NSU 1000 TT Busch

NSU 1000 TT

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Brand - Reference

Busch 47115

Type

NSU 1000 TT 1965.

Comments

Unpainted model. Tail lights inserted (all red), but headlights curiously represented by grey paint pads on a chrome background: it’s ugly! The windows are very transparent and allow you to see that the steering wheel is too big: it touches the seat. Burrs on the tyres, visible in the photo.

Model to scale (except for wheels): it’s rare enough to be noted.

Most of the pictures, like the one that illustrates this article, show a chrome grille bar with a thin black line. The Busch model shows the opposite, which was the case of the previous Prinz model. So, it would be a wise mix, as often, to save on the mould and/or decoration.

History

The NSU TT was built, with variants, from 1965 to 1972, by NSU Motorenwerke (Neckarsulm Strickmaschinen Union).

Features (1965 model): four-cylinder engine, 1085 cm³, 40.5 kW (55 hp) DIN. Tyres 135-12. Top speed 150 km/h.

Note: on many photos, we can see the rear cover — that of the engine — ajar. Indeed, it appears that the engine cooling was very insufficient; this was the easy way to overcome this problem. I suppose that suitable kits were sold for this purpose. Busch did not reproduce this feature on the scale model…

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NSU 1000 TT

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Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Length 3 793 43.6 43.0
Width 1 490 17.1 17.0
Height 1 364 15.7 15.8
Wheelbase 2 250 25.9 26.0
Front track 1 260 14.5 14.6
Rear track 1 248 14.3 14.6
Wheel diameter 526 6.0 5.8
Tyre width 135 1.6 1.9