1937 DKW Reichsklasse F7 CabrioletSOLD
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In 1916, the Danish engineer J°rgen Skafte Rasmussen founded a factory in Saxony, Germany, to produce steam fittings. In the same year, he attempted to produce a steam-driven car, called the DKW. Although unsuccessful, he made a two-stroke toy engine in 1919, called Des Knaben Wunsch ? "the boy`s desire". He also put a slightly modified version of this engine into a motorcycle and called it Das Kleine Wunder ? "the little marvel". This was the real beginning of the DKW brand: by the 1930s, DKW was the world`s largest motorcycle manufacturer.

DKW motor cars were made from 1928 until 1966. They always used two-stroke engines and, from 1931, the company was a pioneer in front-wheel drive and transverse mounting. The most well-known cars made before World War II, bearing model names F1 through F8 (F for Front), had front-wheel drive and a transversely mounted two-cylinder engine. Displacement was 600 or 700 cc, power was 18 to 20 hp (15 kW). These models also featured an innovation with a generator that doubled up as a self-starter, which was mounted directly on the crankshaft. This was known as a Dynastart.

This historic pre-war F7 model DKW is described by the vendor as being in good condition throughout, and has a charming patina as befits an older restoration car. Purchased by the current owner in the late 1980s, it has been well maintained ever since, and would make a fine addition to any collection.

Questo modello DKW F7 ante guerra viene descritto dal venditore essere in condizioni buone. Acquistata dall`attuale proprietario verso la fine degli anni `80, da allora Ŕ stata trattata con grande cura e sicuramente sarebbe una acquisizione di nota per qualsiasi collezione.

Reference Number 54486

as of 10/13/2009

Car 1937 DKW Reichsklasse F7 Cabriolet
VIN 5060360 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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