Horch 830 BL Gläser. Only two copies made. The story began with the fact that an American who lived in Germany and worked with Bosch decided to present his mistress (Polish in origin) something special and luxurious. Horch 830 BL by Gläser-Karosserie GmbH became this special and luxurious gift. The exhibit presented in the museum is the only one preserved.
Gläser-Karosserie GmbH was an important German coachbuilder, based in Dresden, and known in particular as a producer of bespoke cabriolet car bodies. The enterprise was founded in 1864 and lasted, by some criteria, till 1952.
Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment, Moscow
Years of production: 1939
Country of origin: Germany
Weight: 1885 kg
Power: 82 hp
Speed: 125 km / h
Horch was a car brand manufacturer, founded in Germany by August Horch & Cie at the beginning of the 20th century.
It is one of the predecessors of the present day Audi company, which itself resulted from the merger of Auto Union Aktiengesellschaft (AG) and NSU Motorenwerke in 1969.
Auto Union AG in turn was formed in 1932, following the merger of Horch, DKW, Wanderer and the original Audi Automobilwerke GmbH Zwickau, established by August Horch in 1910.
In 2021, Audi reused the Horch name as a flagship trim level for the Audi A8 in China to compete with the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class.