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Find of the Day: One-Off 1964 Auto Union 1000 Sport Coupe


It may seem hard to believe, but there was a time before Photoshop made all of your automotive dreams to come true with a few clicks of the mouse.  Back then, translating a design from idea to paper, then creating something life-sized required a steady hand, a keen eye, extreme metalworking talent and a large sum of money.  Still, for those brave enough to put their money where their mouth was, like the original builder of this 1964 Auto Union 1000 Sport Coupe.
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Based on the chassis of an Auto Union 1000 SP Coupé, this one-off appears to combine the roof line of a Porsche 911 with the body of a Glas 1700 GT, mated to the front fascia of an Audi Super 90.  Power comes from a front-mounted 55hp three cylinder two-stroke engine.  In that, it’s a bit of a hot-rod built in the most 1960s European way possible, focusing an impressive amount of energy on bodywork, and relatively little on outright power.
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So while this was not a vehicle built by Audi themselves, it is still fairly remarkable in its own right.  As such, the asking price of €77,777 ($88,580) is open to debate, although we can all agree that you’d never be able to replicate it for that sum.

Check out the full classified ad over on AutoScout24.com.

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