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NSU PRINZ/SUPER PRINZ

2-door 4-seater saloon.

Strange little car which sold well in Germany but in tiny numbers here. Rear-mounted air-cooled engine denoted NSU's motorbike origins, but style was admittedly a tiny Chevrolet Corvair copy. Even so, toy-like engine produced 30bhp, and gearbox had all-synchromesh, while handling was surprisingly stable. Gave rise to several big-brother developments.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
598cc (S2 OC) 
Configuration:
Rear engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1961 to 1973  
Number produced:
570,000