Re: Borgward-Goliath


Dick Tuttle
 

Lloyd-Hansa GMBH produced three makes, Borgward, the top line, Goliath, the
middle class, and Lloyd, the bottom feeder, in Bremen. The last Goliaths that
came here were called Hansa. When the company folded, Borgward production
equipment was moved to Monterrey, Mexico, where some 6 cylinder cars were
produced, mostly for taxi use by a company called Impulsora Automotriz SA, but they
couldn't compete on the market with VW and the American cars there. While the
company's products were good, they were expensive to build being very labor
intensive. The Goliath line disappeared, but the Lloyd Arabella went to Japan
where it became the basis of the Subaru 4 cylinder opposed cars. Subaru
continues to make the boxer type of engine today, though I doubt much of the Lloyd
design is left, other than the layout.

Dick Tuttle

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