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1925 HANOMAG KOMMISSBROT

THE REAR ENGINED PEOPLE’S CAR

Production Years: 1925-1928
Country: Germany
Number Produced: 16,000

The “Kommissbrot” (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. The 16,000 Kommissbrots represent at least 2/3 of Hanomag’s pre war automobile production. After the war, millions of cars with this layout would be manufactured by Volkswagen, Renault, Hillman, Fiat, etc. It was the first production “people’s car” with a rear engine.