Horch 930S Stromlinie 1939 by Autocult
Horch – a well-known name in the German automotive industry – established its name most of all with the production of luxury passenger cars for the upper class. In the second half of the 1930s the Horch’ luxury cars were initially powered by a 3.5-liter V8 engine, before the engine displacement was enlarged to 3.8-liters in 1937. With a performance of 92 hp and fitted with an extra gear – the overdrive – these cars allowed their owners to cruise the back-then newly built German autobahn with a fast-paced average speed.In 1938 probably also the management of Horch realized that it was about time to have a focus on the topic streamline. They planned to replace their type 930 V by a completely new version – the type 930 S. The letter “S” stood for streamline and should express, that the classic car design with separately flared fenders, an upright radiator grille, an external spare wheel and external headlights was a thing of the past. Besides meeting the back-then zeitgeist, the optical adjustments and the streamline design had another important effect – a higher top speed and simultaneous reduction of the fuel consumption. In Berlin at the International Motor Show Germany the streamlined Horch was initially presented to the public in 1939. Especially the built-in sink, the special seats with integrated sleeping function and the built-in car radio were the main topics of conversations of this luxury car.Due to the start of World War II only two (some sources mention three) copies of the 930 S were built at the Zwickau-based factory of Horch. In 1945 four more copies were built out of remaining parts, but the fitted radiator grille differed from the one of the 1939-version.
|Description: ||Horch 930S Stromlinie 1939 |
|Catalogue#: ||ATC04015 |
|Product Type: ||Resincast |
|Scale: ||1:43 |
|Event: ||Road |
|Colour: ||- |
|Drivers: ||- |
|Sponsors: ||- |
|Dates: ||1938 |
|Race/Position: ||- |
|Release Date: ||January 2019 |
|Weight: ||500 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.