Auto Union

VW Rival: 1959 Auto Union 1000 Sedan

Auto Union was formed in the 1930s from the combination of four companies – Audi, Horch, DKW, and Wanderer. After WWII, only the DKW nameplate survived; the other brands were shelved until better times arrived. The company competed with… more»

1 of 5,000: 1959 Auto Union 1000 Sp

The Auto Union 1000 Sp was an interesting sports car built by Germany’s Auto Union beginning in 1958. Just 5,000 coupes and 1,640 convertibles were produced through 1965, taking many of their styling hints from the 1st-generation Ford Thunderbird…. more»

Best In World? 1959 Auto Union 1000 Coupe

In 1932, Auto Union was formed from … well, the union of four companies: DKW, Audi, Horch, and Wanderer. These four companies were symbolized by a badge with four interlocking rings (in a line, so as to not be… more»

Rare Van! 1957 DKW Schnellaster

A long time ago, but not very far away, I helped a friend of mine haul home a 1972 Volkswagen Bus that was actually given to him– we just had to get it off the property. This might be… more»

Audi Predecessor: 1951 DKW F91 Sonderklasse

The DKW F91 was known by a variety of names and was built by Auto Union in Germany from 1953-59. Auto Union had been formed from four merging companies and would eventually morph into Audi. The body of this… more»

DKW Collection For Sale Includes First F91 Cabriolet!

DKW was one of four companies that formed Auto Union in Germany in 1932 and is an ancestor of the modern-day Audi. Its roots go back to building toy engines and motorcycles before eventually getting into the car business…. more»

Rare Schnellaster! 1957 DKW Auto Union Van

Before there was the minivan, and Audi for that matter, there was the Schnellaster F89 L from DKW which was part of Germany’s Auto Union. This FWD gem was offered between 1949 and 1962 and focused on getting the… more»

German Jeep: 1963 DKW Munga

This 1963 DKW Auto Union Munga Jeep is a rare sight anywhere, but particularly in the United States. Built with a similar philosophy to the WWII-era Jeep and Ford GPW, it’s an extremely capable vehicle for when the going… more»

Audi Ancestor: 1963 DKW Junior Deluxe

Most of us know the story of Auto Union, or at least how the famous four rings came about with four companies coming together. One of the four companies was DKW and this 1963 DKW Junior is one interesting… more»

German Surf Wagon: 1957 Auto Union Universal

The last time I saw a DKW/Auto Union was in the flesh during the failed Vermont junkyard excursion of 2016. On that trip, the most interesting car in the yard was what I believed to be a very complete… more»

Airplane Hanger Find: 1961 DKW 1000 S

An airplane hanger seems like the ideal setup for housing a large collection of vehicles, and that’s exactly what the husband of the owner of this unusual DKW 1000 S here on eBay did on a remote airfield in Illinois. It… more»

Ambitious Project: 1962 Auto Union 1000S

If you have more guts, experience, and talent than I do, this may be a car for you. This 1962 Auto Union 1000S is in Vernon-Rockville, Connecticut and it would be an ambitious project! The seller has it listed on… more»

Prehistoric Audi: 1957 Auto Union

Modern Audis have a long and complicated corporate history as an integral part of German automobile manufacturing going back to the early 1900s and the 1928 merger of four companies that created the large firm then called Auto-Union. In… more»

1957 Auto Union: Unknown Oddball

Here’s a head-scratcher that has both me and the seller baffled: a 1957 model-year Auto Union creation here on eBay in Germany with the model type completely unknown! This finned coupe is truly eye-catching, but whether it’s in a… more»

Baby Thunderbird: Auto Union 1000 SP

If unique and rare are what you’re looking for, we found the car for you. This 1958 Auto Union 1000 Sp is both rare and unique, as there weren’t many 1000 Sps built during the six years it was… more»

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