Adler Trumpf Rennlimousine (GERMANY, 1939) 1:18



With Aerodynamics to Sporting Success

Featuring front-wheel drive and four-wheel independent suspension this Trumpf platform in 1935 was designed and built at the Adler plant in Frankfurt. This distinctive streamlined vehicle owes it shape to the influence of designs and patents of airship engineer Paul Jaray.


Because of little experience in the field of aerodynamics, the Frankfurt plant engaged the experienced specialist Baron Reinhard von König-Fachsenfeld. The vehicle impressed with its flowing lines and elongated appearance. A 1.5 liter four-cylinder engine, with a performance of 55 hp, was hidden under the long bonnet.


The car body, shaped in aluminum was designed by the company Vetter in Bad Cannstatt. The dominant elements of the aluminum profile were smooth flush surfaces, in which the doors were integrated nearly without visible contours, and the rear wheels covered with sheet metal. Another eye catcher was the harmonious and gentle indication of the front fenders, which were featured by a slightly swung curve to the doors. The overall appearance conveyed a two-seater sports car on the first glace, which was also called as a “Rennlimousine” because of its closed driver´s cab.


The Frankfurt company was so convinced of the performance of its new car, that they also tried the highest discipline – the world record. In 1935 the company was booking the race track in the French Montlhéry, which was very popular for record drives at that time and was racing the Rennlimousine through the raised corners of the track. After this presentation, the Adler cars were debuting in the racing scene at the 24-hours-racing of Spa-Franchorchamps on 12th/13th of July 1936. They were winning the title in the category for engines until the advent of the 2.0 liter engines. During 1937 and 1939 the company from Frankfurt was expanding its racing participation, but with the world at war further development of the unique Adler-cars was stopped.


Six pieces of these models were produced in total, which partially differs – in the optics as well as in the motorization – a 2.0 liter engine was the strongest version.


#80002 resin limited build of 333   1/18 scale

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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 11 April, 2018.

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