Video: One Of The First Post-war German Auto Union Sedans Went Under The Hammer
The DKW F89 two-door sedan has been sold at the Bring Trailer online auction. Bidding ended last night, for a rarity of 1953 with unknown mileage, they paid $ 16,000.
Despite the presence of the well-known logo with four rings on the grille, this car has nothing to do with the Audi brand: at that time the logo belonged to the Auto Union concern, which included the DKW brand.
- The two-door DKW F89 was the company's first passenger car model to hit the market after World War II. The family was launched in 1950, and the model itself was largely based on pre-war developments - including the DKW F8. However, in the body design of this model, some innovative aerodynamic solutions were tested for the first time.
- The four-seater front-engine two-door is equipped with a two-stroke two-cylinder engine with a volume of 684 cubic centimeters, which developed 23 hp at the time of development of the model. Paired with a four-speed manual gearbox, it accelerated the DKW F89 to a top speed of 100 km / h, although, as you can see in the photo, the model's speedometer is marked up to 120 km / h.
The seller claims that the vehicle went through fuel, brake and electrical service prior to the sale, and the only serious problems with the rarity are paint defects and cracked seals.
- In January, another post-war two-door with the same logo - Auto Union 1000 S and without a clutch pedal - will be auctioned off. The estimated cost of the 1960 Coupe Deluxe is not disclosed.