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Ebay Australia - 1959 Auto Union 1000 for sale in Victoria $22k

Ebay Australia - 1959 Auto Union 1000 for sale in Victoria $22k 11 Jan 2018 10:38 #11079

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Auto Union DKW SP 1000 Coupe

For sale is a very rare Auto Union (DKW) SP 1000 coupe


The Auto Union is a beautiful and unique car when restored and some say it is modeled on the Ford Thunderbird

It is an unfinished project and has been in the shed for more than a decade, the motor was rebuilt and has not been driven except down the drive way since the rebuild the car is complete and does run but is currently in registered.

The owner has since past away but he was a member of the DKW club of Victoria so they may be able to give you some history as I believe it was purchased from a member of the club.

The motor to my understanding is a 2 stroke 3 Cylinder

This a left hand drive car

This is not currently registered and does not come with a RWC

International buyers we can assist for international freight if required

Sp 1000

Some Information from Wikipedia

The Auto Union 1000 was a compact front-wheel-drive automobile manufactured by Auto Union GmbH between 1958 and 1965. It was the first (and in many markets the last) model branded as an Auto Union by the manufacturer since the 1930s: it replaced the paradoxically named DKW 3=6, although the latter continued in production, reassuringly now branded as the DKW 900, for another year. The two cars were broadly similar, but the new car had its two-stroke engine enlarged to 981 cc yielding a 10% - 37% (according to model) power increase.

In addition to the two- and four-door saloons, there was a ‘pillarless’ coupé which shared the profile of the saloons apart from the absence of any fixed B pillar. A three-door estate version was also offered, branded as the ‘Universal’, between 1959 and 1962. For the new decade, the saloon was renamed Auto Union 1000S and received, in August 1959, an eye catching wrap around windscreen. Neither the windscreen nor the name changes entirely concealed the fact that at a time when competitor designs employed the modern ponton, three box form, this Auto Union’s body along with most of its technical features descended directly from that of the Zwickau developed DKW F9 prototype of 1938. Fortunately in 1938 the front-wheel-drive DKW design had been an innovative one.

Appearing in 1958 was the Auto Union 1000 Sp, a low-slung two-seater sports car that was produced for Auto Union by the Stuttgart coach builders, Baur. The fixed-head version was joined in 1961 by a cabriolet. Adorned with tail fins, the stylish modern look of the car gave rise to the "baby Thunderbird" (schmalspur Thunderbird) soubriquet in the press, and belied the fact that it was, under the skin, another Auto Union 1000, albeit one with an increased compression ratio and a claimed maximum of 55 bhp (41 kW) to place on the road. The 1000 Sp was lower but not (assuming only two people were in the car) significantly lighter than the standard-bodied saloon: a claimed maximum speed of 140 km/h (87 mph) nevertheless put its performance at the top of the range. It would prove to be the last open top car produced by the company until the Audi 80 cabriolet in 1994.


Can be inspected in Dandenong South

They're lovely cars and it's a pity the seller's put such crappy ones up so you can't admire it well:

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You want to sell your car? Take decent photos, with a camera, not a phone!
Last Edit: 11 Jan 2018 10:38 by Frank the Dasher.
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