With a 750 kg payload and a "breath-taking" speed of 70 km/h, the DKW was way ahead of its competitors, which explains the name "Schnellaster". The VW Transporter ultimately proved more successful than the DKW Schnellaster, and this is why only 3,727 Schnellasters were manufactured, of which very few have remained.
Like all other Schnellasters, the Grossraum Pritsche (type 1924) was equipped with a rather unconventional 2-cylinder, 2-stroke engine. Though a mere 700cc in displacement, the single Solex carburettor-equipped engine still managed to produce 23 hp. The F89L was only available with a 3-speed manual transmission in 1951 and a fully independent front and rear suspension. A transverse-mounted leaf spring design was used in the front. The car was also fitted with hydraulic drum brakes on all four tyres.
This DKW F89L was newly delivered to Heinrich Göbel in Neu Isenburg am Main in 1951. The Schnellaster was completely restored by a professional workshop outside Stuttgart in 2005. The car comes with a German number plate.
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