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The Lloyd LP 300 was a small car, which for the Borgward group belonging Lloyd Motoren Werke, Bremen produced by 1950 to 1952. By January 1951, the manufacturer was known as Lloyd Maschinenfabrik.
Engine and transmission
Lloyd was driven by a forward of front transverse-mounted air-cooled two-stroke two-cylinder engine (twin) with a displacement of 293 cc, who made 10 hp at 4000 rpm. The force is transferred through a non-synchronized three-speed transmission to the front wheels. The top speed was about 70 km / h and the fuel consumption was 5.5 l/100 km ( two-stroke mixture 1: 25).
Borgward had the engine-transmission unit of the construction company INKA (engineering and construction joint venture) in Hude (Oldenburg) can be developed, the engineers of the former Auto Union in Chemnitz came. This similarity of the unit with the pre-war constructions was DKW unmistakable. The Krückstockschaltung the dashboard reminded DKW.
Frame and Body
The four-seat body of the car was built up on a central tube with cross-beams and a base plate made of steel. It consisted of one with plywood and bent sheet metal parts planked wooden frame and was covered with artificial leather. Bumps resembled one felt mat from under the leather skin. The similarity of the artificial leather with the material of a sticking plaster led to the jocular name Leukoplastbomber .
Rear-hinged rear doors allowed for a relatively easy entry and exit. Sliding window, which unlike crank windows do not have a mechanism in the doors, came the inner width (and the price) of very small car in good stead. The bonnet of the first version was unusually small and was replaced in late 1951 by a wider. The trunk could be used only from within.
The car had rear independent suspension on two transverse leaf springs in front and a swing axle with semi-elliptic lengthwise. Beginning in January 1952, with a supplement of 70.00 DM wish shocks available. The brakes were operated by cables.
The production of the LP 300 began in May 1950 as a sedan (LP). From the spring of 1951, a combination (LS), Box (LK) and coupe version was offered (LC). Overall, some 18,500 vehicles were produced. At the beginning of the construction cost, the sedan 3334.00 DM corresponds to a current price of 7,900 euros.