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Old 19th July 2008, 15:27   #2371
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Karlos, Ram and V-16 = while I do agree that it looks a lot like an MB 300 of the mid / late '50s, it's not.
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This is the famous Horsch/DKW which found its way into the US some time ago.
IMHO it is the same car and thus this is a one off car or a prototype and does not belong in this thread.
If it is not by any chance then I am too... too intrigued by this car and am only too eager to find out what it is.
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Old 19th July 2008, 16:07   #2373
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V-16, you're the man. It's found it's way out of the US, actually.

Last Horch Found in Texas, Displayed in Ingolstadt

Last Horch Found in Texas, Displayed in Ingolstadt



Jul 14, 2008

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[SIZE=1][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]• Vehicle at Audi museum mobile from July 8
• Exhibited in unrestored condition
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Built by hand as a one-off specimen in 1953, the last Horch ever to have been built now returns to Ingolstadt from Texas. This arresting story fuelled the desire among enthusiasts to see the car in its unrestored condition. Audi Tradition is now providing precisely that opportunity for a period of six weeks, starting July 8, at the Audi museum mobile – and thus kicks off the "ZeitLupe" exhibition series that will spotlight vehicles with a very special story.


The large velvet seats are slashed open, the headlining is ragged, the door trims look battered and the interior smells of musty upholstery and old wood. And yet the vehicle exudes a certain air of serenity. The rusty panelling has lost little of its substance. One senses the demeanour with which the only Horch ever to have been built at Ingolstadt rolled out of the workshop. It was intended for the man who was head of Auto Union GmbH at that time, Dr. Richard Bruhn.

The story of the last Horch began in 1953, when the man at the helm of Auto Union needed a suitably representative vehicle. This is how the DKW experimental department came to develop this chauffeur-driven limousine based on a 1938 Horch 830 BL. The vehicle was presented to Dr. Bruhn that June.


A US soldier stationed in Germany subsequently bought the one-off specimen and took it home with him to the States. Eventually the gearbox packed in and he parted company with the car. Al Wilson, a car enthusiast from San Angelo, Texas, saved the Horch from the crushers. Although he knew nothing about the Horch brand, he sensed that the vehicle was something special. So this former manager of a shoe factory paid 500 dollars for it and took it away.


The research now started. He contacted Ingolstadt, the Deutsches Museum in Munich and the Dresden-based expert Dr. Kirchberg – but nobody knew anything about the car. Al Wilson nevertheless kept it and just parked it on his property in Texas along with other finds. The Texan's sons resumed the research process and finally Ralf Hornung, who is responsible for buying and restoring vehicles at Audi Tradition, recognised the car: "The photos clearly showed Bruhn's car, the whereabouts of which had been a mystery for decades." Hornung flew straight to Texas. Al Wilson agreed to sell it: "The Horch should go home." Bruhn's Horch has now arrived in Ingolstadt by container and the restoration work will soon begin. But first, Audi Tradition will be putting this unique specimen on display exactly as it reached the Audi museum mobile.


The four rings of the Audi badge symbolise the brands Audi, DKW, Horch and Wanderer, which were combined under the umbrella of Auto Union in 1932. Auto Union and NSU, which merged in 1969, made many significant contributions towards the development of the car. AUDI AG was formed from Audi NSU Auto Union AG in 1985. Together with the two traditional companies Auto Union GmbH and NSU GmbH, Audi Tradition nurtures and presents the deep and diverse history of Audi. The Audi museum mobile at the Audi Forum Ingolstadt is open daily from Monday to Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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Old 19th July 2008, 16:38   #2374
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Default Shall we post our concepts, one-offs and prototypes elsewhere?

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This is the famous Horsch/DKW which found its way into the US some time ago. IMHO it is the same car and thus this is a one off car or a prototype and does not belong in this thread.
V-16, hats off for recognizing the car!
As identified by you, this excellent car was built by hand as a one-off specimen on a 1938 Horch 830 BL platform which was recognizably very different.

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This is a humble request to Fourwheeldrift et al, to please cease and desist from posting one-offs on this thread.

We would all, genuinely like to share our enthusiasm for concepts, one-offs and prototypes, so you may like to post them on the "Shifting gears" subforum.

If the car debuted technically unique and pathbreaking technologies, the "Technical Stuff" is a great place to discuss trailblazing engine, braking and record-breaking prototypes.

Hoping we're all comfortable with this.

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Old 19th July 2008, 19:31   #2375
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What is this plain little econobox?

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Kia Pride.

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Old 19th July 2008, 21:16   #2377
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What's this little red and black car?

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ID:507 1959-63 DKW Junior F-11
This front wheel drive runabout was available with a two stroke, straight three engine, as a two door coupe or a cabriolet (the F-12.)

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Whats this elegant sports coupe?

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@drpullocaran No way to treat an SLR!! Not a post for this thread bro. Please stick tothe rules. Thanks

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Default ID:507; 1963 Auto Union DKW F12/60

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ID:507 1959-63 DKW Junior F-11
This front wheel drive runabout was available with a two stroke, straight three engine, as a two door coupe or a cabriolet (the F-12.)
ID:507 is a 1963 Auto Union DKW F12/60, not the Junior which had a more rounded roof.

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1963 DKW Junior

The F12 was the pinnacle of DKW design. Auto Union was taken over in 1967 by Volkswagen, who provided the platform for the new luxury VW brand, 'Audi'.
The DKW F12/60, was available in both sedan and roadster forms.

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It had a 3 cyl. 899 cc 2-Stroker that put out a whopping 48 bhp like a Padmini S1 into a 4 speed manual box.

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  1. 3 individual ign.coils for 3 cylinders
  2. Radiator & Fan at rear of engine compartment


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Right on Ram.
Couldnt actually notice the C pillar was more straightish, that being the only probable distinguising feature, besides other non distingushing features like a larger bored engine and front disc brakes which cannot be identified from the outside.
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Talbot-Lago Sport Coupe from 1956/7
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Default Some old classic and not sure which one is it.

Shot this while on the move near whitefield, bangalore as i was driving alone could only get this shot and wonder which car and make it is. Being a total nerd in classics, i thought some might provide some pointers on this. Sorry folks, got only this pic only
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Default 1948 Morris Eight Series E two door saloon

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Shot this while on the move near whitefield, bangalore as i was driving alone could only get this shot and wonder which car and make it is. Being a total nerd in classics, i thought some might provide some pointers on this. Sorry folks, got only this pic only
VJ_MAVRICK, it is important that you know which car you are posting on the "Guess" thread. Also you should number it in sequence.

Never mind. It happens to be a beloved little British car, once very very common on the street in Bombay, even in my living memory.
1948 Morris Eight Series E two door saloon.

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Talbot-Lago Sport Coupe from 1956/7
Wow V-16, what an unusual car you picked this time!
And wow Alvis., congrats on identifying it.
both of you!

1957 Talbot-Lago America happens to be the right name.

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This unusual car brought back memories of another car from my first book of cars -- one gifted to me in 1961.
Nobody published a pic of this car on the Web, even would you believe it, until as late as last year ?!!

Anyway. Here it is. Do ID it if you can!

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