Race & Rally Parts
Bertone NSU Sport Prinz/ 1200 TT
My 1965 Sport Prinz Hybrid is now for sale
It came out of 3 years storage having succumbed to inactivity with rust and seized bushes resulting in an MOT failure. The rust in the sills and floor have been cut out, replaced with metal and sealed (all photos of before, during and after available). Some front axle metalastic bushes were seized so I have cut these out and replaced them with poly bushes where possible. King pins bushes and trunnions (camber adjustable) replaced.
MOT - November 2021, one advisory.
The engine and rear suspension are non-standard from a 1200 TT which has been recently dyno-ed at 56bhp. New clutch just been fitted, it has twin carbs, front mounted oil cooler, Cobra seats and a sports exhaust. Approximately 560kg
Engine and front suspension protection plates. Roll cage. It also has a built-in compressor (for rapid tyre inflation).
There are still small areas of rust - front valance, near-side front wheel arch and bottom of the passenger door.
Small motorised (Truma) Woodford trailer which it fits perfectly may be available.
Successful Classic Trials and Historic Endurance Rally competition history. Suitable for HRDC.
Review from Unique Cars -
"The Bertone NSU Sport Prinz
If any European firm built a car that might be considered its equivalent, the NSU would outperform it on less petrol. With 30 bhp in barely half a ton of car, it was lively enough; and developments of the Prinz kept NSU active in the light-car business for a decade and a half. The Sport Prinz was a popular and well shaped pseudo-GT creation by Bertone; the 1000 and the 1100 were what the Prinz 4 was not, which is to say four-cylindered; and the TTS, a 1967 uprating of the 1000, was a rorty rally car, capable of 95 mph on its standard 70 bhp and of being tuned to much higher levels of speed, power and noise.
These Sport Prinz's were amazing cars to drive. The gearchange may have been remote and indefinite, but changes were fast and could be done easily without using the clutch. The engine might be heard, but could not be felt, as it spun freely in the tail, and there was no question of the car feeling tail-heavy: it did not, it was not, it simply responded very positively to all controls, including high-geared steering. It was neutral, and it was almost unbelievable. "
A small motorized Woodford trailer which it fits perfectly may also be available