This car was exported to the United States before the
war and is very close to original. The odometer
registers low mileage. The Meisterklasse was slightly
more expensive than the Reichklasse. The lightweight
wooden body was inexpensive to manufacture.
The F8 was
available as a sedan (such as our car), or as a
cabriolet limousine. The cars with steel bodies were for
export only. The CV joints were no longer made by Tracta.
DKW began manufacturing CV joints to avoid paying
licensing fees to a foreign country. It was very
difficult for J.A. Gregoire to collect royalties from
DKW or Adler.
Some DKWs had a unique,
and they were nicknamed the "small Horch" after the expensive
cars made by another branch of the Auto Union Group.