt delivery tower in Wolfsburg?

      http://www.autostadt.de/info/c....html

      That's what I thought... a bunch of pics from there are here.

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      12-27-2005 05:42 PM #6

    7. 12-27-2005 06:10 PM #7
      when guggenheim meets retro camper meets

      truly an amazing facility. vvv




      Modified by JayB at 6:22 PM 12-27-2005


    8. 12-27-2005 06:19 PM #8
      ^ Hahaha!

    9. 12-29-2005 07:56 AM #9
      I could only image the feeling of being in the vehicle going up towards the top, and looking out the side window and seeing absolutely nothing next to you.....

      I would only assume someone drives the cars from the lift to the parking space...so somoene felt this at some point


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      12-29-2005 08:08 AM #10
      I was just at the Dresden factory 3 days ago. It's amazing when you look at that cylinder and see nothing but Phaetons and Bentleys. Too bad it was closed and I had to catch a train ASAP.

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      12-29-2005 05:01 PM #11
      We have a post in the Phaeton forum that provides more info (and quite a good tour) of the Transparent Factory in Dresden - the link is here: A photo tour of the Transparent Factory in Dresden.

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      12-29-2005 05:58 PM #12
      as unsafe and unlucky as my vw is, the idea of a tower filled with vw's just seems like a bad idea
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      12-29-2005 06:22 PM #13
      Quote, originally posted by mkIIIVDUB »
      as unsafe and unlucky as my vw is, the idea of a tower filled with vw's just seems like a bad idea

      Interesting.....That elevator uses a mechanism similar to a window regulator....

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      12-29-2005 07:43 PM #14
      which is bound for failure......
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    15. 12-29-2005 08:03 PM #15
      Seems like there will be floors and floors of Phaetons to stockpile in that tower.

    16. 12-29-2005 08:24 PM #16
      amazing facility. gotta visit there next summer

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      12-29-2005 09:05 PM #17
      Astonishing. Puts every other car facility to shame.

    18. 12-29-2005 09:25 PM #18
      Quote, originally posted by ElixXxeR »
      Astonishing. Puts every other car facility to shame.

      Imagine if the same effort were put to use bringing new and appropriate product to the market in a timely manner...

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      01-04-2006 10:22 AM #20
      Quote, originally posted by Double-V »

      Imagine if the same effort were put to use bringing new and appropriate product to the market in a timely manner...

      Exactly!!!

      A fancy factory means **** if your taking it up the ass in some of your biggest markets!

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      01-04-2006 10:35 AM #21
      Quote, originally posted by Double-V »

      Imagine if the same effort were put to use bringing new and appropriate product to the market in a timely manner...

      You eluded to, but failed to mention the word quality. I would take outdated if it was well built and reliable. Porsche has been a behind in design, but at least produces a durable, quality product.

      who's driving the dreambus?

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      01-04-2006 10:41 AM #22
      Quote, originally posted by Double-V »
      Imagine if the same effort were put to use bringing new and appropriate product to the market in a timely manner...

      Well, seeing as how the factory is going to produce Bentley Flying Spurs because the England factory is overworked just trying to keep up with Continental GT production, I think it was a well timed investment. Keep in mind which car both Bentleys owe their roots to as well.

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      01-04-2006 01:43 PM #23
      That place looks incredible....imagine working there!
      Or better yet.....w/ Bill Gates money, you could just buy a garage and estate like that!

    24. 01-04-2006 01:47 PM #24
      Quote, originally posted by whatever7 »
      Seems like there will be floors and floors of Phaetons to stockpile in that tower.

      There's never been a Phaeton glut in this or any market. In Germany, they are selling just fine. In Canada, they are all sold as of two or three weeks ago. When I got my '05 in November, there were two new '05s available in a 300-mile radius, and only three '06es.


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      01-04-2006 01:51 PM #25
      Quote, originally posted by Vdub BELLA »

      I know it is probably level, and there are undoubtedly safeguards, but I can help wincing at the idea of
      someone forgetting to set a handbrake on the 19th floor.

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      01-04-2006 02:45 PM #26
      such memories. I spent 4 months in paris and travelling europe and my one day in wolfsburg was probably the highlight.
      The museum in autostadt is amazing. mint s200, e-type, atlantic coupe, etc. and a vw nardo

    27. 01-04-2006 03:03 PM #27
      Quote, originally posted by Arsigi »
      I know it is probably level, and there are undoubtedly safeguards, but I can help wincing at the idea of
      someone forgetting to set a handbrake on the 19th floor.

      correct me if i'm wrong...but i don't think the handbrake is entirely neccessary with the engine turned off and the car in park. as far as i know, no phaetons come from the factory with a manual tranny....


    28. 01-04-2006 03:22 PM #28
      Quote, originally posted by Vdub BELLA »

      and here... http://vortex3.rely.net/galler...tadt#

      wow... any know if there's high res of that pic... i NEED that for my wallpaper


    29. 01-04-2006 03:58 PM #29
      Quote, originally posted by ~Shaughno~ »
      wow... any know if there's high res of that pic... i NEED that for my wallpaper

      Check out PanEuro's thread that is linked to above. He took a bunch of very good pictures on a trip there.


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      01-04-2006 04:21 PM #30
      Quote, originally posted by dmband0041 »
      correct me if i'm wrong...but i don't think the handbrake is entirely neccessary with the engine turned off and the car in park. as far as i know, no phaetons come from the factory with a manual tranny....

      You may be right about the Phaeton tranny availability, but I see a whole lot of other vehicles in there as well.

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      01-04-2006 04:35 PM #31
      so to ask a question from above that was not answered

      how does the elevator work, does a driver ride up with it and pull it into the space

      or is it all done by the robot?


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      01-04-2006 04:43 PM #32
      Quote, originally posted by buddahvw »
      so to ask a question from above that was not answered

      how does the elevator work, does a driver ride up with it and pull it into the space

      or is it all done by the robot?

      They say it is totally automated... so, my guess would be that each car is in fact on a 'tray' (for lack of a better word) that gets picked up by the central elevator. I see wheel chocks on the Eurovan in that picture.

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    33. 01-04-2006 05:30 PM #33
      awesome!!! do we need to buy tics in advance or can you just show up?

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      01-05-2006 07:51 AM #34
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      If you are talking about the Dresden factory you can just show up for a tour.

      You will need to buy a Phaeton or Flying Spur though to get the full behind the scenes tour.


      Modified by culverwood at 12:58 PM 1-5-2006


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      01-06-2006 03:06 PM #35
      can you just show up? i e-mailed for a reservation and the weekend was full so i couldn't go.

      the wolfsburg autostadt is very cool though, and you can just show up and buy your expensive ticket. don't miss the golf factory tour


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