When we came across this 1937 Horch Cabriolet here on eBay, it got us thinking about the upcoming events in Monterey. There isn’t any place we would rather be for that one week in August. There are many gatherings to attend, but this old boy would feel right at home on the eighteenth hole at Pebble Beach.
The seller has listed it as a 853 Voll and Ruhrbeck Sport Cabriolet, but it’s definitely not the flowing 853 Sport Cabriolet that won at 2009′s Concours d’Elegance. We’ve searched far and wide to find an image of a similar Horch, but the closest we could dig up was this 830 BL Cabriolet. Any Horch experts out there who can enlighten us on which model this really is?
Horch was once one of Germany’s premier car manufacturers and they built some breathtaking cars. The company was founded by August Horch in 1899, but in 1909 August was forced out of the company so he went on to found Audi. In 1932, August’s two companies were unified as part of the Auto Union. With the combined resources of the Auto Union, the Horch Company built some amazing vehicles with some impressive technology. Depending on which model this turns out to be, it could be powered by either a straight 8 or a V8 and could even feature a De Dion rear suspension.
The seller of this car is asking a breathtaking $250,000, which is even more incredible considering how little information they provide. Regardless of which model this is, it’s worth a considerable amount of money. Due to the outbreak of war in the late ’30s, the company didn’t build very many cars, so most prewar Horches are worth a look. If this car turns out to be a survivor car, it would be a perfect entrant in the prewar preservation class at next year’s Concours d’Elegance.