History

 

TRADITION AND INNOVATION

UNIFIED VEHICLE DESIGN

Borgward, the best German Car Brand, has already made history. Whilst evocative of a glorious past, we are now focused on future endeavors.

 

BLITZKARREN

Specification

BLITZKARREN
Production period 1924
Drivertrain Air-cooled one-cylinder engine, 120 cc
Power 2.2 hp
VMax n. a.

GOLIATH PIONIER

Specification

GOLIATH PIONIER
Production period 1933-1935
Drivertrain Air-cooled one-cylinder engine, 198 cc
Power 6.7 hp
VMax 55 km/h

HANSA 400/500

Specification

HANSA 400/500
Production period 1933–1935
Drivertrain Air-cooled two-cylinder rear engine, 400 cc (from 1934 500 cc)
Power 12 / 14 PS
VMax 65 / 70 km/h

HANSA 1100

Specification

HANSA 1100
Production period 1934–1939
Drivertrain 1.1-litre four-cylinder, 1,088 cc, four-speed manual gearbox
Power 27.5 hp
VMax 90 km/h

HANSA 1700

Specification

HANSA 1700
Production period 1934–1939
Drivertrain 1.7-litre six-cylinder, 1688 cc, 4-speed manual gearbox
Power 40 / 46 hp
VMax 110 / 115 km/h

HANSA 1700 SPORT HEBMÜLLER

Specification

HANSA 1700 SPORT HEBMÜLLER
Production period 1936–1939
Drivertrain 1.7-litre six-cylinder, 1688 cc, 4-speed manual gearbox
Power 46 hp
VMax 115 km/h

HANSA 3500

HANSA 3500

Specification

HANSA 3500
Production period 1937–1939
Drivertrain 3.5-litre six-cylinder, 3485 cc, 4-speed manual gearbox
Power 90 hp
VMax 125 km/h

HANSA 2000

HANSA 2000

Specification

HANSA 2000
Production period 1938–1939
Drivertrain 2.0-litre six-cylinder, 1962 cc, 4-speed manual gearbox
Power 48 hp
VMax 115 km/h

HANSA 2300 - Historical Borgward Car

HANSA 2300

Specification

HANSA 2300

Production period 1939–1942
Drivertrain 2.3-litre six-cylinder, 2292 cc, 4-speed manual gearbox
Power 55 hp
VMax 120 km/h

HANSA 1500 - Historical Borgward Car

HANSA 1500

Specification

HANSA 1500

Production period 1949–1952
Drivertrain 1.5-litre four-cylinder, 1498 cc, 4-speed manual gearbox
Power 48 hp (from 1951: 52 hp)
VMax 121 km/h

HANSA 1500 CABRIOLET - Historical Borgward Car

HANSA 1500 CABRIOLET

Specification

HANSA 1500 CABRIOLET

Production period 1952–1953
Drivertrain 1.5-litre four-cylinder, 1498 cc, 4-speed manual gearbox
Power 52 hp
VMax 120 km/h

HANSA 1500 SPORT-CABRIOLET - Historical Borgward Car

HANSA 1500 SPORT-CABRIOLET

Specification

HANSA 1500 SPORT-CABRIOLET

Production period 1950–1953
Drivertrain 1.5-litre four-cylinder, 1498 cc, 4-speed manual gearbox
Power 66 hp
VMax 150 km/h

HANSA 1500 KOMBI - Historical Borgward Car

HANSA 1500 KOMBI

Specification

HANSA 1500 KOMBI

Production period 1950–1952
Drivertrain 1.5-litre four-cylinder, 1498 cc, 4-speed manual gearbox
Power 52 hp
VMax 120 km/h

HANSA 1800 - Historical Borgward Car

HANSA 1800

Specification

HANSA 1800
Production period 1952–1954
Drivertrain 1.8-litre four-cylinder, 1758 cc, 3-speed manual gearbox (from 1953 4-speed manual gearbox)
Power 60 hp
VMax 136 km/h

HANSA 1800 KOMBI - Historical Borgward Car

HANSA 1800 KOMBI

Specification

HANSA 1800 KOMBI
Production period 1952–1954
Drivertrain 1.8-litre four-cylinder, 1758 cc, 4-speed manual gearbox
Power 60 hp
VMax 125 km/h

HANSA 1800 KOMBI DIESEL - Historical Borgward Car

HANSA 1800 KOMBI DIESEL

Specification

HANSA 1800 KOMBI DIESEL
Production period 1952–1954
Drivertrain 1.8-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, 1758 cc, 4-speed manual gearbox
Power 42 hp
VMax 100 km/h

HANSA 1800 CABRIOLET - Historical Borgward Car

HANSA 1800 CABRIOLET

Specification

HANSA 1800 CABRIOLET
Production period 1952–1954
Drivertrain 1.8-litre four-cylinder, 1758 cc, 4-speed manual gearbox
Power 60 hp
VMax 125 km/h

HANSA 1800 DIESEL - Historical Borgward Car

HANSA 1800 DIESEL

Specification

HANSA 1800 DIESEL
Production period 1952–1954
Drivertrain 1.8-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, 1758 cc, 4-speed manual gearbox
Power 42 hp
VMax 100 km/h

HANSA 1800 SPORT CABRIOLET - Historical Borgward Car

HANSA 1800 SPORT CABRIOLET

Specification

HANSA 1800 SPORT CABRIOLET
Production period 1953–1954
Drivertrain 1.8-litre four-cylinder, 1758 cc, 4-speed manual gearbox
Power 60 hp
VMax 150 km/h

