FOR SALE: 1957 DKW Schnellaster Tieflader 3=6

Here's something you don't see every day! This rare 1957 DKW Schnellaster (for "rapid delivery") is in pristine condition!


Year and Make/Model: 1957 DKW Schnellaster Tieflader 3=6

Engine: 3-cylinder, two-stroke

Transmission: 4-speed manual

Mileage: n/a

Colour: Green

Location: Wilderness

PRICE: R175 000

This restored and well-kept piece of '50s history runs well. The vehicle is on the road and papers up to date.

This vehicle is the result of a no-cost, no-effort spared rebuild from scratch. The body is clean without any rust, dents or scratches.

DKW Schnellaster for sale

Like the other models in the Schnellaster series, the Tieflader used a rather unconventional three-cylinder, two-stroke engine for power. The single Solex carburettor-equipped 896cc ( displacement engine still produced a semi-respectable 42 horsepower and 57 pound-feet of torque. 

The 3=6 in the Schnellaster model name denoted that DKW's two-stroke triple rivalled the output from competitor's four-stroke six-cylinder engines of the day, while remaining lighter and far more compact.

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A four-speed manual transmission was the sole gearbox offering, and Schnellaster models featured a fully independent suspension in front and rear. Up front, a transverse-mounted leaf spring design was used, while in the rear the company adopted a trailing arm and torsion-bar setup. 

This model features a high flatbed mounted over the rear fenders, with storage underneath reached from the cab.

NOTE: The above information was supplied by the dealer currently advertising this vehicle and has not been verified by SentiMETAL/

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