Hooniverse Weekend Edition: The Last Horch Automobile

While cruising around on the web, I found a video describing the search for the last Horch, which was found in West Texas of all places. So, what is a Horch?

A little background history on Audi, Horch and the rest of the Auto Union prewar brands.

Now onto the search for the last Horch.

Thanks to Tony over at Car Throttle for doing a very informative posting. If you want to read more about the August Horch Museum, read a great article by Rich Truesdell over at Automotive Traveler.

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  1. dwegmull Avatar

    I want Ralf's job!

    1. Smells_Homeless Avatar

      No doubt! I'm known amongst my friends as the guy who can find the part you want, but this guy has totally taken that to the next level. The jealousy, I have it.

  2. PowerTryp Avatar

    Wow those Horch cars are simply stunning. It's too bad the depression hit, I'm sure we'd see some superb vehicles from that brand today.

  3. tonyola Avatar

    Fascinating. I love hearing about lost treasures like this. Interestingly, there was a Horch built after 1953, but it had nothing to do with West Germany's Auto Union. After WWII, the DKW plant in the Russian occupation zone (East Germany) was renamed IFA and built cars based on old DKWs and pre-war prototypes under the IFA name. A six-cylinder luxury sedan was built in 1956, and it was intended to be called the Horch P240. However, after complaints from Auto Union, the marque name was changed to Sachsenring, but some still wore the old Horch hood emblem. After 1959, the Sachsenring was dropped except for a few later parade cars and the plant was devoted to making the infamous Trabant. I'm not sure how to post pictures here, but a Google Image Search for "Sachsenring P240" will turn up plenty.

  4. Black Steelies Avatar

    Amazing, why can't I come across cars like this….
    what a cool old guy.

  5. CptSevere Avatar

    What a great video about the last Horch. It's amazing that that guy held onto the car after all those years, and how complete it was. I can't help wondering how much he got for it, and what else he has hidden in the weeds on his spread. Other than rattlesnakes.