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Goliath GV800
ProductionGoliath Company, Bremen, Germany
Model yearsJune 1951 – June 1952
Body and chassis
Body stylePickup truck or Panel van
LayoutMR layout
Engine465 cc 16 hp, two cylinder two-stroke engine
Transmissiongear-box, 3-speed manual
Wheelbase2,000 mm (79 in)
Length4,140 mm (163 in)
Width1,690 mm (67 in)
Height1,750 mm (69 in)
Curb weight830–1,630 kg (1,830–3,594 lb)
SuccessorGoliath GV800A

The Goliath GV800 was a light freight truck built in the early 1950s in Bremen, Germany. It also was available as panel van and reached up to 37 mph (60 km/h).[1] It was announced in March 1951.

The starter battery and electric was 6 volts only. Due performance the 16 hp engine[2] was upgraded to 21 hp and the improved vehicle was sold as modell GV800A.

It was a four wheeler in parallel production of the three-wheeler freight carts, at this time the Goliath GD750, increasing those maximum freight load 750 kg to 800 kg.

Goliath GV800A
ProductionGoliath Company, Bremen, Germany
Model yearsJuly 1952 – December 1953
Body and chassis
Body stylePickup truck or Panel van
LayoutMR layout
Engine586 cc 21 hp, two cylinder two-stroke engine
Transmissiongear-box, 4-speed manual
Wheelbase2,400 mm (94 in)
Length4,540 mm (179 in)
Width1,770 mm (70 in)
Height1,750 mm (69 in)
Curb weight885–1,650 kg (1,951–3,638 lb)
PredecessorGoliath 800
SuccessorGoliath Express

The Goliath GV800A was the engine improved successor of the GV800, now reaching a top speed of 47 mph (75 km/h).[3]

This version had a weak construction of the frame and that adequate reliably mirrored in Bordward's reputation. The frame was not reworked or redesigned, but the production was stopped and the produced vehicles were sold off.

The sales price per vehicle was 5425 to 6425 DM per body variation.

Including the predecessor, a total of 4016 vehicles were built.


Very similar looking competitors were:


  1. ^ Kurze, Peter (2005). Liefer- und Lastwagen aus Bremen: Nutzfahrzeuge seit 1945 von Borgward, Hanomag und Mercedes (in German). Verlag Peter Kurze. p. 1981-1982. ISBN 9783927485464.
  2. ^ Die Branntweinwirtschaft: Zeitschrift für Spiritusindustrie (in German). 1951.
  3. ^ "Typenblatt-GV800".

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