1936 Audi Cabrio

Front 225 Cabriolet

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1936
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Lot number 
    11
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Restoration Project
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Unregistered

- Interesting and rare model
- Technically interesting
- Exceptionnal pronenance
- No reserve

Thanks to the brilliant engineer Jorgen Rasmussen, the German company DKW was a pioneer in the field of front wheel drive, with a first production car adopting this technique in 1931. Upon the merger of the brand with Wanderer, Audi and Horch within Auto Union, the front wheel concept remained valid and the car that we offer features that. Within the group, the name Audi was reserved for luxury models and the 225 shows a very neat finish. It adopts a German-style body with four comfortable seats, with the soft top folding down at the rear without retracting completely. This model, launched in 1936, was an evolution of the previous version of the Audi Front, powered by a six-cylinder 2.3-liter that gave the car decent performance.
The car on offer was sold at the exceptional sale of the Roger Baillon Collection in 2015. Since then, it has been stored dry and has remained as it is. It seems to be relatively complete and the Audi speedometer displays 68,722 kilometers. Under the hood, the accessories look very complete, with the exception of the dynamo, which is missing. The manufacturer's plaque of the car is missing too. This car, which was part of the lot sold in 1967 by Serge Pozzoli to Roger Baillon, corresponds to a rather top model at the time, one that deserves to regain its former splendor.

For more information and photos: https://www.artcurial.com/fr/lot-ca-1936-audi-front-225-cabriolet-no-reserve-3980-11

Photos © Dirk de Jager