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1938 Horch 853

Chassis number : 854237A

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This is one of three surviving examples of the first series of the stylish Horch 853. In early 1935, the Horch Company began to construct a luxurious sporting car along the lines of the special roadsters being offered by Mercedes-Benz in the 1930s. Construction was undertaken on the first chassis by the Horch factory coachworks in Meerane, Germany. Two new chassis were fitted with the factory's straight-8 engine, and this particular example was sent to Erdmann & Rossi to be bodied. This car was completed in 1939 and spent most of its life in Europe. It was acquired by its current owner in 2013.

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No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

1938 Horch 853 Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Horch 853

(Data based on Model Year 1938 sales)
1938 Horch 853 Sport Cabriolet
Chassis#: 853286
Sold for USD$374,000
  2022 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale
 
1938 Horch 853A Sportcabriolet
Chassis#: 854126
Sold for USD$305,930
  2019 Bonhams : The Bonmont Sale
 
1938 Horch 853 A cabriolet
Chassis#: 854192A
Sold for USD$635,282
  2017 Artcurial : Retromobile
 
1938 Horch 853A Sportcabriolet
Chassis#: 854126
Sold for USD$707,388
  2016 Bonhams : The Chantilly Sale
 
1938 Horch 853 Cabriolet
Chassis#: 853400
Sold for USD$423,902
  2015 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1939 Horch 853A Special Roadster
Chassis#: 854275
Sold for USD$5,170,000
  2012 RM Auctions - Monterey
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1938 Horch 853 cabriolet
Sold for USD$534,396
  2012 Artcurial Motorcars at Rétromobile
 
1938 Horch 853 Special Roadster
Chassis#: 854268
Sold for USD$722,502
  2008 Automobiles of London
 

Horch 853s That Failed To Sell At Auction

1938 Horch 853's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1938 Horch 853 Cabriolet by Gläser8534002017 RM Sotheby's : Paris $450,000$550,000

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1938 Horch 853 Profiles

1938 Horch 853 vehicle information
Phaeton
Designer: Graber
1938 Horch 853 vehicle information
Roadster
Coachwork: Erdmann & Rossi
Chassis #: 854275
Engine #: 852006
1938 Horch 853 vehicle information
Sport Cabriolet
Coachwork: Voll & Ruhrbeck
Chassis #: 853558
1938 Horch 853 vehicle information
Roadster
Coachwork: Erdmann & Rossi
Chassis #: 854237A