Thursday, 25 May 2017

DKW F7 Lieferwagen

Auto Union brings the unmatched economy and driving characteristics of the proven and popular DKW FRONT as a panel van with a load capacity of about 500 kg (including the driver). The demand for the greatest possible efficiency in transportation of goods and commodities of all kinds makes the DKW FRONT one of the most appropriate vehicles for transportation purposes. The proverbial frugality of his powerful 700cc, 20 horsepower two-stroke engine, which consumes only about 8 litres of fuel (including oil) per 100km, is suitable to meet your requirements in the best way.

German businesses stand with the DKW Front vans as means of transport. A fast, economical and reliable addition to your business, with handsome exterior lines, practical and reliable equipment and an engine and chassis that are similar to those of the known DKW championships class, it only lacks the freewheeling. The body is made of the well-known DKW type plywood and provided with the indestructible special coating.

The impressive handling characteristics of DKW FRONT make it possible to use this car for overland transport, its excellent road holding and the exceptionally high travel speeds will be an asset to your business, allowing fast and safe transport of particularly high value goods.

Facilities of the car are plentiful and the interior dignified and tailored to the specific needs of its intended use. The driver's seats are covered with hard wearing leatherette. The spare wheel is located well protected behind the driver's seat and can be accessed by simply folding the seat back.

The cargo space has interior lighting. The instrument panel is as carefully and lavishly equipped as a passenger car. The dashboard holds a large illuminated speedometer with odometer and all necessary switches to actuate blinkers, lighting, headlight and reserve fuel tap. Within the dashboard there is a spacious storage bay. An electrical windshield wiper is naturally present and operable from the driving seat. The floor of the drivers compartment is protected by a strong rubber mat. The compartment door has a sturdy lock and the driver's compartment doors are of course lockable.

The car is delivered in gray, blue and maroon colors.

DKW introduced the lieferwagen in the mid-1930s. They sold relatively well but as working vehicles very few have survived. Below are a couple of photos of a lieferwagen in Australia.

This car was used as a meat delivery truck.

The owner's son remembers the car being used to carry kangaroos that had been shot by hunters, the floor of the van soaked and stained in blood.

The car was eventually replaced by a Holden FJ van and later scrapped. A few items, such as the steering wheel and radiator were saved.

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