1939 Auto Union Type C/D Replica: 1963 Auto Union DKW 1000S
The Auto Union Grand Prix racing cars from 1933 through 1939 were special animals. They were known as Type A, B, C, and D over the various years, but they used an unusual for the time mid-engine rear-drive setup with a supercharged 3-liter V12 that put out enough horsepower to spin the bias ply tires in most gears. Today we’ve got custom replica of the ’39 Type C or D built on a 60s DKW chassis with a front mounted 3-cylinder two stroke and twin wheels in the back…I love it!! Find this 1963 Auto Union DKW 1000S offered for $11,000 obo in Urbanna, VA via thefaceunion marketaudi.
From the seller:
‘The time has come again this walrus said, ‘to talk of many things’ : I need the space for my many other projects so my baby is for sale as I didn’t sell it a year ago. 1939 Auto Union type C/D hillclimb replica built on a 1963 Auto Union (DKW) 1000S chassis and running gear. 3 cyl., 2-stroke..runs great but could use a little cosmetic freshening up after 19 years. Shifts OK but the gearcase could use a new shift cable and a going thru. Clean 1963 Auto Union 1000S title. Probably worth 15K but I’m asking $11K obo. PM me for more photos, questions or detail and see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9epMoTrruYA for a video.
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this shiny monster has Historic license plate, but …titled as a 1963, wouldn’t it need some some sort of rear marker or brake lights to legally head out on public pavement? I watched some of the vid where owner is talking over the rumbling engine, but did not find that a pleasant experience after about 4 minutes…perhaps he addresses the road legality in there. Need this and a Westfield Lotus 11 replica to populate my Speed Racer fantasy garage.
I think I see taillights hidden in the shadows underneath the rear wing/fairing
A really great way to find out how many owners are carrying firearms at a vintage Mercedes meet, just roll in in this thing.
Front wheel drive with dual rear wheels…I love it!
So…what you are saying is that it need a huge multi-plane rear wing?