Coys Auction - Techno Classica Essen
Saturday 10 April 2010
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Registration Number: EU Registered Chassis Number: 853181
After working with Karl Benz for a couple of years, August Horch started producing cars under his own name as August Horch & Co in 1899. In those early years, Horch engineered many ground breaking designs, including a friction clutch and shaft-driven rear wheels in lieu of chains. Production of Horch models continued, and in 1926 the Horch Company introduced a new model powered by a straight eight engine. This power plant would form the base of the Horch Company‘s most famous designs to come.
In the following several years the Horch eight cylinder engine grew in size and displaced just under 5 litres by 1935. This 100 bhp engine made its debut in the Horch ‘850‘ series. The shorter wheelbase ‘853‘ model was especially popular among Germany‘s rich and famous. It offered ‘Mercedes Benz luxury‘ at a very c