Friday, February 10, 2012

1959 Goliath Empress Tiger

I have to admit to knowing very little about this car.

Goliath was part of the German Borgward group, along with Borgward, Hansa and Lloyd.

This is the best I could find out about this car...

"The Goliath Empress was a more deluxe version of the Hansa 1100 standard sedan. In Europe it was called the Luxus. This car featured many of the high performance options also found on the Tiger Coupe. This included the more powerful 63 hp, engine with dual Solex carbs, higher compression ratio, and an integrated oil cooler (the standard engine was 46 hp). Interior features included: leather reclining seats, cigar lighter, electric windshield washer, radio and a horn ring on the steering wheel. Exterior options often included full wheel covers and wide whitewalls. Another distinguishing feature was that both the Empress sedan and Tiger coupe used white rubber moulding around the windshield, the standard Hansa used black rubber."

If you're looking for something unique and intersting to restore, this might be just the car for you.

Located in Mesa, AZ, click here to see the Craigslist ad.


Marlow said...

I have only heard of a Goliath 1100. This is a cool car.

Jon said...

What a weird coincidence. I was was just reading about the Goliath Tigerfish just yesterday.

This has to be the oddest name for a motorized vehicle since the Hodaka Road Toad.