Most common eras pre 1920. The company wasn t shy about admitting that the styling was copied from the ford.
The 1000 sp was intended to be a sportier car then its 1000 s siblings so the engine s compression was increased.
Auto union 1000 sp. Dkw had been bought by volkswagen from daimler benz in 1965. 5 000 coupes and 1 640 convertibles were produced between 1958 and 1965. Media in category auto union 1000 sp the following 69 files are in this category out of 69 total.
Volkswagen immediately fitted the f102 with a daimler benz designed 4 cylinder 4 stroke engine and named it the audi another brand from the rich auto union history. In 1958 the first try of the au 1000 two seater coupé was shown to the press. This increased power to a claimed 55 hp.
The auto union 1000 sp is a sports car produced by auto union beginning in 1958. This auto union is powered by the infamous dkw designed 3 cylinder 2 stroke engine. In the mid 50s the technician chief of auto union went to the design team and wanted a coupé with a design like a bomb.
A 55 hp three cylinder two stroke engine got the petite vehicle rolling and its drivers welcomed the newly installed fresh oil automatic which put an end to the annoying petrol oil mixing process as technology progressed. 1959 auto union 1000sp 11818306766 jpg 2 592 1 944. Specs datasheet with technical data and performance data plus an analysis of the direct market competition of auto union 1000 sp roadster in 1964 the model with 2 door roadster body and line 3 981 cm3 59 7 cui engine size 40 5 kw 55 ps 54 hp din of power 101 nm 74 lb ft of torque 4 speed manual powertrain for europe.
American cars were en vogue and so the team was inspired by the all new 1955 ford thunderbird. It was equipped with a 981cc two stroke 3 cylinder engine producing 55 ps 40 kw. After small retouches at the grille the interior and the wheels the car was launched within the.
This 1960 auto union 1000 sp coupe is currently up for auction on bring a trailer. The 1000 cc models were replaced by the dkw f102 in 1964 which was to be the last dkw model. Subscribe to our newsletter subscribe classic cars.
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Auto union 1000 sp sports coupe in the early 1960 s. Its lines were no doubt eavesdropping on the mighty american thunderbird. It s an extremely rare vehicle imported from germany from the brand that would later turn into audi.
In 1959 50 models were produced with a 1 280cc two stroke v6 engine. Specifications listing with the performance factory data and.