Lot 134 – 1967 NSU Wankel Spider


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1966 NSU Wankel Low Miles, Time Capsule, Original

This is a 1966 NSU Wankel Spider Convertible 2 Door with a 498 cc Single Rotor Wankel engine and 4-speed all-synchromesh manual transmission. The NSU Spider is an automobile which was produced by NSU Motorenwerke AG from 1964 to 1967. This was the first production car in the world to be powered by the Wankel rotary engine. This car what thought to be unremarkable. It is a milestone car.

It first appeared in 1964 at the Frankfurt Motor Show it is very distinguishable by the grill at the front. The engine is rear mounted and to keep weight distribution even. The radiator and fuel tank are located in the front. These cars were either painted red or white. Only 2,375 were built in the three years of production.

Today less than 400 are known to exist. This car hails from southern California and has been stored inside for over 30 years. It is in time-capsule condition underneath with absolutely no visible rust throughout. The car is in incredible, original condition throughout and appears completely original. It features only 39,248 miles from new. It needs a complete restoration, and hasn’t been started for eons but parts are accessible. NSU license and brand was purchased by VW back in the 70’s, so there are parts support available through several clubs and specialty vendors.

This micro car is in amazing condition and deserves to be with a museum or collection. A few parts as depicted by the photos are missing such as a tachometer, tail light lens, and a radio. Most were used on other cars we believe, so they should be somewhat accessible.

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