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Lloyd Hartnett assembly line in 1957 | by Hugo-90
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Lloyd Hartnett assembly line in 1957

Sir Laurence Hartnett, father of the Holden car, imported components to build Lloyd cars in 1957 in a plant at Kangaroo Point, Queensland. I found a few pictures related to this brief operation.


The claim that 3000 were built in three years is starting to look fishy. That would be about four a day, well below what this picture suggests. More likely that 3000 was all the customers they could find and that Hartnett's importation of Datsun starting in '58 or competition from the Mini in '59 would have finished them off rather than Borgward's demise in 1961.


The letter below says 1500, but that was written over 20 years later, and we know how memory changes.

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Taken circa 1957