Wanderer A3 'Puppchen' 1914 Van by Autocult
company “Wanderer” started with the assembling of automobiles in the summer of
1911. For its first passenger car the technical department did comprehensive
research about the state of the art and about the needs of its potential
customers. Probably also some competitors’ products were thoroughly studied.
meticulousness paired with the focus on a good quality and a high reliability
led to a strong market acceptance of the premiere model from the beginning. Designated
as the W1 (5/11 hp) the first Wanderer automobile embodied a modern passenger
car that met the requirement of transporting two persons and their luggage at
an acceptable price. Produced in the years 1913 and 1914, the Successor W2
(5/15 hp) was fitted with a more powerful engine. In the year of the outbreak
of World War I in 1914 the engine was upgraded again. The engine displacement
was increased to 1,296 cc and at an equal performance of 15 hp it was also possible
to improve the torque. The bigger displacement was achieved through the
increase of the stroke from 95 mm to 100 mm. The dimension of bore per cylinder
with a diameter of 64 mm remained identical to the one of the predecessor. The
improved passenger car went down in the history of Wanderer as the W3 (5/15
hp). The main features of the W3 did not differ from those of its predecessors.
There was still only one access door on the left side, whereas on the closed,
right side of the car up to two spare wheels were fixed. At the end of the war
in 1918, the car got another further development and was launched as the type
linked to the first automobile of Wanderer is the name “Puppchen” (little doll).
This association derived from the operetta “Die keusche Susanne” (Chaste
Susanne) by Jean Gilbert.
|Description: ||Wanderer A3 'Puppchen' 1914 Van |
|Catalogue#: ||ATC01007 |
|Product Type: ||Resincast |
|Scale: ||1:43 |
|Event: ||Road |
|Colour: ||- |
|Drivers: ||- |
|Sponsors: ||Cafe Francais |
|Dates: ||1914 |
|Race/Position: ||- |
|Release Date: ||October 2018 |
|Weight: ||450 grams |
|Comments: ||Limited edition of 333 pieces |
A relatively new maker of very well finished resincast models, established in 2015. Very imaginative choice of subjects, often concentrating on the more eccentric episodes in motoring history! Production limited to 333 pieces of each subject, which often means that we get one delivery and that is it, so pre-orders strongly recommended!! Made in China for Germany.