Pebble Beach 'Best Of Show' Winning Horch Returns To Monterey Peninsula For Auction
| A stunning, multi-award winning 1938 Horch 853A Erdmann & Rossi Sport Cabriolet, judged 'Best of Show' at the 2004 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, will return to California's Monterey Peninsula, August 17–18, as a featured attraction at RM Auctions' highly anticipated Monterey sale.
One of only three known surviving examples of its kind, the sensational Horch 853A was designed by Fritz Fiedler, who later created the BMW 315 and 328. Displaying exquisite coachwork by prominent German coachbuilders Erdmann & Rossi, it was the most expensive car offered by Auto Union, and came equipped with a 120 bhp 5.0-liter straight-eight engine and such modern features as vacuum-boosted hydraulic brakes, overdrive in all four gears, and a unique hydraulic jacking system.
Combining luxury, style, and sophistication, the example on offer, chassis 854275, is from the model's second series, differentiated from the first series by its more modern coachwork, pontoon shaped fenders, one-piece rear body, and blade style bumpers. Commissioned in 1939, it was imported into the US in the late-1940s by a World War II veteran, before eventually finding its way into the collection of Herbert Von Fragstein in the early-1970s. With a vision to restore the car, Von Fragstein spent almost 30 years scouring the world for parts before selling it to its current owner in 2001. A comprehensive, two-year restoration by RM Auto Restoration followed soon after, with the beautifully restored Horch debuting at the prestigious 2004 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, where it was judged 'Best of Show' out of a field of 210 competitors. Its success at Pebble Beach has been complemented by a string of other coveted 'Best of Show' accolades in recent years, including at the New York City Concours (2005), the Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance (2006), the Glenmoor Gathering (2008), and the Ault Park Concours (2009).
'We are truly delighted to have been selected to present this magnificent Horch in Monterey. Horch is one of the great marques of prewar Europe, and the marque's Sport Cabriolet is arguably one of the most beautifully styled cars of its era. The fact that only six examples survive—and only three of this series—makes them all the more desirable,' says Rob Myers, Chairman and Founder, RM Auctions.
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• One of the most desirable road going Ferraris built, and one of only 10 cars produced; sale proceeds to be donated to charitable foundation
• Chassis 10709 has been in the same family's ownership from new
• Frequently updated list of entries for RM's flagship Monterey auction available online at rmauctions.com
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