Photographer's Note

One wheel lacking?

The production of three-wheeled delivery vehicles in post-war Germany had her roots still in the Third Reich, was resumed 1948/49 and continued until 1955/56 when 100.000 three-wheelers were registrated all over the democratic part of our country.

Both delivery trucks had a cargo load of 750 kg, with a power of 13 HP and vmax = 50-55 km/h. Prices varied from 3300 DM for the simplest platform truck to 4800 DM for the special demands of livestock transportation.

"Goliath GD 750" (to the right) had a propulsion via the rear axis, while "Tempo Hanseat" (left) was propelled via the single frontwheel. The production plant for the latter was sold to India, where production went on and was not finished before 2000.

The Hanseat's number plate is very special as it begins with AE. In the time of four German zones of occupation, the American zone needed a big port, for which the city of Bremen was chosen - unfortunately completely surrounded by the British zone and without any land connection to the remaning U.S. zone which consisted of south German provinces of Hesse, Bavaria and parts of Baden-Württemberg. AE was nicknamed "American Exclave" and used on the cars of Bremen :-) (not kidding!)

Seen inside Auto- und Uhrenwelt, Schramberg, Black Forest.

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  • Copyright: Sven Erich Czernik (Energysavingelk) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 401 W: 1 N: 1190] (5311)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2018-12-28
  • Categories: Transportation
  • Exposure: f/0.9, 30 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2020-01-08 0:41
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