The Pionier is a 3-wheeled economy vehicle that was designed for the German market. It’s robust, yet light, because of its wood frame body covered by a synthetic fabric. Carl Borgward designed this car to evade the annual German tax that was put on 4-wheeled vehicles. Three-wheel vehicles escaped this tax until 1933, and this made for sales of about 4,000 vehicles. When the law was changed in 1934 to include all vehicles, Goliath introduced the Hansa 4000 with four wheels. It is believed that only four Goliath Pioniers have survived.
Manufacturer: Goliath-Werke Borgward & Co.
Country of Origin: Germany
Drivetrain Configuration: Rear engine, rear wheel drive
Engine: 1 cylinder, air-cooled, 198cc,2 stroke, 5 HP
Transmission: 3 speed manual
Top Speed: 40 MPH
Years of Production: 1931-1934
Number Produced: 4,000
Original Cost: Unknown