HANSA 2400 PULLMAN - Historical Borgward Car

HANSA 2400 PULLMAN

Specification

HANSA 2400 PULLMAN
Production period 1953–1955
Drivertrain 2.3-litre six-cylinder, 2337 cc, 4-speed manual gearbox (optional: 3-speed Hansamatic fluid drive)
Power 82 hp
VMax 150 km/h (145km/h with Hansamatic)

HANSA 2400 S - Historical Borgward Car

HANSA 2400 S

Specification

HANSA 2400 S
Production period 1952–1955
Drivertrain 2.3-litre six-cylinder, 2337 cc, 4-speed manual gearbox (optional: 3-speed Hansamatic fluid drive)
Power 82 hp
VMax 150 km/h (145km/h with Hansamatic)

HANSA 2400 PULLMAN II - Historical Borgward Car

HANSA 2400 PULLMAN II

Specification

HANSA 2400 PULLMAN II
Production period 1955–1958
Drivertrain 2.3-litre six-cylinder, 2337 cc, 4-speed manual gearbox (optional: 3-speed Hansamatic fluid drive)
Power 100 hp
VMax 160 km/h (148 km/h with Hansamatic)

ISABELLA - Historical Borgward Car

ISABELLA

Specification

ISABELLA
Production period 1954–1961
Drivertrain 1.5-litre four-cylinder, 1493 cc, 4-speed manual gearbox
Power 60 hp
VMax 130 km/h

ISABELLA TS - Historical Borgward Car

ISABELLA TS

Specification

ISABELLA TS
Production period 1955–1961
Drivertrain 1.5-litre four-cylinder, 1493 cc, 4-speed manual gearbox (optional 4-speed Hansamatic)
Power 75 hp
VMax 150 km/h (145km/h with Hansamatic)

ISABELLA TS CABRIO - Historical Borgward Car

ISABELLA TS CABRIO

Specification

ISABELLA TS CABRIO
Production period 1957–1961
Drivertrain 1.5-litre four-cylinder, 1493 cc, 4-speed manual gearbox (optional 4-speed Hansamatic)
Power 75 hp
VMax 150 km/h (145 km/h with Hansamatic)

ISABELLA CABRIO - Historical Borgward Car

ISABELLA CABRIO

Specification

ISABELLA CABRIO
Production period 1955–1961
Drivertrain 1.5-litre four-cylinder, 1493 cc, 4-speed manual gearbox
Power 60 hp
VMax 130 km/h

ISABELLA COUPÉ - Historical Borgward Car

ISABELLA COUPÉ

Specification

ISABELLA COUPÉ
Production period 1957–1961
Drivertrain 1.5-litre four-cylinder, 1493 cc, 4-speed manual gearbox (optional 4-speed Hansamatic)
Power 75 hp
VMax 150 km/h (145km/h with Hansamatic)

ISABELLA COUPÉ CABRIO - Historical Borgward Car

ISABELLA COUPÉ CABRIO

Specification

ISABELLA COUPÉ CABRIO
Production period 1958–1961
Drivertrain 1.5-litre four-cylinder, 1493 cc, 4-speed manual gearbox
Power 75 hp
VMax 150 km/h

ISABELLA COMBI - Historical Borgward Car

ISABELLA COMBI

Specification

ISABELLA COMBI
Production period 1955–1961
Drivertrain 1.5-litre four-cylinder, 1493 cc, 4-speed manual gearbox
Power 60 hp
VMax 130 km/h

ARABELLA - Historical Borgward Car

ARABELLA

Specification

ARABELLA
Production period 1959–1963
Drivertrain 1.5-litre four-cylinder, 1493 cc, 4-speed manual gearbox
Power 60 hp
VMax 130 km/h

BORGWARD P 100 - Historical Borgward Car

BORGWARD P 100

Specification

BORGWARD P 100
Production period 1960–1961
Drivertrain 2.3-litre six-cylinder, 2240 cc, 4-speed manual gearbox (optional: 4-speed Hansamatic)
Power 100 hp
VMax 160 km/h (155 km/h with Hansamatic)

A GLOBAL BRAND

MADE IN GERMANY – DRIVEN GLOBALLY

Aside from its German engineering prowess and technical innovations, the Borgward name reflects an international orientation and creates history of the best german car brand across the globe. It has been such, since the very beginning. As early as the 1920s, the company was supplying the Polish post office with the Goliath Standard three-wheeler.

Bolstered in particular by the German economic miracle, the company developed into a global organization and oversaw a broad product range split amongst three distinguished brands – Lloyd (small cars), Goliath (lower mid-range cars, light delivery trucks), and Borgward (mid-range and luxury cars, trucks).

The company’s proximity to the Bremerhaven port was especially advantageous. By the middle of the century, one out of every three cars made in the Bremen area was being shipped abroad. A Borgward catalogue of 1959 listed more than 2,200 authorized dealers and workshops worldwide, covering every continent. From 1955 onwards, the export ratio of the Isabella was further fueled by strong demand from the United States. In fact, after Germany, the US became the second largest market for this most beautiful of Borgward models.
In the history of Borgward Car Brand, 1959 is the record-breaking year. The company built more than 100,000 vehicles, the export ratio across all of Borgward’s vehicle series reached 63.5 percent and a significant 35 percent of all the cars exported by the Group were headed for the USA. At the end of the 1950s, more Borgward Isabellas were sold abroad than any other German-built car.

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