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Einhoff Motor Werkt 🇧🇪


#1

I’m glad to be back here after a long break from Automation, so to “celebrate” I binned an old car company I wasn’t too fond of and replaced it with this. So without further ado, introducing…

EINHOFF MOTOR WERKT

Introduction

A motor company established in Flanders (Belgium) in the years leading up to the second world war. This company specializes in normal family and utility cars and vans for the Western European mass market, with a fair few “weird” cars thrown in the mix here and there, and occasional joint ventures with a Canadian company for the North American market.

Model Directory - By Decade

1940's
Model Year Description
Type 46 1946 A tiny commuter car, designed to be an absolutely simple, city cruising fuel sipper, and built extremely cheap. Also available in truck and van models
Type 48 1948 A larger family car, now with 4 doors and ample cargo room
Type 49 1949 A lightweight sports car, with tubular chassis and rear engine drivetrain
HK 1948 A large utility van for delivering material and livestock

1950's
Model Year Description
HJ 1952 A modernized van, successor of the HK, built on a unibody chassis, and equipped with FWD or 4x4
Type 52 1952 New family car for the new decade, successor of the Type 48. Built on a unibody chassis and powered by new boxer engines
Type 46-II 1952 Redesigned and updated version of the Type 46, with more powerful engines and a new facelift
Type 56 1956 All new city car, successor of the Type 46. Built on a more modern unibody chassis and equipped with new FWD drivetrain
Type 52-II 1956 Updated version of the Type 52, with improved styling, more engine options and more body style to choose from
Type 58 1958 A classic FR sports car and roadster, built with the simple idea of mating a small car to large engines

1960's
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Car Company Directory
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Type 46 [1946]

The 1946 Type 46 was Einhoff’s first post war vehicle. With Europe’s need to rebuild, a cheap, simple car had to quickly be thrown together. Fortunately for Einhoff, most of the tooling for this car had been prepared in the late 1930s, however production was naturally interrupted by the five years of war. The Type 46 quickly proved itself to the public. Despite its small size, it was a tough bugger with a body-on-frame build and a small, but easy to maintain 646 cc 4 cylinder. The model range was also expanded with a truck and van variant, for use by farmers and commerce.

Statistics

Trim Engine Transmission 0-100 MPG Interior
646-1 LM-646/23 - 646 cc, 23 hp I4 3 speed manual 36.6 sec 23.4 5-seat, basic
646-2 LM-646/23 - 646 cc, 23 hp I4 3 speed manual 39.1 sec 23.2 5-seat, standard
646-3 LM-646/23 - 646 cc, 23 hp I4 3 speed manual 37.2 sec 23.3 4-seat, standard
646-K LM-646/23 - 646 cc, 23 hp I4 3 speed manual 41.9 sec 21.8 2-seat, basic
646-T LM-646/23 - 646 cc, 23 hp I4 3 speed manual 41.3 sec 22.0 2-seat, basic

Pictures

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646-1, base model, with no frills


646-2, standard model, with passenger side front wiper

646-3, fully loaded model, with improved safety and rear turn signals

646-K, box van variant

646-T, pickup-style bed variant


#3

greetings, neighbor!


#4

There are very few Belgian carmakers on these forums, and I have found yours to be a worthy addition to that list.


#5
HK-series [1948]

HK10 and HK14

In continuation with Einhoff’s utilitarian theme, a new range of vans was developed and produced for the 1948 model year - the HK series vans. Built with a simple frame chassis and cheap, yet robust ribbed metal paneling, and sharing drivetrain components with the company’s midsize family car (the Type 48), the HK series van became a staple in post-WW2 reconstruction era Europe. The HK van came in two styles - the shorter, more economical HK10 van, and the longer, more heavy duty HK14 van.

