Another “Only One”: ’56 Lloyd Alexander
We had a listing for a LLoyd wagon last year so this isn’t the only one here unless the other Lloyd was exported. To recap from the earlier listing: There was a tremendous demand for small fuel-efficient cars in post-war Germany. Volkswagen and Opel were the top performers but their engines were large enough to require a driver’s test. The Lloyd, however was engineered to be under the 250cc engine size limit so one was not required. The Lloyd was therefore known as a car for the aged who feared they wouldn’t pass any new driver’s test.
They were relatively inexpensive but very well-engineered and built. In their heyday, Lloyd sales catapulted them to 3rd place behind VW and Opel. That is all the catapulting an 11 hp car can manage. There was no prestige in driving a Lloyd. As the saying goes, “He who is not afraid of death, drives a Lloyd”. Today’s LLoyd was submitted by frequent contributor Mike M. who has a keen eye for cars that make one smile. It has only 6523 miles on it and was used to deliver eggs in a small town Idaho. The terrain was a little too steep for the LLoyd so it was laid up for most of its life. The current owner has work mini-magic on it because it looks hugable. The brakes still need a little work but hey who needs great brakes with 19hp. Click here for the listing.