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Offline Lee

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Re: Auto Union DKW Owners
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2015, 09:05:11 pm »
Ahh the memories...thank you

Slight sidetrack from DKW's

Went from the Waikato to Auckland today and followed a NSU Ro 80 all the way

Perfect condition and and a pleasure to see such an innovation car being used...

Anybody here?

I would be interested to know if it was still a wankel

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Re: Auto Union DKW Owners
« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2015, 07:49:00 am »
Ahh the memories...thank you

Slight sidetrack from DKW's

Went from the Waikato to Auckland today and followed a NSU Ro 80 all the way

Perfect condition and and a pleasure to see such an innovation car being used...

Anybody here?

I would be interested to know if it was still a wankel

was it a light blue RO80? if yes, it's still an NSU wankel, spoke to the owner in the Northcote shopping centre earlier this year, it had just had a respray, lovely cars, drove one in the eighties,  beautiful steering feel


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Offline AutoUnioNZ

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Re: Auto Union DKW Owners
« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2015, 09:38:03 am »
And here is another blast from the past...

The Canterbury DKW Distributor, Cashmere Garage, in Christchurch, circa 1959

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Re: Auto Union DKW Owners
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2016, 03:40:01 pm »
My freshly imported '57 DKW 3=6 F93 arrived in Auckland a few days ago - very excited.  Now for the entry compliance! ;D ;D


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Re: Auto Union DKW Owners
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2016, 03:46:28 pm »
Nice!

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Re: Auto Union DKW Owners
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2016, 04:05:26 pm »
That does look like a nice example.
Lucky there is no EPA here otherwise you may have a compliance problem with the emmissions
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Re: Auto Union DKW Owners
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2016, 11:13:50 am »
 :D Thanks for the comments guys - it does need a little tidying to be really nice - but it goes very well.

Here's another two photos for you all - Grahame Smith in Tauranga has just about finished the restoration of his New Zealand new 1958 DKW 3=6 F94  (F93 = 2 door, F94 = four door);




 

Offline AutoUnioNZ

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Re: Auto Union DKW Owners
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2016, 09:18:38 pm »
And here is the 1960 Auto Union 1000S Coupe in the Southward Collection at Paraparaumu (somewhat sad looking).  This car is a Saxomat equipped car to my knowledge;



These panoramic window models were considered pretty fast in their day - and quite stylish too.  As in the photo below - a full length "Golde" sunroof was also optional;



The Coupe was/is especially pretty when the rear windows were/are wound down - when these are wound down, the car can be driven at normal cruising speed (80-85 mph (yes, you read that right)) without undue drafts in the cabin;



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Re: Auto Union DKW Owners
« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2016, 08:32:28 am »
Driving the panoramic window near Port Waikato (also called the "Model 60") Auto Union 1000 (I have an AU1000, not AU1000S)





In this factory photograph below of the Auto Union models for 1960, the Auto Union 1000 Standard (as the car above) can be seen at the 3 o'clock position.  There was a Coupe version of the 1000 also, seen at about the 7 o'clock  position.  These were not as popular as the 1000S, and did not sell as many cars as the 1000S;


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Re: Auto Union DKW Owners
« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2016, 05:12:19 pm »
Not sure if anyone is actually still reading this topic - but here is a photo from our small gathering at the 2016 Ellerslie Concours in Auckland, for those interested;


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Re: Auto Union DKW Owners
« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2016, 05:27:25 pm »
Yes, I am following with interest and also noticed a couple of pics of your display in some of the photos from the show.
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Re: Auto Union DKW Owners
« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2016, 07:01:43 pm »
Yep I am a believer

Are there many convertibles left...

I seem to remember a blue one in Auckland that I think Eddie Wright owned at some point in time

Anyone?

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Re: Auto Union DKW Owners
« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2016, 08:08:16 pm »
Yep watching with interest. :)

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Re: Auto Union DKW Owners
« Reply #28 on: February 17, 2016, 09:53:19 pm »
Also watching, interested, but nothing usefull to add (though that doesn't always stop me!)

I like aircooled VWs too, so this is right up my alley! Keep posting, as you wish - don't hold back  8)

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Re: Auto Union DKW Owners
« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2016, 09:59:56 pm »
me too!  I've always liked these beasties
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