Current Auction: Arizona in January 2017 on January 19th, 2017
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1961 Rare Auto Union (DKW) 1000 S with the coveted “wrap-around” windshield has been owned and maintained by four previous owners since new in 1961. The first owner had it for 14 years before selling it off in 1975 to a party who resold it a few months later. The third owner had it for 36 years as a daily driver until 2011 when the last owner acquired it. The vehicle started its restoration process shortly after he received it giving it a full frame-off restoration.
The water-cooled 3 cylinder 2 stroke in-line front wheel drive engine with a 4 speed column shift freewheeling transmission has had a full overhaul receiving new crank, pistons, rings, and gaskets all imported from Germany. He acquired replacement parts from around the world to make sure the vehicle kept its original componentry and authenticity.
It has been completed with period colors inside and out and the chrome has been redone. Metric bolts were used in the restoration process and it has received all new coils, hoses and belts throughout. This vehicle has been tested and regulated to the highest standards. Included with vehicle is the full documentation of restorations including; receipts, before, during, and after photos, and proof of ownership history.
Over $30,000.00 has been invested in parts and labor. This is a wonderful example of a properly restored and maintained factory Auto Union (DKW) from 1961, the last year of production and just prior to the first re-branding as Audi.