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1937 Horch 853 Sport Cabriolet / 853509 Vehicle Information

1937 Horch 853 photograph

1937 Horch 853 photograph

1937 Horch 853 photograph

1937 Horch 853 photograph

1937 Horch 853 photograph

1937 Horch 853 photograph

1937 Horch 853 photograph

1937 Horch 853 photograph

1937 Horch 853 photograph

1937 Horch 853 photograph

1937 Horch 853 photograph

1937 Horch 853 photograph

1937 Horch 853 photograph

1937 Horch 853 photograph

1937 Horch 853 photograph

1937 Horch 853 photograph

1937 Horch 853 photograph

1937 Horch 853 photograph

1937 Horch 853 photograph

1937 Horch 853 photograph

1937 Horch 853 photograph

1937 Horch 853 photograph

1937 Horch 853 photograph

1937 Horch 853 photograph

1937 Horch 853 photograph

1937 Horch 853 photograph

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August Horch began building motorcars in 1899 and engineered many groundbreaking designs before leaving his namesake company in 1909 to set up Audi - which was later sold back to Horch, which then traded with DKW and Wanderer as Auto union. Production of Horch models continued separately, and in 1935 a short-wheelbase 850 model was introduced that was said to offer Mercedes-Benz style and luxury at a more competitive price. Horch introduced the 853 model in 1937 and, fitted with a more powerful 120 horsepower engine, production lasted until 1939.

Particularly popular among the wealthiest European motoring connoisseurs was the Horch 853A Sport Cabriolet bodied by Glaser. Of the fewer than 50 surviving examples, the ones that fared best were those brought into the United States following World War II.

This car is one of 50 surviving examples of the Horch 853 Sport Cabriolet. It was bodied by Glaser-Karosserie of Dreseden, and originally delivered by Mertz & Pabst of Stuttgart, a firm which remains in operation today. The car was brought to the United States in 1945 by a returning army officer, then was sold in the early 1960s to Walter Sodano, a Horch collector who kept it alongside an identical 853 Cabriolet until 1999 when both cars were sold to Butch Gordon of the Manchester Motor Car Company. The car went to a Belgian collector in 2004, to Silvia and Dieter Roth of Germany in 2011, and was brought back to the United States by its current owners in 2016. It has now been fully restored.

Aiming for a more comprehensive restoration, exhaustive research was performed, including finding and photographing an original 853 Cabriolet in great detail. This car retains its original chassis, engine and body, as well as its original identification tags. Great care has been taken to ensure that the vehicle remains as correct as possible.


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1937 Horch 853 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1937 sales)
1937 Horch 853 Spezialroadster
Chassis#: 853177
Sold for USD$618,103
  2020 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1937 Horch 853 Sport Cabriolet
Chassis#: 853493
Sold for USD$773,906
  2018 Artcurial : Retromobile
 
1937 Horch 853 Spezialroadster
Chassis#: 853177
Sold for USD$1,157,544
  2016 Bonhams : The Chantilly Sale
 
1937 HORCH 853 SPORT CABRIOLET
Chassis#: 853163
Sold for USD$564,410
  2015 Bonhams : The Frederiksen Auction
 
1937 Horch 853 Cabriolet A
Chassis#: 853392
Sold for USD$299,000
  2006 The J.C. Stevens Estate Auction
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1937 Horch 853's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1937 Horch 853 Spezial Streamlined Coupe Manuela8534332019 Bonhams : Quail Lodge Auction $400,000$600,000
1937 Horch 853 Stromlinien coupé design8534332017 Bonhams : The Chantilly Sale $700,000$900,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Horch Model 853
1936 Spezial Roadster
Coachbuilder: Appel Klassiker
Chassis Num: 853268

Chassis information for the Horch Model 853
1936 Sport Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 853339
Engine Num: 850715

Chassis information for the Horch 853
1937 Sport Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Glaser
Chassis Num: 853509

Chassis information for the Horch 853
1938 Sport Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Voll & Ruhrbeck
Chassis Num: 853558

Chassis information for the Horch 853 A Erdmann & Rossi Roadster
1938 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Erdmann & Rossi
Chassis Num: 854237A
Chassis information for the Horch 853 A Erdmann & Rossi Roadster
1938 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Erdmann & Rossi
Chassis Num: 854275
Engine Num: 852006

1937 Horch 853

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