Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Auto Union 1000 Sp Rally Car

Some artistic license was probably taken on this image -- making the "baby Thunderbird" look much faster than the 87mph top speed it was credited with.

Introduced in 1958, the sports version of the 4-seater Auto Union 1000 -- it boasted a 3-cylinder 981cc 2-stroke engine with a 4-speed gearbox. About 5,000 of the fixed-head coupe sports cars were manufactured between 1958 and 1965.

MINUTIA compared the 1000 Sp with the Ford Thunderbird back in March 2009.

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