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Horch 853 sports convertible, 1937


Horch presented a new model range reduced to two basic model series in the mid-1930s: the Type 830 with three-litre V8 engines and the Type 850 with five-litre straight-eight engines. The highlight in the 850 series was the 853, a sports cabriolet that was a resounding success in its class. Its two-colour finish gave it an extremely elegant look. Customers were also able to order this car with a kind of metallic paint finish at extra cost. The glittering effect of this paint, which was offered in several colour versions as “Fish Silver”, was achieved by adding extremely finely ground fish scales.

Engine: 8-cylinder in-line, 4-stroke
Displacement: 4,911 cc
Power: 100 hp at 3,400 rpm
Maximum speed: 84 mph
Fuel consumption: 11 mpg
Price: 14,900 Reichsmarks
Series: 1935-1937
Production: 619 cars

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