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NSU 1200 TT-1969

NSU 1200 TT-1969

In the 1950s, NSU was the largest motorcycle manufacturer in the world.  Management was still looking into the future, and was concerned that small cars were going to replace the motorcycle as a means of transport.  In 1955 NSU began to develop a small car called the Prinz.  The first Prinz cars rolled off the line in 1957.  Its 2 cylinder 600 cc engine was quite small, but over the years the size of the car and the engine size increased to the NSU 1200 you see here.  The TT stands for the high performance model.  NSU was bought by Audi in 1969 when they fell on financial difficulties because of the reliability problems associated with NSU's rotary-powered Ro80.  This car is totally original, and has a mere 18,800 miles on it.
 
Specifications:
 
Manufacturer:  Audi NSU Auto Union AG Neckarsulm
Country of Origin:  Germany
Drivetrain Configuration:  Rear engine, rear wheel drive
Engine:  4 cylinder, air cooled, 1200 cc
Transmission:  4 speed manual
Top Speed:   90 mph
Years of Production:  1967-1972
Number Produced:  52,082
Original Cost:  
 

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