The Plan

The original plan to build a high quality collector's scale model was born in 1979. At that time the only existing AUTO UNION Type D was on exhibit at Schroeder & Weise book and Automobilia shop in Hannover, Germany.

There are two important considerations in building a large scale model: First is obtaining precise measurements. Second is finding an artist to produce the model.

The first series of FINE ART AUTO UNION 1:10 came to an unexpected stop due to the sudden death of Carlo Brianzas 1986. 15 years later, Martin Schroeder proudly presents his new project


Development 1999-2005
Prototype presentation,  2005
Scale 1:8
Every example to be built after a specific historic AUTO UNION GP car
Total production limited to 25
Included with the model will be a certificate of origin, a showcase and a booklet

The first of the AUTO UNION 1:8 series will be the Bernd Rosemeyer 1936 Nürburgring German Grand Prix winning Type C.

Further AUTO UNION types scheduled:

Type A Longtail
Type B
Type Lucca
Type Avus
Hill Climb Car Type C/D
1938 Record Car
Type D