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Aalholm Automobile Collection | Lot 021

1928 Horch 8-305 Tourer

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kr.672,000 DKK | Sold

Denmark | Nysted, Denmark

12 August 2012


Chassis No.
16533
Engine No.
15640

This lot will be sold with the following documents: Bill of Sale

Designed by Paul Daimler, son of the German auto pioneer, Horch’s twin overhead-camshaft straight eight was the first such engine intended for touring use.

Believed to have been rebodied some years ago, this Horch 8-305 is presented in white over black wings. The seating is all expertly upholstered in dark red leather. The car is very clean, except for some deteriorated items of trim, including the steering wheel hub and some of the hub caps. There is a crack to the windscreen, and some of the instruments are not original. The engine compartment is clean, though not completely detailed.

Horch automobiles are scarce today, examples from the 1920s particularly so, despite the fact that nearly 6,800 straight eights were built from 1926 to 1931. Thus, this car is exceedingly rare and represents a remarkable opportunity to acquire an example.

Horchs dobbelt ventilstyrede rækkeotter, designet af Paul Daimler, søn af den tyske bilpioner, var den første af den slags motor beregnet til turkørsel.

Denne Horch 8-305, som menes at have fået karosseriet istandsat for nogle år siden, fremstår hvid med sorte skærme. Sæderne er dygtigt betrukket i mørkerødt læder. Bilen er i utrolig god stand bortset fra nogle tærede steder på interiøret, inklusive rattet, samt nogle af hjulkapslerne. Der er en revne i forruden, og visse af instrumenterne er ikke originale. Omend motorrummet er i god stand, er det ikke komplet rengjort.

Horch biler er sjældne, især eksemplarer fra 1920'erne, på trods af, at næsten 6.800 rækkeottere blev fremstillet fra 1926 til 1931. Derfor er denne bil yderst sjælden, og den repræsenterer en enestående mulighed for at erhverve et eksemplar.

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