Wendax WS750 1950 Blue by Autocult
A bluff, weaknesses and a devasting article!
The company `Draisinenbau Dr.
Alpers & Co KG` began to manufacture cars under the company name `Wendax` from
1947. In addition to the Aero WS 700, the plant also offered a van. The
short-term sales success spurred the company owner, Dr. Adolf Alpers, to
accelerate the business. In his mind’s eye he had a limousine following the example
of the type Hansa 1500 from Borgward. Within the extremely short time of a few months,
the new passenger car had been designed and put into production.
The high capacity utilization of
the plant with the type Aero and the resumption of handcar construction for the
railway tied up all the workers, so that there was no capacity to test the new car
intensively. The selling price stated exactly 5,750 DM. The price was calculated
extremely tight that it hardly made a profit, but caused a sensation in the
As it quickly turned out, however,
Dr Adolf Alpers’ calculation did not work out.
The initial euphoria of the 102 km/h-fast
sedan, designated as WS 750, first available in 1950, quickly evaporated. The reason
for this were enormous quality and design failings. Complaints led to needed capacity
for the repairs. Workers had to be withdrawn from series production, so that
the promised, short delivery times of the new vehicles could no longer be met.
The final death blow was finally suffered as the well-known journalist Werner
Oswald published his article “In Sachen Wendax” (“Regarding Wendax”) in the automobile
magazine ‘Das Auto’ in 1951.
Dr. Adolf Alpers had to file for
bankruptcy for his vehicle construction division in 1951.
In total, only 55 Wendax WS 750
left the plant located in Hamburg, Wendestraße.
|Description: ||Wendax WS750 1950 Blue |
|Catalogue#: ||ATC02029 |
|Product Type: ||Resincast |
|Scale: ||1:43 |
|Event: ||Road |
|Colour: ||Blue |
|Drivers: ||- |
|Sponsors: ||- |
|Dates: ||1950 |
|Race/Position: ||- |
|Release Date: ||November 2022 |
|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.