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#1 Crawlerdan

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 03:42 PM

I just purchased a 1957 Goliath 1100 Coupe, it was originally imported to Portland Oregon to a Goliath dealership that was in business in the fifties and early sixties. I have seen more than one person over the years mentioned Goliath on this forum and then hoping to get some information on where to locate a couple Key Parts. The pan and frame of the car are completely rotted out so it will end up being a tube frame Subaru powered go kart basically. But I would like to locate some body parts and tail lights. Please let me know if you have any information on Goliath and Hansa or where I might be able to find some parts

#2 Crawlerdan

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 03:45 PM

It's small

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#3 charles_thomas

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 06:15 PM

That is awesome! Cant help with parts for it, but I am sure someone will step in. I just wanted to express the appreciation.

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 09:49 AM

You came to a Japanese car forum with and old, obscure German car and want help finding parts?  I want what you're smoking!



#5 Crawlerdan

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 09:53 AM

Yes. Because there have been several on here already and I know that several other forum members own them. They also happen to be one of The Inspirations for the first Subaru boxer engine.so I guess I'm smoking logic and a sense of community. Try it

Edited by Crawlerdan, 08 September 2017 - 09:54 AM.


#6 charles_thomas

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 11:34 AM

Yup. You're gonna hit 'those people' here a bit. Dont let them discourage you from posting!

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 12:12 PM

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Yes the Goliath and Subaru share the same DNA. 

 

I would try thesamba.com   several write-ups on vw conversions.  or search for old Matadors

 

You will need a lot of luck finding original parts for that german antique you have. Nice score!



#8 Crawlerdan

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 12:15 PM

My plans are a pissed off ej20 and 5speed awd.

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 07:51 AM

Dayum à plate of smackdown with a side of pride I like it, Shweet little car man good luck with the revival!

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 03:43 PM

interesting, so if Goliath didn't go under in 1961, we would have the 1985 Goliath Leone or if they went AWD then a 2005 Goliath Impreza WRX STI. that would perhaps explain Subaru's birth of the boxer engine in 1966 on the 1000. few years after the defunct of the Goliath company, smart Subaru there...

 

never knew a thing about the Goliath company, infact never heard of them, cool stuff! although that rust looks a bit harsh, keep us updated!



#11 Crawlerdan

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 03:57 PM

Goliath was owned by borgward/ hansa. They were very limited production vehicles . It's rumored there is only a few dozen in the states. I've also heard a number of stories about Fuji heavy owning a few in mid sixties. I believe it after working on mine

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 09:10 PM

The only thing a Subaru engine shares is the flat four configuration. Any 'cut-away' pic will show you that! 



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Posted 19 December 2017 - 09:22 PM

https://barnfinds.co...ome-1959-hansa/

 

http://www.curbsidec...named-borgward/


Edited by Leeroy, 19 December 2017 - 09:39 PM.


#14 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 24 December 2017 - 12:33 AM

Here, you'll find more info regarding such relationship:

 

~► http://www.ultimates...e-a-20l-engine/

 

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