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  • Fully restored in 1999 and well maintained since
  • Participated in historic car events and hill climbs
  • Comes with a comprehensive set of Belgian documents to back up its history
  • Equipped with rare ATS 5 1/2 X 12 Alloy wheels
  • Registered in Ireland

The Appeal

Originally released in 1958, the NSU Prinz was a compact little car that in many ways hit the mid-20th-century zeitgeist perfectly. Sat alongside contemporaries like the Mini and the Fiat 500, it was equally capable - if a little noisier thanks to its motorcycle-derived engine - very nicely styled in an attractive straight-statured profile.

The car arguably met its finest onus with the 1200 TT, which boasted the car's biggest powerplant and kept NSU's little monarch pretty well-set against the competition, and, like its classmates from other manufacturers, made an excellent candidate for rallys and races.

This particular model has done exactly that, with multiple classic car events and hill climbs offering top-notch view of its performance capabilities. Carefully restored and maintained, with a striking red and black exterior, this is a superb opportunity to take on a rare West German classic.

History and Paperwork

  • Purchased by the current owner in October 2015 in Antwerp, Belgium
  • Originally supplied by importer ELS Hollebecq (Brussels) to a main dealer "Garage Decorte" in Wettern (Belgium)
  • Restored in 1999 and registered in 2000 by the previous owner, Maximilann Van Reusel
  • Used mainly for historic car events and hill climbs
  • Comes with a comprehensive set of Belgian documents to back up its history
  • Always dry stored
  • Starts easily even when not in regular use
  • Currently indicates 37,000km on a five-figure odometer
  • Registered in Ireland

The Condition

  • Originally orange but was been changed to red and black in 1999
  • Red paint is still in very good condition
  • Front bonnet is painted in satin black
  • Interior, engine bay, and under the bonnet were also changed to red during the restoration
  • Wheels are rare ATS 5 1/2 X 12 Alloy shod with 165 X 70 X 12 Falken tyres
  • Spare wheel is a standard steel wheel and tyre
  • Underside of the car is in excellent condition, with virtually rust-free suspension wishbones
  • Floor pan and wheel arches are in very good and clean condition
  • Interior features retro-style rally bucket seats with four-point harness belts
  • Rear seat appears to be the original one
  • Door cards and side panels are in excellent condition for their age
  • Headlining is in very good condition
  • Comes with a factory-fitted mechanical sunroof, which is currently not working
  • Three extra fully working instruments for oil pressure, engine temperature, and battery condition
  • A period half roll cage and a battery cut-off switch are fitted behind the rear seats
  • There are two Cibie Oscar spotlights with period style "peep hole" covers
  • The engine cover is propped up as they typically were at the time for extra cooling

The Mechanics

  • 1177cc air-cooled OHC I4 engine
  • Manual transmission with four gears
  • Engine has had extensive work done on it, as evidenced by the documentation
  • Gearbox is a standard 1200 TT manual four-speed synchromesh type
  • Has had a complete brake overhaul and regular maintenance
  • Engine is fitted with: 
    • Twin 40 DCOE Weber carburettors
    • An electric fuel pump
    • TTS high lift camshaft
    • Full flow Speiss competition four branch exhaust system
    • Front-mounted oil cooler
  • Suspension features coil springs front and rear and adjustable Koni shock absorbers


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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1970
  • Make NSU
  • Model TT
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 37,565 Kilometres
  • Engine size 1200
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Dublin
  • Location International
  • Country Ireland

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