Car Albums
NSU cars
Full menu functions for the buttons above are only available if you ALLOW BLOCKED CONTENT. My menu scripts provide drop-down menus that have been tested with the latest Mozilla browsers. If the scripts do not run, limited navigation is given by these buttons

NSU Sport Prinz and Wankel Spider
The Sport Prinz was exhibited at the 1959 Paris Salon alongside the Prinz II on which it was based. Design was by Franco Scaglione at Bertone. This little coupe was given a 36bhp version of the 598cc twin cylinder engine. Production commenced at Bertone's plant in Italy in 1959 and ran until 1962. Simultaneously in Germany the coachbuilder Drauz who had previously built bodies for NSU from 1900 also was contracted to build the Sport Prinz and continued until 1967; they were bought by NSU in 1965. In 1964 the Wankel Spider was launched with a convertible body based on the Sport Prinz, but few panels are interchangeable. The Spider was given a 497.5cc single rotor Wankel engine producing 50bhp. The world's first Wankel-engined production car. 2375 NSU Wankel spiders were produced until 1967. This little NSU pioneered Wankel car development and led to the twin rotor NSU ro80.
aa_NSU Spider Wankel badgeb
NSU Spider Wankel - badge on bonnet
aa_NSU Spider Wankel badges
NSU Spider Wankel - badge on wing
aa_NSU Spider Wankel badgew
NSU Spider Wankel - badge on bootlid. Felix Wankel began experimenting with his rotary internal combustion engine in the 1930s, before joining NSU Motorwerken in 1951. His first rotary engine was demonstrated in 1957, but the first production car, the NSU Wankel Spider, only went on sale in 1964.
NSU Spider Wankel front
NSU Spider Wankel. Sport Prinz was designed by Franco Scaglione at Bertone studios in Turin. Approximately 20,831 were manufactured between 1959 and 1967. The first 250 bodies were built by Bertone in Turin. The rest were built in Neckarsulm at a company called Drauz which was later bought by NSU. The Wankel Spider used a a convertible version of the Sport Prinz body.
NSU Spider Wankel rear
NSU Spider Wankel. Carrozzeria Bertone built the first Sport Prinz bodies in Turin. The rest were built in Neckarsulm at a company called Drauz which was later bought by NSU. The Spider Wankel used an open version of the Sport Prinz body, which had a 497cc single rotor engine almost under the boot floor. 2375 were made 1964-67.
Wankel Rotary Engines
key text:  This is the page introducing Simons love of cars from the website  RedSimon which is a series of photo albums of Simon GP Geoghegan.
The names of Pinin, Farina, and Pininfarina are also considered
There are also notes on Pininfarina
as well as the car maker
and links tothat car maker
see also my Picasa car albums
withe even more on RedSimon
Simon is also a contributor to SuperCars.Net
And also to Wikipedia
Photos may be purchased from PhotoBox