1926 NSU 6/60 PS Grand Prix Kompressor Rennwagen

  • Brand: NSU
  • Car Code: 230831

1926 NSU 6/60 PS Grand Prix Kompressor Rennwagen

NSU Motorenwerke AG, or NSU, was a German manufacturer of automobiles, motorcycles and pedal cycles, founded in 1873. Acquired by Volkswagen Group in 1969, VW merged NSU with Auto Union, creating Audi NSU Auto Union AG, ultimately Audi. The name NSU originated as an abbreviation of "Neckarsulm", the city where NSU was located.

The NSU 6/60 compressor racing car was the highlight in NSU's car development activities before the war. It represented the basis for 6-cylinder series production in the future NSU 6/30 hp.

In 1926, the factory racing driver Georg Klöble won the very first "German Grand Prix" in the 1,500 cc class on the "Avus" in Berlin. At the same time, NSU scored a triumphant quadruple victory in the 1.5 l class. It is the oldest Grand Prix racing car in the Volkswagen Group.

This is one of the four NSU 6/60s that competed in the 1926 German GP at Avus. The NSUs finished 1-2-3-4 in their class and 5-7-8-10 overall in a field of 23 cars. This is the only surviving example.

Finally, in 1931, the Berlin-based Bruno Link purchased the vehicle for only 150 Reichsmark, followed by Martin Stahn. This tried to allow the car for public roads, but this failed. The car survived the war in parts disassembled in the garage of Martin Stahn. In 1964, the owner reassembled his vehicle, but again did not obtain road legal approval, which ultimately drove him to sell the car back to NSU .

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Production Start 1926
Country of origin Germany