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Feeling very tempted to buy another one

Posted by Michiel 318iS 
August 05, 2013 12:17PM
Not an E30 this time, but a NSU Ro80. For those not familiar, it's a mid 60's to mid 70's sedan, Wankel engined, well ahead of its time. The seller has two and is selling his whole collection at once. Price has dropped a couple of times, one car came with pictures and looks pretty clean on them. One sells for €3500, the other for 4000. Maybe it can drop a bit more.
Interesting to know: the design was done by Claus Luthe...
I remember seeing a few of those back in the day. I lived in Germany for three years in the early 70s.

Bob in Everett
Where do you get parts for those?

alan
That's somewhat more difficult, as with any car make that's gone dead. VW/Audi (NSU was part of Auto Union) no longer supplies new parts. So the only way getting parts is through clubs, mostly salvaged parts from cars that are beyond a state that can be repaired.
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Michiel 318iS
That's somewhat more difficult, as with any car make that's gone dead. VW/Audi (NSU was part of Auto Union) no longer supplies new parts. So the only way getting parts is through clubs, mostly salvaged parts from cars that are beyond a state that can be repaired.
Don't know how is VW/Audi support for older cars, BMW and Mercedes are very good at that. OTOH, VW/Audi parts are outrageosly expensive even for new or recent cars... :/

Salvaging parts from a very rare car is often not an option.
One can always have new parts built, if the original part and/or drawings and specifications are available.

The Wankel engines were dropped as soon as the first oil crisis stroke, and the fuel efficiency is very poor. Still a great project!
For that price, the cars must be very clean and complete. Good luck on the project!

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