Goliath (company)

Goliath-Werke Borgward & Co.
Automobile Manufacturing
Industry Automotive
Founded 1928
Founder Carl F. W. Borgward
Wilhelm Tecklenburg
Defunct 1961
Headquarters Bremen, Germany
Products Vehicles
Automotive parts
Parent Borgward

Goliath-Werke Borgward & Co. was a German car manufacturer started by Carl F. W. Borgward and Wilhelm Tecklenburg in 1928, and was part of the Borgward group. Goliath was based in Bremen and specialized in three-wheeler cars and trucks and medium-sized cars. Their vehicles were sold under the Goliath brand.

Early history

Goliath Atlas (1934)

The first models were three-wheeler trucks derived from the Blitzkarren previously built by Borgward. The first passenger car was the Goliath Pionier in 1931, which still had three wheels and a one-cylinder engine. Until 1934, 4,000 of these small cars were produced in various types of body. The Pionier was considered as a forerunner of the Hansa models 400 and 500.

After World War II

Personal car models

Goliath GP700 2-door saloon
Goliath 1100 2-door saloon

These were front-wheel-drive two-door sedans, station wagons and coupes.

Light trucks

Goliath three-wheeler pickup
1956 Goliath Express

The end

From 1958, the Goliath 1100 models were sold under the brand Hansa; the Borgward group wanted to downplay the two-stroke engine and three-wheeler image.

Three years later, in 1961, the Borgward group collapsed.


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