Jun 2, 2013

NSU / GERMANY


The NSU Motor Company ( NECKARSULMER Fahrzeugwerke AG ) started car production in Heilbronn / Germany  in 1905. But they got famous for their motorcycles. In 1955 NSU became the biggest motor cycle producer in the world. Car production ceased in 1977.


NSU radiator emblem badge vintage prewar
NSU radiator emblem
This should be the fist enameled NSU radiator emblem. It is from 1913 a few years afterNSU started the car production. Very hard to find. There is a BRITISH repro that has a flat backside, the original is not flat !

Dimensions6.7 cm x 4.0
Year1913 - 1914
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1913 advertisment showing the emblem


1924 NSU exposition in Berlin / Germany





Dimension 8.0 cm x 7.0 cm
Year1925 - 1927
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1925 vee-shaped radiator


NSU / Germany prewar emblem

In 1929 FIAT  bought the NSU autodivision and from this day on  the prewar NSU and  FIAT emblems were made in the same style as you can see in the next pictures.

Dimension 5.8 cm x 5.8 cm
Year1931 - 1932
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1931 advertisment showing the new emblem:

FIAT (ITALY) and NSU (GERMANY) of the same year: 1932


For more car and truck emblems see older posts or top right ( list of car makers ).
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