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1959 Goliath Express 1100 pickup Original unrestored rare collecticble condition

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Last update: 25.08.2013

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Date: 2015-10-31
It is extremely difficult for me to make an offer until I know more details about this truck.Is your truck located in Salt Lake City, Utah?Please be so kind to call me between 1800 and 2100 hours 96:00pm-9:00pm Pacific Daylight Time: 858-454-2628Your cooperation is most appreciated.  Many thanks for everything.Best,Howard Howard G. Singer (from La Jolla, California - USA) offered usd
Car location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Sale type: Fixed price listing

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Manufacturer: other makes
Model: Goliath Express 1100 Pickup Truck
Year: 1959
Type: pickup truck
Color: Red
Mileage: 10,096
Engine: 4 cylinder water cooled ho
Transmission: 4 speed manual on the column
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: Original Condition
Interior Color: Red
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1959 Goliath Express 1100 pickup Original unrestored rare collecticble condition for sale

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  • 1959 Goliath Express 1100 pickup Original unrestored rare collecticble condition
  • 1959 Goliath Express 1100 pickup Original unrestored rare collecticble condition
  • 1959 Goliath Express 1100 pickup Original unrestored rare collecticble condition
  • 1959 Goliath Express 1100 pickup Original unrestored rare collecticble condition
  • 1959 Goliath Express 1100 pickup Original unrestored rare collecticble condition
  • 1959 Goliath Express 1100 pickup Original unrestored rare collecticble condition
  • 1959 Goliath Express 1100 pickup Original unrestored rare collecticble condition
  • 1959 Goliath Express 1100 pickup Original unrestored rare collecticble condition
  • 1959 Goliath Express 1100 pickup Original unrestored rare collecticble condition
  • 1959 Goliath Express 1100 pickup Original unrestored rare collecticble condition
  • 1959 Goliath Express 1100 pickup Original unrestored rare collecticble condition

This is a '59 Goliath Express 1100 pick-up.    Please check out hooniverse "DOT" com/2012/10/25/1959-goliath-1100-pick-up/#comments for many more zoom view photos of the truck and info.  There is also so video posted on you tube dot com of the truck being driven and it idling in my driveway with a walk-around of the exterior/interior.

It is 1 of 2 running/driving trucks in North America (4 total I am told).   It belonged to a former Mercedes Benz executive who had it brought over from Germany to where he lived in Michigan. Upon retiring he returned to Germany & sold it to a collector who held it from 2005 until last year in his "museum" (cough-cough).   I happened onto the truck and sadly. do not have room to keep it nor the funds/skill to properly restore (as it deserves).  I hope that it finds a loving home and gets a further lease on life.

The truck does run & drive. nbsp;it has new tires and a battery. battery ground cable (all else is original).   This particular motor gave birth to Subaru's boxer 4 cylinder water cooled engines (still in use today) – this was Goliath's swan song and also what piqued my interest in the little German Cab-over truck initially – along with that “smile” – it is unique to say the least. moreover this truck is art that drives! All "Sekurit" logos on OEM glass are present (no cracks or chips).  

I was surprised to learn that the truck sports a solid steel drop forged spindled 1-ton rear axle (NS) and is front-wheel drive.  

Here is a list of what's been done since I received the Express 1100;

New Battery New Braided Ground Cable New Tires Carburetor Tune-up Respring Valve Cover Tensioning Bars (still leaks some oil) Fuel tank removed/patch-welded/lined Brake fluid flushed/replaced Brakes machined and bledAll work performed by ASE certified mechanic (also a Goliath van owner) & collector

Runs well considering how long she has sat.   Fuel gauge doesn't work. ODO does work (great shift point details at certain MPH for lack of tachometer) and shows just over 10K miles on it (now at 10. 96) – after driving for a bit. I am thinking maybe the previous owners were correct in their claim that these are original miles.   I can't imagine anyone being able to suffer through 110. 00+miles of driving so slowly (geared very low. probably to enable that 1 ton rear axle & heavy loads that it hauled).  I have also been told by a Goliath collector from my last listing that the earlier Goliaths were geared even lower and were in fact. nbsp;MUCH slower than this truck.  This same collector also tells me that the cylinder head is of the very rare last of their production where the spark is introduced at the side instead of the head (rather than on the top like the majority of the 1100s).  Who knew?

Wish I had the room to keep it and the money/skills/time to properly restore it – but I simply don't.   I have been waiting around on a few interested restorers to take it home. but to date no one has done so.   Time for her to go to a new home - I have more vehicles than parking spaces & need to change that.  If you have little to no feedback on eBay. please contact me prior to bidding or your bid will be deleted.  Also. I have nearly $15K into the truck. so no sidebar lowball offers. please and thanks!  Please shoot me a text or call with any questions 801-580-7917 and thank you for taking a look. You can learn more about Goliath Werke in the article below.  

The Goliath 1100 was a model line that included sedans. wagons and light trucks in the mid-'50s to early '60s.  The "Express" was the light truck and car series. The company. Goliath Werke (part of Carl. F. W. Borgward GmbH. . which included Lloyd Werke and Hansa Werke) produced many different types of automobiles. large trucks. and various other modes of transport. in addition to this little truck.  In 1961. under dubious circumstances the factory filed for bankruptcy and ceased operations.  Carl. F. W. Borgward died in 1963 from heart failure.

Goliath was a German car brand started in 1928 and which was part of the Borgward group. Goliath was based in  Bremen and specialized in three wheeler cars and trucks and medium sized cars.

The company Goliath-Werke Borgward & Co. was created by Carl F. W. Borgward and Wilhelm Tecklenburg in 1928. The first models were three-wheelers trucks derived from the Blitzkarren previously built by Borgward. The first passenger car was the Goliath Pioneer in 1931. which still had three wheels and a one-cylinder engine. Until 1934. 4000 of these small cars where produced in various types of body. The Pioneer was considered as a forerunner of the Hansa models 400 and 500.

After World War II
[edit] Personal car models
Goliath GP 700
Goliath 700 1955

These were front wheel drive two door sedans.

    * Goliath GP700 (1950-1957) — two cylinder. inline. two stroke. water cooled. transverse engine (anticipating the Mini and many recent cars). In 1952 introduced Bosch direct fuel injection. around the same time as the Gutbrod Superior 600; they were the first two cars to use this technology.

    * Goliath GP900 (1955-1957) — two cylinder. inline two stroke. water cooled. transverse engine. Bosch direct fuel injection.

    * Goliath 1100 (1957-1958) — four cylinder opposed four stroke water cooled engine

[edit] Light trucks
Goliath Dreirad

    * Goliath GD750 three-wheeler (1949-1955)
    * Goliath Dreirad (1955-1961)
    * Goliath GV800 (1951-1953)
    * Goliath Express (1953-1961)

[edit] The End

From 1958. the Goliath 1100 models were sold under the brand Hansa. the Borgward group wanted to forget the two-stroke engine and three wheeler image.

Three years later. in 1961. the Borgward group collapsed.

Also published at eBay.com

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Comments and questions to the seller:

from carsten hesz, dated 10 march 2017
please call me, ich spreche deuts un englisch
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from Dr. A. Bilciurescu, dated 19 june 2014
Dear Sir,

I'm interested in buying this Goliath Express 1100 Pickup Truck. Please answer if it's still for sale to this e-mail: tisevlad@yahoo.com
For a better transaction, I could contact you by phone, despite the big difference between our countries.

With respect,

Dr. A. Bilciurescu
Germany


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