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Heinz Melkus, an East German racer, established the Melkus brand of single seat racing vehicles and sports cars in Dresden. From 1959 until 1986 and again from 2009 to 2012, the firm was operational. Many of the original parts for the automobiles, including the engines, come from Wartburgs and Trabants. The race cars participated in the Formula 3, Formula Junior, and Formula Ford competitions. Toyota and Volkswagen provided the engines for the vehicles from 2009 to 2012.


From 1959 through 1986, the firm solely made the Melkus RS 1000 road vehicle. A tweaked mid-mounted Wartburg 3-cylinder 2-stroke engine propelled the svelte sports automobile. Although some of the later automobiles featured the 1200 cc variant, most of the cars utilized the 992 cc version. Gullwing doors were on it. 101 vehicles were produced.
In 1986, the firm discontinued producing automobiles. Heinz Melkus and his family began operating a BMW dealership in Dresden at the beginning of the 1990s.

The RS 1000[1] sports vehicle would be re-released, according to Melkus Engineering, a German business controlled by Peter Melkus, Heinz Melkus's son. From 2009 until 2012, a brand-new model called the Melkus RS 2000 was created. It was initially intended to be powered by an Opel or a 150–200 horsepower (110–150 kW; 150–200 PS) turbocharged Volkswagen engine. Additionally, a GT model with 300 horsepower is being discussed (220 kW; 300 PS).
2009's Frankfurt International Motor Show saw the debut of the redesigned RS 2000.
In August 2012, Melkus' automobile manufacturing division filed for bankruptcy.

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