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Offline Baur

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Re: Auto Union DKW Owners
« Reply #255 on: May 05, 2017, 07:51:36 am »
Found the colourpicture, in "Autokampioen: Audi Album" from 1987. Autokampioen was the magazine from the Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB.


About the car itself: I think only the nose could have been prettier. But I like what I see from the A-pillar to the rear, especially with the first (Ford) rear. Considering it was a selfmade car, I have great respect for mr. Braun.

But who am I...my first cars nickname was "Rasender Kofferraum" and I own some "fake convertibles" based on BMW 3-series.

Gr Jeroen
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Offline AutoUnioNZ

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Re: Auto Union DKW Owners
« Reply #256 on: May 09, 2017, 08:25:01 am »
Baur / Jeroen - very nice to hear from you!  Thanks so much for your great contributions of photographs of the Braun car!

I've been quiet lately - work has consumed all of my time...

However - there are lots of Auto Union/ DKW things to report on!

First up - Hennie Nel in Pukekohe has purchased a great 1958 3=6 F94 project car from Henderson in West Auckland and has started work on it in earnest:- here it is;

As found, in storage;




First time out of the shed in 30 years!



Found in the glovebox - a previous sale a long time ago!;



Work is on the go... he's had the engine running!






Offline AutoUnioNZ

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« Reply #257 on: May 09, 2017, 08:52:30 am »
Then - the DKW Owners Club of South Africa, of whom my Uncle is a very active member, recently had their annual tour to the "Wild Coast" of South Africa and shared some photographs with us - they reported that all the cars made the 4000km journey with no major issues;




















Offline AutoUnioNZ

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« Reply #258 on: May 09, 2017, 08:55:26 am »
Then there is this Dunedin car, which is also soon to be on the move after a 25 year slumber...


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« Reply #259 on: May 09, 2017, 10:09:18 am »

Fantastic lineup of the SA cars.
Good also, to see more local cars being 'dragged' out of hibernation to get a new and more pampered life.
1.6 Polo

Offline AutoUnioNZ

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« Reply #260 on: May 09, 2017, 10:51:55 am »
Thanks Brian.  I thought that the my Uncle's latest restoration project may also be of interest.  It is a 1958 DKW F94, that I had bought in South Africa from a deceased estate, with the intention of restoration.  In the end, I decided not to ship the car to New Zealand, as I felt its poor condition did not warrant export costs.  It ended up, in storage, standing around waiting for better days.  Eventually, I gave it to my Uncle Etienne, who has been making an absolute stunning job of its restoration!  Here is a "blow by blow" account of what he's done so far;


































Offline AutoUnioNZ

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« Reply #261 on: May 10, 2017, 06:18:13 am »
The DKW Owners Club of Great Britain recently held their "Deek day" - here are a few photographs from that event;

















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Re: Auto Union DKW Owners
« Reply #262 on: May 11, 2017, 05:12:03 pm »
Thanks Brian.  I thought that the my Uncle's latest restoration project may also be of interest.  It is a 1958 DKW F94, that I had bought in South Africa from a deceased estate, with the intention of restoration.  In the end, I decided not to ship the car to New Zealand, as I felt its poor condition did not warrant export costs.  It ended up, in storage, standing around waiting for better days.  Eventually, I gave it to my Uncle Etienne, who has been making an absolute stunning job of its restoration!  Here is a "blow by blow" account of what he's done so far;


That's a great restoration.  True to the word.
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Offline AutoUnioNZ

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Re: Auto Union DKW Owners
« Reply #263 on: May 19, 2017, 07:07:55 am »
The Welsch DKW's




Founded in 1930 by the car body and art dealer Johann Welsch as a company for car and truck repairs, Karosserie Welsch quickly specialized in bespoke coachwork. By the  1950's Karosserie Welsch was specialising in hearses.

Michael Dietz, grandson of company founder Johann Welsch, leads the company today.

In the late '50's and early '60's they constructed a number of special Auto Union/DKW's;

This car based on a 1000S Coupe, constructed in 1961;





This car - an F12 roadster with custom hard top, from 1964;







Here also, a purpose-built F102 roadster;



Some Schnellasters were also converted for various purposes;




Their fondness for the "Four Rings" has not diminished - and today you can still by a variety of Audi hearses from them!

See their website here: http://welsch-bestattungsfahrzeuge.de/
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« Reply #264 on: May 20, 2017, 04:01:46 pm »
Deeks in the classifieds...

Plenty of Deeks to choose from at the moment!

Aside from the '58 1000 Coupe I mentioned some time back (which is still listed),  there is, at the moment, on Trademe, this '58 3=6 F94 four door;





(here's the Trademe link - http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/other/auction-1328999665.htm )

This Junior (it does come with a new crank, which is very nice);




(here's the Trademe link - http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/audi/auction-1324489103.htm )

Looking further afield, there are a couple of nice cars in the UK, like this one (this one being at the more reasonable end of the price spectrum);





here's the link for it;

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1961-Auto-Union-DKW-1000S-Coupe-065997-/192175578912?hash=item2cbe8e9f20:g:iXcAAOSwpkFY47kS

If you're up for the logistics for importing from South Africa - there's this very tasty Munga;



here's the link;

https://www.olx.co.za/ad/classic-4x4-dkw-munga-ID16ezFC.html#25b95f6f2d

If you are willing to brave the language barrier and LHD - then this beauty from Brazil could appeal;



here's the link ; http://carro.mercadolivre.com.br/MLB-858021238-dkw-vemag-sedan-1959-_JM

Or how about, from Argentina, this immaculate super-rare and ultra desirable Coupe by Fissore?;

















here's the link : http://auto.mercadolibre.com.ar/MLA-665711007-dkw-1000se-coupe-fissore-_JM







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Re: Auto Union DKW Owners
« Reply #265 on: June 29, 2017, 10:08:58 am »
My friend, Louis Gerber, in South Africa is busy changing the look of his 1960 Auto Union 1000S four door - here is what he is doing, so far;








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Re: Auto Union DKW Owners
« Reply #266 on: June 29, 2017, 10:25:35 am »
Another friend of mine in Brazil, Helio Dacunha, specialises in weddings with his DKW's, here are some of his photographs;