Thanks all for your replies
! Will keep posting then.... Ok about John Farmer's 1962 Auto Union 1000SP Roadster;
It is a pretty rare car - only 1640 roadsters were built in 1961-5. Known affectionately in German as the "baby" Thunderbird ("schmalspur Thunderbird
"), John's car came from Seattle in the USA in complete basket case condition. John described the car as being completely "shagged" (not uncommon with DKW's - as they are pretty robust and reliable, people used to drive them, and drive them, and drive them
with minimum maintenance until either the owner or the car dropped dead...)
John has been restoring this car for 16 years now, and is probably 95% done with the restoration.
These cars were handbuilt by Baur in Stuttgart - and were very expensive when new - DM10 750, when a VW Karmann Ghia cost DM 8750. Their values are consequently high today. There is no definite list of survivors of the roadster (many more of the hardtop version of the AU1000SP were produced and do survive) - I would estimate maybe 150 cars worldwide?
That said - they do stray into the market now and then - here is a nice one ;http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/auto-union/unspecified/1736485.html
here is an awful one;https://www.classic-trader.com/au/cars/listing/dkw/1000/auto-union-1000-special-roadster/1962/34201
and a hardtop featured two days ago on "Bring a Trailer";http://bringatrailer.com/2016/02/16/schmalspur-thunderbird-restored-1961-auto-union-1000-sp/
They were pretty cars - and Auto Union were by no means ashamed of the styling crib - and mention it openly, even today;http://www.audi.com/corporate/en/company/history/models/auto-union-1000-sp-roadster-1964.html
They were, considering their aerodynamics and power to weight ratio, good performers in their day - and their 90mph top speed was on par with small sports cars of the era.
Auto Union also used them as a powerful marketing tool and several were featured in various films of the time, and some rallied too. Here is a photograph from the 1962 Auto Union calendar (incidently the car in the photograph still survives too, in South Africa);
Although there were no roadsters sold new in NZ - there were at least two hardtop 1000SP's sold here - here is one, which has since crossed the ditch to Ozzie;
The remains of the second car (1000SP hard top) are in a lock-up in Auckland - although sadly it is just a parlous collection of bits now.
There were a couple of other private imports - but these are now lost to the ravages of time...