May 31, 2015

HANSA / GERMANY

The  German HANSA Automobil Gesellschaft started its car production in Varel in 1906. In 1929 HANSA was taken over by BORGWARD - GOLIATH. Production in the Varel works ceased and HANSA cars were subsequently built only in Bremen.

Their best selling model was the HANSA 1100 that appeared in 1934. It had a four - cylinder engine and an all independent suspension. The HANSA 1700 had a six-cylinder engine.


Here you see the first enameled HANSA emblem showing a twelfth-century Northern European trading vessel.             It was fixed on the radiator net.
You have to look years for this nice emblem.




Dimensions 10.5 cm 
Yearca. 1912 - 1913
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HANSA brass radiator 




HANSA advertisment of 1928



In 1930 HANSA offered the type KONSUL. It was an old fashioned car without any commercial success, so it was soon replaced. As far as I know no more automobiles from this type now exist but here is a radiator with the extremly rare emblem:

I had to buy the whole radiator to get this emblem

HANSA badge after polishing

Dimensions 5.5 cm x 7.0 cm
Year1930 - 1931
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Here you see the emblem of the best selling HANSA cars. 27,000 cars were sold from the type 1100 and 1700 until 1938 so it is relatively easy to find an original emblem.


on top you see embossed letters

Dimensions8.0 cm x 4.2 cm 
Year1934 - 1939
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top: original     down: repro


there was also a large green emblem ( 10.2  x 5.7 cm )


Do you recognize it ? A Hansa emblem seen on a scrapyard in 2016 (!)


In 1938 HANSA offered two cars in the range between the middle and the high class:
They had a streamlinded body and a six-cylinder engine. The beginning of WW II stopped the production.  Only a few cars were built.




Dimensions 7.7 cm x 5.7 cm
Year1937 - 1939
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Dimensions 5.8 cm x 7.8 cm
Year1937 - 1939
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advertisment of 1938 showing the streamlined HANSA 3500

Some models had a hood mascot where the emblem was incorporated:




quite the same design: the last prewar emblem and the first post war emblem

For more beautiful car and truck emblems see older posts or top right ( list of car makers ).

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