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Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 7:03pm

Bayerische Motoren Werke Typ 326

The BMW 326 was introduced in 1936 as an up-market sedan for the German domestic market. The vehicle was designed by Fritz Fiedler and featured several design innovations – a box chassis readily adaptable for derivative models, torsion-bar rear suspension, and hydraulic brake control. Production of the BMW 326 is undertaken at the firm’s plant in Eisenach.

It its first year of production 2,200 examples of the BMW 326 were sold, followed by 4,060 in 1937. Sales slipped slightly in 1938 to 3,750 units but recovered in 1939 which saw 5,150 units leave the factory. Production is continuing at the present time.

The BMW 327 sports coupé and the BMW 328 roadster are based upon the design of the BMW 326


Sunday, December 12th 2010, 10:48pm

Auto Union Type 75

Auto Union AG recently unveiled a light commercial vehicle built on the chassis of its new Type 60 “Volkswagen” sedan. Sharing many components and some body work the Type 75 Lieferwagen the new vehicle can be equipped with an open or covered tonneau, or full-panel body work for light deliveries. It can also be fitted with a towing pintle. The first vehicles of this type left the Wolfsburg factory in May 1940.


Thursday, December 16th 2010, 12:42am

Kaelble Z6V2A

The largest of the road tractors manufactured by the Kaelble firm the Z6V2A is used by the Reichsbahn, the Reichspost and other commercial haulage firms to move large and oversize freight. It was introduced in 1933 and has been produced in small numbers since that time. It is commonly used to tow multi-wheeled low-load trailers as shown.


Thursday, December 16th 2010, 2:34am

Hansa-Lloyd Express

The Hansa-Lloyd Express, introduced in 1934, was a conventional cargo vehicle in the 1-tonne class. It competed with the offerings of Ford and Opel for the lower end of the German domestic market, and found some success on the export market in Eastern Europe. The final examples of the Express left the factory in the autumn of 1939. Production amounted to 17,700 units.


Friday, December 24th 2010, 7:14pm

Borgward B1000

The Borgward B1000 was introduced in the autumn of 1939 to replace the Hansa Lloyd Express. Nominally rated as a one-tonne chassis it could be fitted as cargo-carrier or delivery van, or use as the basis for specialist municipal vehicles.


Saturday, January 1st 2011, 2:18am

Saurer 4BTD

The Österreichische Saurerwerke AG of Vienna was organised in 1906 as a subsidiary of Adolph Saurer AG of Arbon, Switzerland, to manufacture commercial motor trucks. It did so with considerable success throughout the 1920s and 1930s.

The 4BTD design was introduced in 1938 as a commercial load carrier in the 5-ton class, with more than three hundred examples finding customers in the first year of production. Since that time production has continued at the rate of nearly six hundred vehicles per year, many of which are exported to nations in Central and Eastern Europe.


Sunday, January 2nd 2011, 10:18pm

Lanz Bulldog


Friday, September 16th 2011, 6:54pm

Auto Union Typ 200


Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 11:10pm

Borgward B1250


Sunday, November 27th 2011, 12:40am

Auto Union – DKW F10


Sunday, November 27th 2011, 12:41am

Bayerische Motoren Werke Typ 340


Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 7:31pm

Borgward Hansa 1500


Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 8:38pm

Porsche 356


Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 10:38pm

Mercedes Benz 220


Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 8:03pm

Stoewer Arkona


Wednesday, October 26th 2016, 10:26pm

DKW F89 Meisterklasse

The F89 breaks DKW tradition by introducing a front-wheel drive vehicle – its engine is mounted transversely – and it thus has far more interior room when compared to vehicles of similar size with conventional configuration, as well as offering better handling and weight distribution.

It was first revealed late in 1947 as an ‘in-house’ competitor to Auto-Union’s successful Volkswagen marque. Deliveries commenced early in 1948. Body styles included: sedan, cabriolet, and estate. In frank imitation of Volkswagen’s ‘Transporter’, DKW has also announced that the F89 series will feature a light van – known as the ‘Schnellaster’ – which will also feature front-wheel drive.

Engine: DKW 2-cylinder, water-cooled, 684 cc, mounted transversely.
Bore/stroke: 76mm x 76mm
Maximum power: 23 hp at 4,500 rpm
Transmission: 4F1R, manual
Wheelbase: 2,350mm
Track: 1,190mm
Width: 1,450mm
Length: 4,200mm
Dry weight: 860 kg
Tyres: 5.50-16