DKW GM Spezial 1936 Red

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DKW GM Spezial 1936 Red by Autocult

Home-made Rally Car   
In the mid-1930s, engineer Gehardt Macher from Berlin complained that DKW cars always had to start in the 1.5-litre class when participating in international race events, even though the standard engines had a displacement of only 692cc. In order to even out this deficit, he designed a car that used two engines for the drive and thus reached at least a total displacement of 1,384cc.   For the chassis the Berlin engineer went for the standard substructure of a DKW ‘Master Class’. He modified the the chassis at the rear axle for the mounting of the second engine, while the first engine remained at its original place at the front. The installation of the second engine was implemented by turning the cylinder block and with the therefore necessary modifications of the starter and the alternator. The transmission, the gearbox, and the accelerator cable drove both engines simultaneously. Gerhardt Macher certified a top speed of 125 km/h and a fuel consumption of 12 litre per 100 kilometer of travel distance for his car. For the four-wheel drive, the clever Berlin engineer simply replaced the rear axle by an driven front axle. In order to provide the needed cooling for the additional rear engine, small, protruding air inlets were installed at each side of the car directly behind the front doors of the car. These were just as aesthetically designed as the entire car body. Gerhardt Macher specifically implemented his idea of an up-to date streamlined car. He payed great attention to a good view and therefore came up with a windshield which was arched and dragged into the roof. Astonishingly, he made it from the then very unusual, flexible material Plexiglas.   The elegantly curved letters ‘GM’ – his initials – at the radiator grille of the car were the only marking which pointed to its designer.

Description: DKW GM Spezial 1936 Red
Catalogue#: ATC05032
Product Type: Resincast
Scale: 1:43
Event: Road
Colour: Red
Drivers: -
Sponsors: -
Dates: 1936
Race/Position: -
Release Date: October 2021
Weight: 450 grams
Comments: Limited edition of 333 pieces

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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.

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