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1958 Lloyd LP-600 "Alexander"

By 1958 the Lloyd motor had reached a very grown-up 600 cc.
However- for insurance technicalities, the engine was de-tuned to 19hp.
Drivers would step on the gas and find that it took 60 seconds to reach 100 km/h.

The 600 "Alexander" had a higher trim level than the "Standard" 600 and a Fourth gear with a fully synchronized transmission.

It also had a rear truck lid that could be opened from the outside!
Luggage had to be stowed behind the rear seat from inside the car on previous models
Another model the "Alexander TS" had a bump in horsepower to 25hp.

Lloyd tried to keep up with the Joneses in the car industry.
However, like other ambitious projects of the Borgward parent company, it accumulated a large amount of debt. After the bankruptcy in 1961,the Bremen plant was taken over by Siemens, among others.

Manufacturer: Lloyd Maschinenfabrik GmbH, Bremen, Germany

Model: Lp-600 Alexander Motor: Lloyd, 4-stroke Body: Steel
Years Built: 1957 - 1961 No. Cylinders: 2 Chassis: Tube
No. Produced: 176524 Displacement: 592 cc Suspension Front: Trans. Leaf
No. Surviving: n/a Horsepower: 19 Suspension Rear: Swing axle
Length: 3 355 mm Gearbox: 4 + rev Steering: Rack & Pinion
Width: 1 410 mm Starter: Elec. Starter Brakes: Hydraulic
Weight: 570 kg Electrics: 6 v 4 Wheels: 4.25 x 15"
Interior: 4 seats Ignition: Coil Top Speed: 100 km/h

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