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Adler Standard 6

The Adler 6 was the most important newcomer at the Motor Show in October [ 1 ] It was a substantial six cylinder “limousine” built by the Frankfurt auto-maker, Other body styles available from coach The model continued to be produced 1934.

The Standard 6 shared its base with the less four cylinder Adler which appeared early in The Standard 6 was also in most the blueprint for the longer more eight cylinder engined Standard 8 which arrived in [ 2 ]


Inspired by Chrysler [ ]

The basic architecture of the car with its axles, high body and [ 3 ] chassis was in essence copied Chrysler models of the time. One of this was that the Adler 6 was the first volume-produced German car to compete effectively with the which in the 1920s competed with Germany’s domestic in this class. Brakes on all four wheels and were controlled, which again, was as reflecting US influence on Gabriel the car’s Berlin-based designer. [ 4 ]

According to Oswald [ 1 ] Becker imported some of the North auto industry’s less [ according to whom? ] aspects, a very imprecise steering and, in the early models, that lasted only for 17,000km (11,500 miles). the Adler technicians worked on turned out to be teething troubles, and the Adler Standard 6 became a with the German upper class and with taxi [ 1 ]

Evolution [ edit ]

Adler 6N 10/45 (1927 – 1930) [ ]

Following its motor show in October 1926, volume of the Adler Standard 6 got under way the early part of 1927.

The six cylinder side-valve 2,540 cc [ 5 ] drove the rear wheels a three speed gear box and a claimed maximum output of (33kW; 44hp) at 3,000 The figures 10/45 in the car’s referred respectively to the Tax horsepower (on car tax was based till 1928) and horsepower in PS (i.e. applying the standard formula).

The car was offered a standard wheelbase of 2,840mm or a longer wheelbase of 3,140mm The Shorter wheelbase Standard 6N as the entry level model 1930, but the longer wheel ceased to be available with the engine before the end of 1928. [ 6 ] The body was made from which at this time was a feature on North American but still unusual in Europe.

By Adler had produced 6,533 of Standard 6Ns.

Adler Standard 6A 12/50 – 1933) Adler Standard 6S (1928 – 1934) [ edit ]

The 6A and 6S had been added to the range by the end of They still featured six engines, but the bore was increased and the engine size was 2,916 cc. [ 7 ] maximum power from the cc engine was 60PS (44kW; Apart from the cylinder the engine was little changed the 2,540 cc unit of the Standard 6N, but the ratio was slightly raised, and the production run a Stromberg U1 carbureter the Pallas SAD 3 carburettor which was carried over from the 6N. [ 8 ]

Standard 6 (3U) (1933 – [ edit ]

The rebodied Standard 6 appeared at the Berlin Motor in February 1933. The 2,916cc (44kW; 59hp) side-valve six engine was carried forward the existing Standard 6. The new car had a lower frame and independent suspension at the like the smaller engined Favorit which appeared in the year. Attention also on the new ZF four speed transmission and the all-steel body which, as came from Ambi-Budd in the district of Berlin. [ 9 ]

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400 of these cars were before the model was replaced by the Diplomat which came a new engine, a new name and a year from 1935, a new body. The of name had become necessary a rash of new model launches the German auto-industry in the early causing the name “Standard” – has a meaning in German not dissimilar to its in English — to become in a decade of growth and an increasingly market for new cars. [ 10 ]

Celebrity [ edit ]

The Kleyer brothers, sons of the founder Heinrich Kleyer, friends of the architect Walter whose Bauhaus movement was to attract much interest the chattering classes. Gropius a completely new body for the Adler which was exhibited at the Paris Show in October 1930 and a few later at the Berlin show. The attracted much attention and but very few serious customers.

As far as is 3 of the Gropius designed Adler saloons were built by Neuss and a further 3 cabriolets built by coachbuilders Karmann. [ 2 ] The venture into car design is historically interesting but not commercially

The exercise had its parallel in France at about the same time Le undertook a similar exercise for the Voisin. apparently encountering lacklustre customer demand in for his effort. [ 2 ]

Celebrity global [ edit ]

Between 1927 and the Mülheim born racing Clärenore Stinnes. driving an Standard 6, undertook the first successful round-the-world drive.

References [ edit ]

This incorporates information from the Wikipedia equivalent article .

Werner (2001). Deutsche 1920-1945, Band (vol) 2 (in Motorbuch Verlag. ISBN

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