DKW Aero 1933 by Autocult
you ask for relevant trends in automotive development that apply to the whole
decade of the 1930s, especially two important trends come to mind. On the one
hand it is the trend to develop a car for the masses, the “people’s car, and on
the other hand it is the trend to position the engine in the rear of the car. How
both trends merged in Porsches’ design for Volkswagen is well known.
the Auto-Union AG – the retroactively renamed network of the companies Audi,
DKW, Horch and Wanderer – was not able to avoid these trends. Beginning of 1933
a new prototype with streamlined body work and a 600 cc two-cycle rear engine
was built at the DKW plant in Berlin-Spandau. The car body was designed by
Horch body maker Hermann Ahrens in late summer 1932. Beside the design of an V8,
rear engine Horch in the style of a Tatra 77, the streamlined DKW was his last design
for the new Auto Union before he joined Daimler-Benz.
car body was built in a proven way – wooden framework covered with synthetic
leather. Compared to the standard DKW Front model the driving characteristics became
noticeable worse, but according to a contemporary report this could not bring
the responsible persons at the Auto Union to abandon the traditional front-wheel
drive design for the prototype with a rear engine.
two lines in a memorandum and some pictures, no documentation of the prototype have
survived to this day. The prototype registered with the license plate IV-36142 remained
the only built copy. Its later fate is unknown.
|Description: ||DKW Aero 1933 |
|Catalogue#: ||ATC04025 |
|Product Type: ||Resincast |
|Scale: ||1:43 |
|Event: ||Road, Concept Cars |
|Colour: ||- |
|Drivers: ||- |
|Sponsors: ||- |
|Dates: ||1933 |
|Race/Position: ||- |
|Release Date: ||Due: 03/2020 |
|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.