Auto Union 1000 Sp roadster, 1964
The Auto Union 1000 Sp Roadster is certainly not one of the most successful models of the post-war era – it was only built in small numbers – but it is surely one of the most attractive and eye-catching. The fact that its styling was inspired by American automobile design is unmistakable; it was modelled on the Ford Thunderbird. The Auto Union 1000 Sp was first presented as a coupé in 1957, the roadster was launched in 1961. The bodies were manufactured by the coachbuilder Baur in Stuttgart.