Hail the Prince

Sometimes the way a car is presented graphically transcends the quality of the car itself.

Depending on your perspective, this is either the human genius of marketing - or evidence of how stupid we are as a breed.

Whichever your personal perspective, you can't help but enjoy these lovely graphic representations of NSU's super-compact family car, which, in its various manifestations, was the ubiquitous German runabout between 1957 and 1973.

The quirky little gem had a number of brain-fathers. The racy TTS version was penned by Scaglione, and looked incredibly appealing in a left-field, Joe 90 kind of way.

When you think of how the German economy came to dominate Europe in the years- this little motor helped motor the country out of the ruins.

If Issigonis's Mini was the totem of England's sixties swing, then surely the The Prince deserves a bit of recognition