1976 MELKUS RS 1000


  • An incredibly rare classic German sports car, presented in excellent overall condition and with several high-performance modifications.
  • It is thought to be the only Melkus powered by a 1.3-litre two-stroke ‘Müller-Andernach’ V6 with three Solex twin carburettors, now producing 110hp and 133lb-ft of torque, coupled to a five-speed manual gearbox with modified ratios.
  • Weighing around 720kg, this RS 1000 can reach a top speed of around 125mph.
  • In 2006, the car took part in a handover ceremony beside the Dresden Frauenkirche, which was featured on the German news program ‘Tagesthemen’.


  • This Melkus RS 1000 features Ferrari Giallo Modena paintwork and a black and grey interior with yellow accents.
  • Alongside its retrofitted engine, it has also been fitted with a custom hand-built Melkus exhaust, a bespoke electronic ignition system, customised instrument dials and a fire extinguisher.
  • The car will be accompanied by a tool roll, a spare wheel and a collection of maintenance invoices.


  • There is no known prior bodywork damage.
  • The Ferrari Giallo Modena paintwork is in good overall condition, with some minor blemishes around the bumpers, sills and door handles, but with no significant wear or damage.
  • Inside, the two-tone black and grey upholstery has some age-related creasing, and a few scratches can be seen on the face of the steering wheel.
  • There are no known electrical or mechanical faults.
  • The spark plugs and ignition coils have been replaced during the vendor’s ownership.


This Melkus RS 1000 is a very good example of the 1970s sports car, boasting an uprated 1.3-litre Müller-Andernach engine, a gorgeous Ferrari Giallo Modena finish and various tasteful modifications. One of only 101 examples ever produced, it would make an eye-catching and exceptionally rare addition to any collection of classic automobiles.

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Car Overview

  • 13,456 km
  • manual
  • LHD
  • Ferrari Giallo Modena
  • Black
  • 1.3L
  • VIN1131649

Lot Overview

  • Lot #05730
  • private Sale
  • Bissendorf, Osnabrück, Germany


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Interior  (25)

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