Rotary fins: 1965 NSU 56-Wankel Spider

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Differently from what the common sense tells, germans too could build little and economy spiders like this one. However, this NSU still shows its german DNA as it’s powered by a Wankel rotary engine installed behind the rear axle.

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The first thought we had when we saw this car was to admire how clear was the windscreen, before realizing that it is not in its place: indeed the seller says that this car needs a new one along with a new top. Vinyl interiors are original and looks good but the soft top must be replaced.

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The seller says the the water cooled wankel engine turns but doesn’t run. Several rust spots on the lower side of the car are clearly visible but we can’t see a tragedy here. On the other side, rhis is a cute little spider which should be fun both to restore and drive. Find it for sale here in Lyon, IL, with bidding at $2,950 and reserve not met.

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