1937 Horch 853 Cabriolet Vehicle Profile

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

1937 Horch 853 photograph

1937 Horch 853 photograph

1937 Horch 853 photograph

1937 Horch 853 photograph

1937 Horch 853 photograph

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Cabriolet
Dr. August Horch was an engineer for the Benz Company in Mannheim from 1896 to 1899, after which he resigned to found his own company in 1900. His initial car is regarded as the first German vehicle with a shaft-driven rear axle. As time passed, most Horch automobiles belonged to the luxury class and the firm developed a reputation of building both elegant and beautifully engineered automobiles. Horch introduced the 853 series of automobiles powered by SOHC straight-eight engines in 1931, with production continuing through 1939.

This is a Model 853, factory-bodied, Cabriolet A purchased in 1952 from a German auto dealer by a United States serviceman named Captain Harold Young. Three years later, he traded it for a year-old Buick to Mr. J.C. Stevens who had a dealership in Binghamton, New York. Feeling he had gotten the wrong end of the deal, Mr. Stevens stored it in his barn at Cortland, New York along with many other vehicles he had collected over the years. After his death in 2006, his family auctioned the car along with 80 some others, that had been stored in his barn and the current owner purchased the Horch.

Although there is no documentation on the car prior to its sale to Captain Young, the Sevens family discovered an automatic pistol with Nazi markings under the back seat. The car has 'U.S. Armed Forces in Germany' license plates.
This 835 Cabriolet was powered by a 5-liter straight-eight engine, although unlike its Mercedes-Benz 500K rival, it was un-supercharged. The car is in very original, preserved condition. Remarkably, it has fewer than 36,000 miles from new.

The current owners purchased the car in 2006 at auction in its unrestored condition.


No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

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Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1937 sales)
1937 Horch 853 Sport Cabriolet
Chassis#: 853493
Sold for $773,906
  2018 Artcurial : Retromobile
 
1937 Horch 853 Spezialroadster
Chassis#: 853177
Sold for $1,157,544
  2016 Bonhams : The Chantilly Sale
 
1937 HORCH 853 SPORT CABRIOLET
Chassis#: 853163
Sold for $564,410
  2015 Bonhams : The Frederiksen Auction
 
1937 Horch 853 Cabriolet A
Chassis#: 853392
Sold for $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.
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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 8531936 Spezial Roadster
Coachbuilder: Appel Klassiker
Chassis Num: 853268
Chassis information for the Horch Model 8531936 Sport Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 853339
Engine Num: 850715
Chassis information for the Horch 8531938 Sport Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Voll & Ruhrbeck
Chassis Num: 853558
Chassis information for the Horch 853 A Erdmann & Rossi Roadster1938 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Erdmann & Rossi
Chassis Num: 854237A
Chassis information for the Horch 853 A Erdmann & Rossi Roadster1938 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Erdmann & Rossi
Chassis Num: 854275
Engine Num: 852006


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