We rarely see them, especially in this condition. The Auto Union 1000SP Roadster used to be seen as the Ford Thunderbirds little brother. You can quite understand the comparison when you see them side by side. The Auto Union 1000SP Roadster used to be as expensive as the coupé version. Sales of the coupé amounted to 5,004 whilst the Roadster only clocked up 1,640 sales. In today's market that means the Roadster is worth a lot more than the closed version. Despite its modest size Auto Union marketed the 1000SP Roadster as a proper luxury product. That also still happens to be the strategy of her successor, Audi. The Auto Union 1000SP was also the last Auto Union powered by a 3 cylinder 2-stroke engine. All subsequent models were fitted with 4-stroke engines. The car has recently undergone a full Nut & Bolt restoration. The work is of an exceptionally high level, the quality of which just jumps out at you. Underneath the car is as beautiful as on top. There is all new wonderfully gleaming brightwork. The bodywork looks great and has nice and thin, original and correctly aligned panelwork. The car has also been fitted with two extra spotlights. During the restoration, the bodywork was fully resprayed in Gun Metal Grey. No restoration is complete without a new hood and that is the reason we see the lovely black pristine hood, providing a secure cover when needed. For those days you want to drive around exposed to nothing but the air around you there is a. red tonneau cover for you to use, matching the red leather upholstery. It is evident the car has been completely reupholstered with a keen eye to detail and authenticity. The Auto Union 1000SP Roadster is not just a pretty face and a joy to behold especially in this particular finish, it also has the road manners to go with its sporty appearance. Both engine and transmission were fully rebuilt and now function perfectly. Driving is therefore a feast. It starts the moment you turn the key. The engine produces that typical 2-stroke sound, immediately telling you to have something special under the bonnet. The gear change is smooth and precise. The engine produces 55 Ps at 4,500 revs, enough to propel the 1000SP Roadster to a top speed of 140km/hr. Whilst you can effortlessly keep up with modern traffic, the motorway is not the real domain of the Auto Union 1000SP Roadster. Motoring over B-roads whilst enjoying an engine that will never come back again, is where the Auto Union 1000SP Roadster comes into its own. This is a wonderful and rare, fully restored and mechanically rebuilt Auto Union 1000SP Roadster in prime condition. Gallery Aaldering is Europe’s leading Classic Cars specialist since 1975! Always 400 Classic and Sportscars in stock, please visit www.gallery-aaldering.com for the current stock list (all offered cars are available in our showroom) and further information. We are located near the German border, 95 km from Düsseldorf and 90 km from Amsterdam. So easy traveling by plane, train, taxi and car. Transport and worldwide shipping can be arranged. No duties/import costs within Europe. We buy, sell and provide consignment sales (selling on behalf of the owner). We can arrange/provide registration/papers for our German (H-Kennzeichen, TÜV, Fahrzeugbrief, Wertgutachten usw.) and Benelux customers. Gallery Aaldering, Arnhemsestraat 47, 6971 AP Brummen, The Netherlands. Tel: 0031-575-564055. Quality, experience and transparency is what sets us apart. We look forward to welcoming you in our showroom

Specification

Fuel: Petrol
Body style: Cabriolet
Transmission: Manual
Mileage: 11008 Km
Power: 63 bhp
Built: 1961
VAT/Margin: Marge
Price: € 45.950,-
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