1961 1961

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1961
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Country VAT 
    FR
  • Lot number 
    154
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Original condition
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Beige
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Without title
Châssis n°30020700

- The precursor of the monospace
- Nice restoration project
- Rare spanish licensed product
- From an important collection of Microcars
- No reserve

At the end of the war, the DKW factory moved from Chemnitz to Ingolstadt where production was restarted. A small van was developed, and despite the limited means available for development, the van had a fun and modern look. This "Schnellaster", or "high speed transporter", was available in a van form, minibus or as pick-up truck. Thanks to the front wheel drive, it had a large loading area. It was powered by a two-stroke 700cc, later by a 900cc. The one on offer was produced under license in Spain by Industrias Del Motor SA, in Vitoria. It would have never left Spain before its acquisition in 2015 by its current French owner. Powered by a two-cylinder 2-stroke 684cc engine, this "minivan" is capable of accommodating up to 7 people with its two rear benches, and is a precursor to the monospace of the future, developed decades later. Less than 4,000 units were made and our example is a beautiful restoration project.