1939 DKW F8 Luxe Cabriolet  Chassis no. 3142010

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Lot 221
1939 DKW F8 Luxe Cabriolet

Sold for € 22,425 (US$ 25,427) inc. premium
1939 DKW F8 Luxe Cabriolet
Chassis no. 3142010
•Front-wheel drive
•Twin-cylinder 690cc two-stroke engine
•Top-of-the-range Meisterklasse model
•Offered from a prominent Belgian private collection
•Featured in TV mini-series 'Het Verdriet van België'

Footnotes

  • Introduced in 1939, the front-wheel-drive DKW F8 was produced in two versions: 'Reichsklasse' with a 589cc twin-cylinder two-stroke engine producing 18hp, and 'Meisterklasse' with a similar 20hp 690cc unit. Hydraulic shock absorbers were fitted all round, and the F8 was available in saloon and cabriolet forms, the latter with either two or four seats. In desirable Meisterklasse form, as seen here, the two-seater 'Luxe Cabriolet' featured the 690cc engine and a foldable windscreen.

    Dating from the first year of production, the car is in a highly original condition having been maintained rather than extensively restored over the years. Old photographs are on file. Purchased in Holland, the DKW has been in the current prominent Belgian private collection since the beginning of the 1980s at least.

    This actual car was used for the 1994 TV mini-series adaptation of Hugo Claus's best-known novel: 'Het verdriet van België' ('The Sorrow of Belgium') in which it was driven by actress Marisa Berenson. The vendor advises us that since the movie the car has been mostly on static display in his collection where it has been kept in the same condition as when acquired. Said to be in excellent working order, this rare pre-war DKW is offered with a copy of the old Dutch Kentekenbewijs and a Belgian Form 705 for registration in Belgium.

    DKW F8 Luxe cabriolet 1939
    Châssis n° 3142010

    •Traction avant
    •Moteur bicylindre deux temps de 690 cm3
    •Modèle haut de gamme Meisterklasse
    •En provenance d'une importante collection belge
    •Vedette de la mini-série télévisée Het Verdriet van België

    Dévoilée en 1939, la traction avant DKW F8 était construite en deux versions, Reichsklasse avec un moteur bicylindre deux temps de 589 cm3 et 18 ch et Meisterklasse avec le même moteur en 20 ch de 690 cm3. Avec des amortisseurs hydrauliques aux quatre roues, la F8 était proposée en berline ou cabriolet, ce dernier avec deux ou quatre places. Dans la séduisante version Meisterklasse, comme celle de cette vente, le cabriolet deux places Luxe était équipé du moteur 690 cm3 et d'un pare-brise repliable.

    Datant de la première année de production, la voiture est dans un état en grande partie d'origine ayant été bien entretenue au fil des ans, plutôt que complètement restaurée. D'anciennes photographies figurent au dossier. Achetée en Hollande, la DKW faisait partie d'une importante collection privée belge au moins depuis le début des années 1980.

    Cette voiture a été utilisée dans la mini-série télévisée de 1994, adaptée du célèbre roman de Hugo Claus 'Het verdriet van België' (Le Chagrin des Belges), dans laquelle elle était conduite par l'actrice Marisa Berenson. Le vendeur nous précise que depuis le film, la voiture a été la plupart du temps exposée statiquement dans sa collection et conservée dans l'état dans lequel elle avait été achetée. Réputé en parfait état de marche, cette rare DKW d'avant-guerre est vendue avec son acien Kentekenbewijs (certificat d'immatriculation) hollandais et son formulaire d'immatriculation belge 705.
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1939 DKW F8 Luxe Cabriolet  Chassis no. 3142010
1939 DKW F8 Luxe Cabriolet  Chassis no. 3142010
1939 DKW F8 Luxe Cabriolet  Chassis no. 3142010
1939 DKW F8 Luxe Cabriolet  Chassis no. 3142010
1939 DKW F8 Luxe Cabriolet  Chassis no. 3142010
1939 DKW F8 Luxe Cabriolet  Chassis no. 3142010
1939 DKW F8 Luxe Cabriolet  Chassis no. 3142010
1939 DKW F8 Luxe Cabriolet  Chassis no. 3142010
1939 DKW F8 Luxe Cabriolet  Chassis no. 3142010
1939 DKW F8 Luxe Cabriolet  Chassis no. 3142010
1939 DKW F8 Luxe Cabriolet  Chassis no. 3142010
1939 DKW F8 Luxe Cabriolet  Chassis no. 3142010
1939 DKW F8 Luxe Cabriolet  Chassis no. 3142010
1939 DKW F8 Luxe Cabriolet  Chassis no. 3142010
1939 DKW F8 Luxe Cabriolet  Chassis no. 3142010
1939 DKW F8 Luxe Cabriolet  Chassis no. 3142010
1939 DKW F8 Luxe Cabriolet  Chassis no. 3142010
1939 DKW F8 Luxe Cabriolet  Chassis no. 3142010
1939 DKW F8 Luxe Cabriolet  Chassis no. 3142010
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