Go Electric or Go Original? Semi-Converted NSU Prinz 30

We've featured the NSU Prinz 30 before, so we've briefly explained that it was a German brand acquired by VW and rolled into Audi in the 60s.  These tend to pop up as projects, and today's feature is no exception.  Our last Prinz 30, which was attached to a pallet, makes this "rescued-from-the-hedge-but-complete" example look great!


Some previous owner attempted to add electric power, but it's not clear whether it ever drove that, as the major hardware it gone.  The new owner will have to decide whether it's worth going back to original, finishing the EV project, or - our choice - going with some sort of modern power plant while keeping the stock appearance.

Yes, we love sleepers!

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Apparently, the seller found this one while overgrown and talked the owner out of it.


How long might it have been in the bushes?


Here's the first 'rescue' shot.


And here's the obligatory trailer loading shot.


All only surface rust?


The interior shows obvious signs of electric conversion - it's not clear whether that makes it much more difficult to go back to gas.  As claimed, the seats appear to have nice, new upholstery and the floor pans seem solid, from what we can tell.


There was a back seat at one time - as this was meant to be affordable transportation for a family - in postwar Germany, mind you.


No engine or motor is included; so any new owner needs to decide which way to go.  It does look like some bumper pieces are included, however.

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