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  • 1940 Horch Type EFm 4x4 Cross-Country Personnel Car
  • 1940 Horch Type EFm 4x4 Cross-Country Personnel Car
  • 1940 Horch Type EFm 4x4 Cross-Country Personnel Car
  • 1940 Horch Type EFm 4x4 Cross-Country Personnel Car
  • 1940 Horch Type EFm 4x4 Cross-Country Personnel Car
  • 1940 Horch Type EFm 4x4 Cross-Country Personnel Car
  • 1940 Horch Type EFm 4x4 Cross-Country Personnel Car
  • 1940 Horch Type EFm 4x4 Cross-Country Personnel Car
  • 1940 Horch Type EFm 4x4 Cross-Country Personnel Car
  • 1940 Horch Type EFm 4x4 Cross-Country Personnel Car


1940 Horch Type EFm 4x4 Cross-Country Personnel Car

Lot No. 131

Auctioned on Saturday, December 8, 2012

Sold for $150,000

Manufacturer: Auto Union AG Werk Horch, Zschpau & Zwickau
Production Year: 1940
Engine: Auto Union/ Horch side-valve, 3.5-liter, 80-hp, liquid-cooled, eight-cylinder, gasoline
Transmission: Four-speed: four forward, one reverse
Brakes: Hydraulic
Length: 15-feet, 8-inches
Width: 6-feet, 3-inches
Height: 6-feet, 10-inches
Weight: Approximately 2.5-tons
Armor: None
Armament: NONE on this example - Could be fitted with a 7.92-mm MG34 or MG42 machine gun
Maximum Road Speed: Approximately 60-mph
Markings: German 9th SS Panzer Division “Hohenstaufen”

In 1937 the German Army took into service the Horch Type EFm universal medium cross-country car (mittlere gelandegangige Einheits-Personenkraftwagen). This was the first medium weight class car with an exclusively military pattern chassis and body design. The chassis was designated “uniform chassis for medium personnel vehicle.” Auto Union built the same vehicle in both their Horch and Opel factories, each having a different engine (the Horch V-8 and the Opel six-cylinder), creating problems with interchangeability for the front-line maintenance units. The Horch V-8 and the Opel six-cylinder models each had different fuel and electric lines, engine protection panels, radiator braces, clutch, exhaust, driveshaft and switching gears. The spare tires, mounted on each side, were built with support axles to help prevent the vehicle from bottoming out while traveling cross-country. This feature helped address the low ten-inch ground clearance. The frame and suspension was prone to damage prompting field upgrades of additional springs and axle strengthening. Several different body types were built on the same chassis bringing production totals to 14,900.

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