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1936 Horch Model 853

Chassis number : 853339

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With an eight-cylinder engine producing 105 horsepower, the automobile had a stately top speed of 81 mph. The chassis is almost over-engineered, and the fit and finish to the bodywork and attention to every detail is magnificent. This cabriolet was one of 50 similar cars purchased by the German government to serve as staff cars for general officers. At the end of the war, US forces confiscated this car from a German general. A US Army number was painted on the hood, but is now partially obscured by a thin coat of paint. The cabriolet made its way to the United States in the early 1950s and was eventually purchased by a museum in St. Louis, Missouri. The Horch was driven minimally at that point and was then put in storage in a garage in South Dakota in 1968.

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1936 Horch Model 853 Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Horch Model 853

(Data based on Model Year 1936 sales)
1936 Horch 853 Special Roadster Recreation
Chassis#: 853268
Sold for USD$775,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
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1936 Horch 853 ROADSTER Replica coachwork by Appel Klassiker
Chassis#: 853268
Sold for USD$544,000
  2018 Bonhams : Amelia Island Auction
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1936 Horch 853 Cabriolet
Sold for USD$388,800
  2010 Branson Auctions - September 2010
 

Horch Model 853s That Failed To Sell At Auction

1936 Horch Model 853's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1936 Horch 853 Spezialroadster design8532682017 Bonhams : The Chantilly Sale $900,000$1,200,000
1936 Horch 853 cabriolet8506452015 Rétromobile by Artcurial Motorcars $380,000$480,000

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1936 Horch Model 853 Profiles

1936 Horch Model 853 vehicle information
Sport Cabriolet
Chassis #: 853339
Engine #: 850715
1936 Horch Model 853 vehicle information
Spezial Roadster
Coachwork: Appel Klassiker
Chassis #: 853268
1936 Horch Model 853 vehicle information
Special Roadster
Coachwork: Erdmann & Rossi
Chassis #: 853278