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This is the oldest Audi we’ve ever featured as a Find of the Day: a 1939 Wanderer W23 Cabriolet. Several years earlier in 1932, Wanderer was brought into the Auto Union/DKW/Horch fold so this is technically an Auto Union but it also wears the Wanderer logo. Here’s the ad:
1939 AUDI W23 CABRIOLET THAT IS LOW NUMBER BUILT. IT LAST RAN TWO YEARS AGO. IT IS A GREAT CAN TO RESTORE.
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Not a lot of information on this particular W23 so I had to go to the archives of Audi UK where I also found the pictures of the restored one they have in their collection (you’ll see them below). The W23 was designed by Dr. Ferdinand Porsche. It had an inline 2651cc 6-cylinder that produced a whopping 61 hp and a maximum speed of 71 mph. Those horses ran through a 4-speed manual transmission to the rear wheels. While this particular W23 is not restored like the Audi UK example, you can bring it back to its pre-war glory…if you can find parts. If and when you do, you could proudly show it at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and probably win. This 1939 Wanderer/Auto Union W23 is listed for $134,995 and you can find it HERE.