Sachsenring P70 Coupe

Sachsenring P70 Coupe

Sachsenring P70 Coupe

Sachsenring P70 Coupe

Sachsenring P70 Coupe

Specifications and performance:

Engine: 2 cylinder 2 cycle 700cc
Cooling: Water cooled
Transmission: 3 speed manual non-synchronized
Drive: Front wheel drive
Oil system: Mixed with fuel in tank

Body: Hand made 2 door coupe
Length:
Width:
Weight: 979 lbs

Suspension: transverse leaf springs (1 front and 1 back)
Tires: East German Retreads

Top cruising speed: 100kph (62 mph)
Fuel Economy: ?
Accerleration: ?

History, Price and included items:

The P70 was build by AWZ for 4 years in Zwickau. The same factory built Horch automobiles before World War II. AWZ built cars under the Sachsenring name and then the Trabant name. The P70 uses the same plastic fenders as the Trabant but the doors, hood, trunk and roof are steel. Wood is used to support the structure on a steel frame.
P70’s came in 3 models, sedan, wagon and coupe. A total of 1500 coupes were produced over a 3 year production run. Each coupe was hand built and the metal was formed by hand. In East Germany you had to be someone special to have a P70 Coupe. The interior is simple but trimmed in leather with wool carpets and a mohair headliner.
All P70 models used a 700cc, 2 cycle, 2 cylinder engine that was used by DKW.

This P70 is one of 2 in the US. This car was purchased after the Berlin wall fell and the owner kept the car in “East German” condition including a set of narrow retread tires. At some point a respray was done, the original color was green. After the owner died this car was imported to the US by his nephew and lived in sunny California for a few years.

We wanted to fix a crack in the front fender and have new paint when we got this car. We found some rotten wood in the back and around the rear window. A paint job has turned into a complete restoration.

Currently listed on E-bay

Sachsenring P70 Coupe

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Sachsenring P70 Coupe Restoration

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What started as a repair to a cracked fender and new paint has turned into a complete restoration.

 

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The wood frame was rotten behind the rear fenders and around the rear window.

 

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After sanding the entire car has been bead blasted. Wood and metal replacement has started.

 

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