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"Wer den Tod nicht scheut, fährt Lloyd!"
"He who does not fear death drives a Lloyd."

There is a great museum at Schramberg in which approx. 130 German cars and bikes and other vehicles from 1945-1970 are exhibited.

Lloyd Motoren Werke G.m.b.H. was founded in 1949, had a successful decade in the fifties and finished production in 1963 after the breakdown of the Borgward group. In the mid-fifties, Lloyd was number three (after Volkswagen and Opel) in German new car registrations!

This here is a row of Lloyd cars, from right to left:
The black LP 300 from 1950-1952 with its wooden carcass, covered with artificial leather, 10 HP and maximum speed of 70 km/h. I rember the wreck of an LP 300 lying in a nearby forest: we used to play with it...
LS 600 station wagon, 19 HP, from 1955-1961. The spur on the engine bonnet was later abolished as a potential hazard to pedestrians in case of a collision (what about Rolls-Royce's Emily?)
Lloyd Alexander, 19 HP, from 1957-1961 was developed from LP 600 and received a synchronized four-speed gearbox. (My first teacher owned the TS version which was his full pride.)
Lloyd Arabella, 38 HP, already had some remarkable aspects of passive safety, was the only four-cylinder Lloyd and intended to lead the company out of the compact car class. Unfortunately there was ingress of water during rain, earning her the nickname "Aquabella", and frequent gearbox failures, leading to the Borgward group's bankruptcy.
Last Lloyd in line: LT 600 six-seated bus, drastically undermotorized, vmax = 80 km/h but 4,02 m long.

The two cars on the left are not Lloyds. Repost of an image from 19-01-01.

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