1937 Adler Trumpf Junior Roadster  Chassis no. 147618X

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Lot 755
1937 Adler Trumpf Junior Roadster
Chassis no. 147618X

£ 12,000 - 15,000
US$ 15,000 - 19,000
Amended
1937 Adler Trumpf Junior Roadster
Chassis no. 147618X
Frankfurt-based Adler started out in the 19th Century as a bicycle manufacturer, turning later to the production of motorcycles, cars and the typewriters with which its name is most commonly associated today. A highly respected firm in its native Germany, Adler was already manufacturing automobile components when it introduced its first car - a Renault-influenced, De Dion-powered voiturette - in 1900. Within a few years the company was making its own single- and twin-cylinder engines, though by 1910 the range was powered exclusively by fours. Some of the latter were huge - as big as 7.4 litres - one of which was purchased by Kaiser Wilhelm II. Sixes and a straight eight were added to the range in the 1920s. Adlers remained essentially conventional in design until the arrival in 1932 of the Trumpf. Designed by H G Röhr and premiered at the Geneva Salon, the Trumpf (trump) employed front-wheel drive and all-round independent suspension four years before the launch the similarly specified yet much better known Citroen Traction Avant. Rack-and pinion steering was another Trumpf innovation, and a feature early TAs lacked. The Trumpf debuted as a 1.5-litre car, with 1.7- and 2.0-litre versions available later alongside the 1.0-litre Trumpf Junior. Trumpf competition versions, often fitted with streamlined coachwork, were very successful in the late 1930s. Production ceased with the outbreak of WW2, after which Adler concentrated exclusively on the production of motorcycles.
Finished in blue with red interior, this restored Trumpf Junior sports roadster is presented in excellent condition in every respect.

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