1956 Wartburg 311


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  • Mileage 
    49 726 km / 30 899 mi
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1956 Wartburg 311
Year: 1956
Make: Wartburg
Model: 311
Body: 4-Door Sedan LHD
Odometer: Indicating 49,726 kms
Engine: Two stroke 900cc 3-cylinder
Transmission: Manual
Colour: Green/Beige
Seats: 5
- Matching numbers
- Light exterior restoration
- Low production number
- 1956 Deluxe 311-1 limousine
- Exclusive sale up until 1958

From 1956 through until 1958, the Wartburg 311 was an exclusive model to Germany before being released to be an exported model from 1958 onwards. A total of 55,660 of these examples were produced, with majority being export after the two-year exclusive in Germany from 1958. These cars are an incredibly rare German series and this example was produced in the first year of manufacturing.

This 311 presents largely original having undergone a light restoration of the paintwork. Finished in unique Green, the remaining exterior of the vehicle present original with the small wear on the chrome fixtures. It appears to have retained the original engine with a low 49,726 reading on the odometer.

The interior design of the 311 offered a spacious and comfortable design and presents to be in a refurbished condition. A dash of full instrumentation, all appear to be in original condition and features the elegantly styled steering wheel, testament of the detailed luxury production of these vehicles.

Powered through a two stroke 900cc 3-cylinder engine and paired to a 4-speed manual transmission, this example remains a pleasure to drive. Offering an economic 37BHP, the Wartburg 311 was able to produce 81NM of toque and hold 40L to its fuel tanks. Its mechanical design features trailing arm suspension in the rear with high lying transverse leaf springs, with hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers for a more grounded ride.

A rare opportunity to own an exclusive 1956 Wartburg 311, in this condition, is highly collectible and a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a historic German classic vehicle.

The Wartburg 311 was an East German produced vehicle by VEB Automobilwerk Eisenach between the years of 1956 through until 1965. Released in different variations, the body design was offered as either a pickup, sedan, limousine, coupe and a two-seat roadster.

Chassis: 11091828

Sold unregistered

As with all vehicles sold in the Classic Car Division, they have been well looked after by their previous owners. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of vehicles, Lloyds Auctions are unable to physically inspect every aspect of each vehicle and the description which should be used as a guide only have been compiled after speaking with the owners. Lloyds Auctions sells these vehicles under standard auction conditions that offers no warranties or cooling off period. Please feel free to call the Classic Car Division if you have any questions relating to any vehicle. Inspection is highly recommended.

Lloyds stock #100961+1515