Lloyd LT 500

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Lloyd LT 500/600

The Lloyd LT500 was a small van produced by Lloyd in Bremen between 1953 and 1957. A six seater minivan version was offered by April 1954.

The vehicle was complemented and then replaced by the Lloyd LT600 which was built between 1955 and 1961, and which featured a slightly larger four stroke engine.

The LT500 featured a two cylinder two stroke motor of 386 cc, which produced a claimed output of 13 PS (horse power).[1] A road test of the time recorded that fully loaded the six seater minivan had a weight to power ratio of 95 kg per unit of horse power, which accounted for a top speed of 60 km/h (37 mph):[1] elsewhere a top speed - possibly for a less heavily loaded version - of 75 km/h (47 mph) has been quoted. The steering, springing and, in particular, the three speed gear box without synchromesh on any ratio attracted criticism even by the standards of 1953.[1] Interior comfort was also let down by insufficient heating and lack of ventilation possibilities also attracted criticism.[1] The ease with which seats in the minivan could be removed to convert the vehicle to a load carrier impressed the journalists, however.[1]

Sources and further reading[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Vor 20 Jahren: Test Lloyd LT500 (ie a page of extracts from the same magazine's edition of exactly twenty years earlier". Auto Motor u. Sport. Heft 9 1974: Seite 20. 27 April 1974.