1952 Dyna-Veritas Sprint

Rétromobile 2020 - RM Sotheby’s
Wednesday, 5 February 2020
$77,207 (€70,150)
Sale Price
5 February 2020
Sold Date
Lot Number
Older Restoration
RM Sotheby's
Auction House
Chassis No. 28854. Metallic green over tan leather. “Sprint” model with a 745-cc, 38-hp Panhard twin. 4-speed manual. Hubcaps, whitewalls, black cloth boot cover, speedometer, and clock.

Evaluation:  Older restoration | Represented as one of 10 known to exist. Blistering paint with chips and cracks on the tail. Blistering and chips on the door edges as well. Good, lightly worn interior. A presentable but old restoration.

Bottom Line: The few people who have even heard of Veritas mostly know it for the expensive and odd-looking but potent BMW-powered sports cars in Germany’s postwar racing scene. The more humble Panhard-based Dyna-Veritas was intended to be a volume production model (to fund the company’s racing habit), but it flopped. Today, RM Sotheby’s claims as few as 10 Dyna-Veritases are left. This one is less than perfect, but it still made its way into the wallets of a few bidders in Paris to land well over its €60,000 high estimate.

by Hagerty Insider
22 August 2020
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