Prinz of Sharpness: 1960 NSU Sport Prinz

I don’t get it.  NSU is a rare make.  The Sport Prinz is a cool model.  And this next one is a scruffy pile of parts, but it is bidding for pauper money.  Those guys on that other site would easily drop big Trump sized piles of cash on a restored Sport Prinz, so why no love for this scruffy looking pile of “ran when borked?”  Find this 1960 NSU Sport Prinz here on eBay bidding for $2,550 with a few hours to go, located in quirky Albuquerque (home of the inventory of the querty keyboard), NM.

There it is — the stylish result of Franco Scaglione’s time at Bertone Studios in Turino, Italia — this pint sized meatball makes a Porsche 912 seem fast and makes a Sunbeam Alpine seem commonplace.  Plus, it has tail fins. 

Under the rear mounted decklid is a 583cc (that’s 35.6 cubic inches for the Americans in the audience…which is less than the typical gain from adding a stroker kit to your Camero) inline-twin that puts out something like negative 16 horsepower, but the seller claims it can hit 99mph…maybe if dropped from an airplane.

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