1959 Goliath 1100 Express Tieflader Pickup

Imported from dry-state America in 2014; rare low-back pickup body; large quantity of spares

Quite what this extremely rare and unusual pickup was doing in New Mexico remains a mystery. One would have thought that a big, lazy Chevy pickup would be more suited to the terrain, but all European manufacturers had their heads turned by the size of the US market and hey, the Japanese certainly cracked it a decade later.

Dating from 1959 according to the accompanying US certificate of title, this interesting Tieflader Express came as part of a two-vehicle package when it was imported from the States in 2014. One of just seven known to survive according to the Goliath Veteranen Club, the wooden crate on the rear was made simply for shipping purposes - housing the rear pickup hardware, rear wings and spare wheel tray as well as a small mountain of spares to go with the vehicle.

Although it hasn't run for some time, it remains an interesting and fun project which would  result in something very useful to have around in the future. The chassis appears to be in very solid order and although the cab will require some work, it has certainly benefited from living in the hot New Mexico climate. It also looks to be remarkably complete although we haven't pieced it all together to check.

Sold with copies of the import paperwork and the US title document, UK registration should be a straightforward process.

For more information   - contact Matthew Parkin 07813 936698 [email protected]

Chassis Number: 330102719
Engine Size: 1100
Docs: US Certificate of title; copy import documents

Estimate: £3,000+

Lot 23

Lot ended

Thursday 05/11/2020

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

£3,064
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