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1956 Horch P240

1956 Horch P240 in Funeral in Berlin, Movie, 1966 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: DR

1956 Horch P240

[*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

Comments about this vehicle


Wampa-One US

2008-01-31 04:06

Matthias wrote:

Raul1983 FI

2008-01-31 10:34

Sachsenring P240

Yvon52 BE

2008-01-31 12:07

1956 Horch Sachsenring P240
It's a very rare car made in Zwickau (DDR)

DynaMike NL

2008-01-31 12:25

Beetween 155 and 1959 1382 of there were made, most of then as a sedan but there were also some four-door convertibles and same wagons. The vertical bars in the grille indicate this is one of the 246 pre-production cars built between january 1955 and december 1956. (There is an interesting article about these Sachsenrings in the German magazine "Oldtimer Markt", december 2001.)

Yvon52 BE

2008-01-31 12:26

On the front of the car, you see the "H" from Horch

DynaMike NL

2008-01-31 12:27

Seems to be the first on the site!

Gag Halfrunt UK

2008-01-31 12:47

I wonder how it ended up in West Berlin.

Ingo DE

2008-01-31 18:44

@Gag: it's just a visitor from East Berlin. The plate is something Russian.

I'll ask the other license-plate-freaks. It's obvioulsy something really rare.

-- Last edit: 2008-01-31 18:46:25

Gag Halfrunt UK

2008-01-31 19:29

I asked because this car is used by characters in the film (Soviet officers, IIRC). I very much doubt that the Soviet military mission in Berlin would let Paramount Pictures borrow one of its cars. :)

-- Last edit: 2008-01-31 19:29:41

Ingo DE

2008-01-31 19:52

Hmmm. I was thinking about the Allied Military Mission, too, but the plate confuses me. But I haven't found a pic of the earliest versions. The late ones I know.

By the way: an orignal plate from the Allied Military missions, for the most license-plate-collectors it's the holy grail. Last year I've tried to catch a Soviet one at eBay. My 1200 $ weren't enough, it was sold for 2000 $.

Gag Halfrunt UK

2008-01-31 20:07

If you can't identify the plate, it's probably a bad fake. :)

Matthias DE

2008-02-11 20:09

One star.


2008-11-16 21:40

[Image: 134811-Horch Sachsenring P240 55 1 2.jpg][Image: 134814-Horch Sachsenring P240 55 1 4.jpg]

Weasel1984 PL

2017-03-16 21:06

Although German wiki doesn't give exact years of the car facelifts, in case of the naming they have to be right. The early ones indeed didn't have the "Sachsenring" badges on the front wings (so same like this car) and were introduced in times when "Sachsenring" wasn't yet part of the factory name = they were named just Horchs in early days.

GodzillaFan54 CA

2022-10-21 15:34

I didn't know that Horch still made cars after WWII!

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