Steyr TYP 220

Steyr Type 220

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1937 6 cylinder uitvoering 2.3 Liter motor.

Vraagprijs € 27500

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he Steyr 120 Super, Steyr 125 Super and Steyr 220 were a series of medium-sized cars built by the Austrian firm Steyr-Puch from 1935 to 1941. The moderately streamlined body was designed by Karl Jenschke and was manufactured by Gläser in Dresden. The design had a close resemblance to the smaller Steyr 100. The 120 series cars were equipped with a six-cylinder in-line engine (as opposed to the four-cylinder Steyr 100) driving the rear wheels via a four-speed transmission. Front wheels had a transverse leaf spring suspension while the rear swing axle was mounted on quarter-elliptic leaf springs. On the four-door sedan model the rear doors were hinged at the back-end (known as suicide doors), allowing the B-pillar to be omitted. By 1936 a total of 1200 Steyr 120 Super had been produced.

The 1936 model changes included a wider axle track and a bigger engine even though the power remained at 50 hp (37 kW). The model was sold as Steyr 125 Super, mainly in Germany. It was offered until 1937 and 200 units were made.

In 1937 the unaltered body was refitted with a still bigger engine and was named Steyr 220. The bore was increased to 73 mm (2.9 in), resulting in an output of 55 hp (41 kW) and a displacement of 2260 cc, or 2.3 litres. This model remained in production until 1941 with 5900 units built. A Steyr 220, with the more powerful 2.3 litre engine was the car used in an escape from Auschwitz concentration camp. The car was owned by the camp commandant (Rudolf Höss) and was taken by the escapees (Kazimierz Piechowski, G. Bendera, Fr. Josef Lempart, Stanislaw Jastera), who were dressed in SS uniforms and armed accordingly, and driven straight out of the main gates of the camp. The 4 escapees were never recaptured.

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