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Category: NSU

Dinky NSU Ro80

by Peter
Categories: Cars, Dinky, NSU
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I had one of these over 45 years ago and now again this lovely model graces my collection.


This is Dinky number 176 and produced between 1969 and 1974, I must of had one of the first releases back as a kid, what I loved about it then as I do now is the operational lights, back and front work by pushing down on the body either at the rear or the front to operate the lights, this one still works as it should.



This was also available in green although I have never seen one.

The real car

The NSU Ro 80 is a four-door, front-engine sedan manufactured and marketed by the West German firm NSU from 1967 until 1977.

Noted for innovative, aerodynamic styling by Claus Luthe and a technologically advanced powertrain, the Ro 80 featured a 84 kW (113 bhp), 995 cc twin-rotor Wankel engine driving the front wheels through a semi-automatic transmission with an innovative vacuum system.

The Ro 80 was voted Car of the Year for 1968 and 37,398 units were manufactured over a ten-year production run, all in a single generation.

Real car text and picture from Wikipedia