The “Kommisbrot” (a German
nickname which means a loaf of military bread) was designed by two
young Engineers who had no previous automobile
experience. They sold their prototype and drawings
to Hanomag, a powerful German Company that specialized
in locomotives and large engines.
F. Bohlet and C. Pollich
were hired at the same time by Hanomag. Pollich would
later become Technical Manager of the automobile
department. In the 20s and 30s there were many projects
for rear engine automobiles but few advanced to
the production stage aside from Rumpler, Daimler Benz (130H and 170H)
The 16,000 Kommisbrots
represent at least two thirds of the prewar production.
After the war, millions of cars were be manufactured by Volkswagen, Renault,
Hillman, Fiat, etc. It was the first "people's car" with a