Friday, 19 December 2014

A Query Answered Perhaps?



That great man Soub has been attempting to identify this car for some time now.  It was seen in Sainsburys car park some time ago and we had no idea what it was.  I still haven't.   Is it a 'Lloyd Alexander' built by 'Norddeutscher Lloyd?  



So the question is can our car be one of these two that he found?




What thinkest thou petrol heads....?

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10 comments:

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

'Tis a quaint little car. What did I win?

Adullamite said...

Jerry, You win the car! Just pop over and collect it before the council clear it away.

Lady Di Tn said...

Not a gear head so I cannot help you solve the mystery.
I think I might have to pop over and help with your WWII search. To bad you did not get the first one completed. Now I understand the 12-14 post. I am not in the 75 per cent so you would be safe with me to help out. LOL
Must head to the wrapping to be done. I do have a Robert Frost complex today. Peace

Lee said...

It is a Lloyd Alexander, Adullamite.

I just did a Google search on it...and that'd be what it be.

Relax Max said...

Lee knows all. I had to cheat and blow up your picture in PhotoShop to read "Alexander T3" on the red car's rear.

Interesting site of oddball (to me) cars here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/60338281@N06/favorites/with/13987234977/lightbox/

I knew none of them by sight but they are all identified at the bottom of the pictures. Surely some would stump even Soub.

Adullamite said...

Lady, I hope your wrapping is successful!

Lee, I hope Soub is grateful for your excellent work!
A smart little car but I doubt there are many spares.

Max, Indeed that seems to be the case. Anyway I fear to disagree with Lee. Nice site that!

soubriquet said...

It is a Lloyd alexander TS, not a T3.... It's a record long time for me to identify an odd vehicle. When I first saw it I thought of a Borgward Isabella, mainly because an old bloke I knew had one in the sixties, and it was similar.
I now know that the Lloyds were built in Bremen, and Norddeutscher Automobil Fabrik was merged with Borgward.Your pictured car was built from 1957-61, when Borgward went bankrupt, despite the fact that the Arabella and Isabella were selling well, a cash flow crisis occurred and the Bremen banks refused to lend money to the company. This company failure opened up a niche for a mid-range german manufacturer, and let BMW start its climb into the car market away from bubble-cars.

Adullamite said...

Soub, I never realised BMW made Bubblecars!

soubriquet said...

The BMW Isetta? in three or four wheel versions?
http://cartype.com/pages/749/bmw_isetta_300__1958

Adullamite said...

Soub, The Bubble car I remember! I didn't realise BMW made those! Goodness gracious!