Silver Arrows - Silberpfeile 1934-1939
Special exhibition at the Louwman Museum in The Hague: 11 October 2012 to 6 January 2013
The legendary pre-war Mercedes-Benz racing cars on show outside Germany for the first time in 30 years. The original W25, W125, W154 and W164 models are displayed together with the 1936 W 25 12-cylinder Rekordwagen in which Rudolf Caracciola reached the incredible speed of 372 km/h.
Zundapp, an established motorcycle company, produced this remarkable microcar from 1956-1958.
The Golf was introduced in July 1974 as the replacement for the Beetle. It was sold as the Rabbit in the USA.
Hoffmann manufactured bicycles before venturing out into the world of motorcycles and microcars. The Auto-Kabine 250 was based on the Isetta, but the design was adapted somewhat (side doors) as they were unable to acquire an official licence from ISO. BMW (who did have a licence to make Isettas) successfully sued Hoffmann, who had to cease production after just over 100 vehicles had been sold.
Heinkel [DE] 1955-1958
Borgward Isabella 1954-1961
The German Ford Köln (named for the city of Cologne, where the factory was located), was marketed as a real people's car (Volkswagen) long before the VW started production.
The B Rekord was very similar to the A model, but with new grille and rectangular headlamps.
The new Rekord was larger and roomier than the P2. It took styling clues from the US Chevy II. Available in 2-door, 4-door and Caravan versions. From 1964 on a coupé and a six-cylinder model appeared.
Ford Taunus 12M & 15M 1955-1957 (Weltkugel)