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1936 Horch Model 853

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The Horch 853 was introduced in 1935 to much acclaim from the affluent and famous of Germany. The car was opulent but was priced under the Mercedes models, and it quickly became a top seller in the luxury market. The car's advanced and innovative technology drew heavily on the Auto Union racing program and included a 5-liter straight 8-cylinder engine with a single overhead camshaft; a chassis with independent, semi-elliptic springs; hydraulic shock absorbers in the front and a De Dion axle at the rear. This car was a little heavier than its compatriots at 5,798 pounds, but it still offered 105 bhp and a top speed of 81 mph. The Sport Cabriolet coachwork was done by the factory in Germany.

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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