Audi finds the last built Horch (+video)

Audi finds the last built Horch (+video)

Audi Horch final

The world has August Horch to thank for Audi. As a former engineer for Karl Benz, Horch started the second oldest company of the original four companies that merged to form Auto Union (the first was Wanderer). But it was Horch whose name, translated into Latin, became “Audi” and went on to build one of the most respected car companies today.

The last Horch was built in Ingolstadt in 1953, and Audi recently decided to find it. Audi called in the services of their vintage car locator, Ralph Hornung. He got on the case and his search took him to the States and into a field in West Texas. It’s an interesting story and Audi made a very good video to tell it.

Check out the video below explaining the search and how the once mighty V8 found its way to a rusty unloved pasture.

Audi Horch final

The world has August Horch to thank for Audi. As a former engineer for Karl Benz, Horch started the second oldest company of the original four companies that merged to form Auto Union (the first was Wanderer). But it was Horch whose name, translated into Latin, became “Audi” and went on to build one of the most respected car companies today.

The last Horch was built in Ingolstadt in 1953, and Audi recently decided to find it. Audi called in the services of their vintage car locator, Ralph Hornung. He got on the case and his search took him to the States and into a field in West Texas. It’s an interesting story and Audi made a very good video to tell it.

Check out the video below explaining the search and how the once mighty V8 found its way to a rusty unloved pasture.

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