closing tag is in template navbar
timefactors watches



TZ-UK Fundraiser
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Auto Union, DKW and IFA

  1. #1
    Master thieuster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    GMT+1
    Posts
    6,692
    Blog Entries
    1

    Auto Union, DKW and IFA

    This afternoon, I took a different route when heading home from the workshop. That's how I noticed a workshop on a small industrial estate where I spotted some interesting cars: An Auto Union SP Coupé and a DKW Sonderklasse ('Special Class' in English).

    I got out of my car and went up to the workshop where I met a very nice guy who was more than happy to tell me about his cars. The Auto Union was his first 2-stroke purchase 23 yrs ago. Other cars followed, like the DKW Sonderklasse. Inside the shop a prewar DKW and an IFA, which is basically a prewar DKW built in the former DDR, using blueprints of the prewar DKW.











    Menno
    Last edited by thieuster; 26th October 2019 at 19:02.

  2. #2
    Craftsman Arcam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Rochdale, UK
    Posts
    738
    Fabulous! My father was a dealer for DKW (amounst others marques) in the late 50s and most of the 60s they looked fab.

    Sent from my SM-N960F using Tapatalk

  3. #3
    Journeyman
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Thirsk, North Yorks
    Posts
    233
    The car in the first photo (Auto Union) looks like it should be from Thunderbirds.... do like it :)

  4. #4
    That SP coupe is a pretty little thing. I read on wikipedia that they made a handful with a 1.3 V6 two stoke engine. I bet that sounded fabulous!

    Cheers,

    Plug

    - - - Updated - - -

    That SP coupe is a pretty little thing. I read on wikipedia that they made a handful with a 1.3 V6 two stoke engine. I bet that sounded fabulous!

    Cheers,

    Plug

  5. #5
    Master
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Worthing, England
    Posts
    1,740
    Wow, these cars only survive due to people like him. They are a labour of love as the value of a fully restored car will no way recompense for the hours spent on it.

  6. #6
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Saundersfoot, UK
    Posts
    265
    I find all those old 2-strokes hugely attractive......must be my age!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  7. #7
    Master Thewatchbloke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Berkshire UK
    Posts
    6,404
    My dad had a Wartburg estate car in the early 70’s which had a three cylinder two stroke engine - only seven moving parts!

  8. #8
    Master thieuster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    GMT+1
    Posts
    6,692
    Blog Entries
    1
    We discussed the value of a restored car vs the restoration costs. The guy did this truely and only for himself. There was a second workshop where his daily business is located: uPVC window frames. So those DKWs weren't his 'daily bread'.

    We had a nice little chat. The sort of conversation where you think: "Okay, to keep my unannounced visit politely, I should move on. But it's too nice to leave!"

    Menno

  9. #9
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Saundersfoot, UK
    Posts
    265
    Quote Originally Posted by thieuster View Post
    We discussed the value of a restored car vs the restoration costs. The guy did this truely and only for himself. There was a second workshop where his daily business is located: uPVC window frames. So those DKWs weren't his 'daily bread'.

    We had a nice little chat. The sort of conversation where you think: "Okay, to keep my unannounced visit politely, I should move on. But it's too nice to leave!"

    Menno
    I’m sure he would have loved your visit; always great to have fellow enthusiasts enthuse!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •