Revell #08988 - Auto Union 1000 S Coupé, 1958 (1:18)
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Revell #08988 - Auto Union 1000 S Coupé, 1958 (1:18) 5 years, 3 months ago #1

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I've wanted this model for well over a year, and finally decided it was time to add it to my collection. Revell made it in several different colors: two-tone green, two-tone greyish purple, black, pale yellow, red and blue. The model is appr. a couple of decades old.


Opening hood and doors and working steering.


This odd car has always been one of my favorites, and it was one of the very first I learned to recognize as a small child. According to my mother I loved to point out the cars on the streets and say "that is a...", but as I was VERY young, I didn't know the real names, so I invented my own... this one was named "the soap car"!!!


Why? Because the odd shape reminded me of a piece of soap, child's logic, right? The characteristic sound of the 2-stroke engine made it even more recognizable.


I already had a Norev model in 1/43 scale, but wanted a bigger version because of the car's special favorite status.





Below: the Norev 1/43 model


Re: Revell #08988 - Auto Union 1000 S Coupé, 1958 (1:18) 5 years, 3 months ago #2

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Interesting car not one regularly seen on Australian roads. It looks like a nice model, I am more familiar with Revell being plastic kit makers.


Personally I would prefer the "mini Thunderbird" SP coupe.

Re: Revell #08988 - Auto Union 1000 S Coupé, 1958 (1:18) 5 years, 3 months ago #3

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That is a nice car, not often seen in The Netherlands. Does it have opening features?

Re: Revell #08988 - Auto Union 1000 S Coupé, 1958 (1:18) 5 years, 3 months ago #4

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RoutemasterNL wrote:
That is a nice car, not often seen in The Netherlands. Does it have opening features?
  


It's also a very rare sight here these days - think I've seen 1-2 max in recent years. Here's a photo of one I saw at the CRAA show in 2014, well actually it's not 100% the same, being the predecessor DKW 3=6 with suicide doors.





Like I said in the first post, it (the Revell 1/18) has opening doors and hood + working steering.


I have a few of these 1/18 Revell models, including a DKW Junior, a Volvo Amazon, a Volvo PV544, an NSU 1000c, a Fiat Abarth 1000 TC, a BMW Isetta, a Lloyd Alexander, a Glas Goggomobil, a Mercedes 300 SE 'Heckflosse', a 1984 Mercedes 230 E and a BMW 530i.


I Know the 1000 SP version of this car, most common as a roadster, but to me it doesn't have nearly the same appeal as the 'standard' version 1000 S. That's just me in a nutshell I guess: passion for ordinary streetcars
Last Edit: 5 years, 3 months ago by Teebodk.
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Re: Revell #08988 - Auto Union 1000 S Coupé, 1958 (1:18) 5 years, 3 months ago #5

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Every car has it's charm, also this one. I doubt if those colours Norev used were right in those days though. Why does the car remind me of a DKW....?

Re: Revell #08988 - Auto Union 1000 S Coupé, 1958 (1:18) 5 years, 3 months ago #6

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I have the same car in 1:87 by Bub. Won it here when the site was Toy Collector years ago and the charity auction held back then.


Auto Union 1000S










Re: Revell #08988 - Auto Union 1000 S Coupé, 1958 (1:18) 5 years, 3 months ago #7

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Here the DKW. Is it the same car?






Re: Revell #08988 - Auto Union 1000 S Coupé, 1958 (1:18) 5 years, 3 months ago #8

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I think so, Auto Union and DKW had a strong relationship

Re: Revell #08988 - Auto Union 1000 S Coupé, 1958 (1:18) 5 years, 3 months ago #9

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Yes, the owners had serious problems deciding what to call their cars, since by this time they owned a whole bunch of famous marque names. The model line that became the Auto Union 1000 started life as DKW 3=6, then Auto Union 1000 and when this car was retired in 1963 it became DKW again (DKW F102)


Soon after that, it was to decided to revive yet another old marque: Audi, and so the successor to the DKW became the first modern Audi: the Audi F103 (later renamed Audi 72)


So you could say, that this car is the forefather of all the Audi 100's, 200's and quattros, that everybody know.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auto_Union_1000
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