Lot 750 – 1967 NSU Wankel Spider


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1967 NSU Wankel Spider Low Miles, Time Capsule, Original Rotary

This is a 1967 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 was thought to be remarkable. 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 76,951 miles from new. It needs a complete restoration, and hasn’t been started for eons but it turns. Parts are accessible. If you have a micro car collection or are a museum or historian this is a must have. There is no condition more desirable than original. Whether to be restored or moth balled as is, this is a legend that has just turned 50 years old from its inception. We have many other parts available separately as well. We believe that this car is 100% complete. We found it with another similar car that we already sold. This is the finest example have ever seen in 40 years on an untouched original. 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. The windshield has been replaced.

This micro car is in amazing condition and deserves to be with a museum or collection.

We also have numerous parts available for Sport Prinz’s and Wankel Spider’s. Please call with questions.