The Hanomag 1.3 litre engine car from the well known locomotive manufacturer was introduced to the public way back in 1939 and after that there was no serious attempt in car making. So after over a decade Hanomag makes one more attempt to get in to producing cars. This was through hanomag partner that was launched at the Hanover Auto Expo in 1951.
This car called the Partner with a 700 cc, 3-cylinder, 2-stroke engine was designed by one Hans Mueller who was earlier associated with firms such as Auto Union (Audi) and was instrumental in developing vans such as Barkas and the Warburg 311 car. It had a self supporting steel body and had space for 3 grown adults and 2 kids. The most unique part of this car was that 3 adults could be seated in the front while the kids could sit at the back. The body that was built by Karmann (of Volkswagen Karmann Ghia, BMW 2000, Ford Escort fame) had two rear hinged doors. It could do about 100 km/hr.
Though its design was ahead of her times, the car didn't make it to the starting point. After Hanomag produced about 20 pre-production cars, it decided to scrap plans for making it as the public didn't accept it.
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