1957 Zuendapp Janus

250

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1957
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    152
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Original condition
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Beige
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Without title
Chassis n ° W2416

- Only car produced by Zündapp
- Incredible features
- Nice cosmetic condition
- No reserve
- From an important microcars collection

The German company, famous for its motorcycles, built its only car from 1957 to 1958. A microcar with a most original design featuring two doors: one at the front, the other at the rear. In profile, it is difficult to distinguish the rear from the front, which is why it was called after the Roman god Janus, as he is always represented with two heads. It was powered by a two-stroke single-cylinder 247cc engine, located in the center of the car, and mated to a 4-speed gearbox. The two benches for the occupants, placed back to back, are situated on either side of the engine. The car on offer is from December 1957 and features a nice patina in its two-tone shade, but will need to be restarted. The burgundy upholstery is probably original. German period documents come with the car. The opposite doors and the folding seats are irresistible. With only 6,900 vehicles produced over some three years, the Janus is not very common, and our exemplary example is a rare opportunity to enjoy the joys of a bygone era.