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1939 DKW MEISTER KLASSE F8

Contrary Engineering from Auto Union

Producción Años

1931-1940

País

Germany

Número producido

100

Ingeniero

Jørgen Skafte Rasmussen

An amalgamation of new and old with a Wooden body, Front Wheel Drive, 4 wheel independent suspension, water cooled 2-stroke, 2 cylinder with the DynaStart style all in one starter and generator  This car was exported to the United States before the war and is very close to original and the odometer registers low mileage. The Meisterklasse was slightly more expensive than the Reichklasse yet with a lightweight wooden body  that was inexpensive to manufacture. Versions with steel bodies were for export only. The F8 was available as a sedan (such as our car), or as a cabriolet limousine. The CV joints were first made by Tracta, but DKW began manufacturing their own CV joints to avoid paying licensing fees to a foreign country. It had become very difficult for J.A. Gregoire to collect royalties from DKW or Adler. Some DKWs had a unique, classy body, and they were nicknamed the “Small Horch” after the expensive cars made by another branch of the Auto Union Group.

1939 DKW MEISTER KLASSE F8
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