The Auto Union 1000 was developed as a three-cylinder, two-stroke engine with front-wheel drive. It is the only car from Auto Union with the manufacturer’s name as a brand instead of DKW.
The Auto Union 1000 SP was the most powerful version and was available as a two-seater sports coupe or roadster. The designation SP stands for „special“. The 1000 SP was presented at the IAA in 1957 with a 4-speed steering wheel gearshift and freewheel. It was built by the Baur company in Stuttgart from 1958 to 1965. A total of around 5000 Auto Union 1000 SP sports coupés were produced.
Compared to the smaller 1000 S model, the engine output has been increased to 41 kW / 55 hp through higher compression, as well as minor differences in the engine block and a different carburettor system. The design of the Auto Union 1000 SP was adapted to the American vehicles of the time and the „tailfin“ trend. The angular tailfin was smoothed out and rounded off from the 1962 model year.
In addition, from March 1962, from chassis number ***4360, disc brakes were installed on the front axle and a fresh oil automatic. In addition, sheet metal reinforcements were used to allow the eventual attachment of seat belts. With the use of the fresh oil automatic, the 32/36 NDIX double carburettor was replaced by a Solex 40 CIB downdraft carburettor.
The Auto Union 1000 SP offered here was registered on August 2nd, 1962, with the rounded tail fin, front disc brakes and fresh oil automatic, as well as a Solex downdraft carburettor.
The vehicle is in authentic condition in blue with a white roof and a beige interior. The vehicle has run 12,000km since the last engine overhaul. It has been regularly serviced and the 2-stroke drives quite quickly for its 55 hp. The transmission is easy to shift and goes into freewheel with ease. A stainless steel exhaust system was retrofitted. This Auto Union invites you to drive.
In the client’s order. Errors and changes excepted.