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Horch 853


Horch introduced the '853 A' model in 1937, fitted with a more powerful 120 bhp version of the straight eight engine. Production lasted until the outbreak of World War II. Today the '853' and '853 A' are considered some of the finest cars constructed in the 1930s and can be regularly seen in Concours d'Elegances all over the world.

Horch offered both completed cars and rolling chassis to be bodied by coachbuilders. Of Horch's own creations, the Sport Cabriolet is the most exclusive.

Horch 853 A Erdmann & Rossi Sport Cabriolet

Years of production 1935 - 1937
Numbers built 619 (all bodies)
Body design N/A
Weight 2630 kilo / 5798.2 lbs
Engine Type T850 Straight 8
Engine Location Front , longitudinally mounted
Displacement 4.944 liter / 301.7 cu in
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, SOHC
Fuel feed Solex 35 JFF Carburetor
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Gearbox Aphon 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive
Performance figures
Power 105 bhp / 78 KW @ 3200 rpm
Torque N/A
BHP/Liter 21 bhp / liter
Power to weight ratio 0.04 bhp / kg
Top Speed 130 km/h / 81 mph