Statistics

Trim Engine Transmission 0-100 MPG Volume Payload
HK10 LY-10/36 - 1.0 L, 36 hp I4 3 speed manual 34.4 sec 18.8 4750 L 535.9 kg
HK14 LY-14/46 - 1.4 L, 46 hp I4 3 speed manual 26.7 sec 17.0 5150 L 672.2 kg

Pictures

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HK10, standard duty model


HK14, heavy duty model


#6
Type 48 [1948]

With the regrowth of Europe, came the growth of its families and populations too. In response to the success of the Type 46 and demands for a larger family car, Einhoff came out with its next car - the Type 48 family saloon and estate. Built on a larger version of the Type 46’s chassis and powered by larger 1.0 and 1.4 litre motors coupled to 3-speed manual transmissions (shared with the HK Van), this model range proved to be the source of great profit for the company. Type 48 were built not only with basic family transport in mind, some were also built as cargo vans or more luxurious executive cars.

Statistics

Trim Engine Transmission 0-100 MPG Interior
101-1 Saloon LY-10/36 - 1.0 L, 36 hp I4 3 speed manual 34.1 sec 17.6 5-seat, basic
101-1 Estate LY-10/36 - 1.0 L, 36 hp I4 3 speed manual 42.8 sec 17.1 5+3-seat, basic
101-2 Saloon LY-10/36 - 1.0 L, 36 hp I4 3 speed manual 34.5 sec 17.4 5-seat, standard
101-2 Estate LY-10/36 - 1.0 L, 36 hp I4 3 speed manual 43.5 sec 17.0 5+3-seat, standard
140-2 Saloon LY-14/46 - 1.4 L, 46 hp I4 3 speed manual 24.3 sec 17.3 5-seat, standard
140-2 Estate LY-14/46 - 1.4 L, 46 hp I4 3 speed manual 26.9 sec 15.6 5+3-seat, standard
140-3 Saloon LY-14/46 - 1.4 L, 46 hp I4 3 speed manual 27.6 sec 15.9 5-seat, premium
Trim Engine Transmission 0-100 MPG Volume Payload
101-K Van LY-10/36 - 1.0 L, 36 hp I4 3 speed manual 34.7 sec 17.1 1540 L 516.8 kg

Pictures - Saloon Models

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101-1 Saloon, base model 4-door


101-2 Saloon, standard model 4-door

140-2 Saloon, standard model with larger motor

140-3 Saloon, executive model with AM Radio

Pictures - Estate and Van Models

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101-1 Estate, base model 5-door


101-2 Estate, standard model 5-door

140-2 Estate, standard model with larger motor

101-K Van, transport van based on estate models


#7
Type 49 [1949]

The Type 49 originated as a failed prototype of the Type 46 city car. Due to its advanced space-frame construction, the design was plagued with development and production delays, pushing it back 3 years. At that point, the design which became the Type 46 had already proven its success, however, Einhoff engineers still wanted to make use of this advanced chassis and rear engine layout. The result - the Type 49 sports car, a departure from the fully utilitarian line up of the company. The Type 49, however, suffered from its city car roots, powered mainly by the economical, but weak, LM-series motors. A proper powerplant was given to the special Wervelwind (Whirlwind) model of the Type 49, a much larger boxer-4 meant to power the bigger Type 48 family car - the boxer 4 itself was also delayed and thus only introduced in the Type 49 and future cars.

Statistics

Trim Engine Transmission 0-100 MPG Interior
646 24 hp LM-646/24 - 646 cc, 24 hp I4 3 speed manual 36.6 sec 22.7 2-seat, basic
646 31 hp LM-646/31 - 646 cc, 31 hp I4 3 speed manual 25.4 sec 22.8 2-seat, standard
Wervelwind BT-15/72 - 1.5 L, 72 hp B4 4 speed manual 14.6 sec 18.2 2-seat, sport

Pictures

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646 24 hp, basic model


646 31 hp, standard model with higher output motor

Wervelwind, sports model with 1.5 litre boxer engine


#8

I like it! It’s like a porsche and a karmann ghia!


#9

thanks man, and yeah, I took inspiration from the Karmann and from the 356


#10
HJ-series [1952]

The new decade’s successor to the HK-series van, the HJ was a large improvement over the HK in terms of its engineering and design. Built on a new unibody car chassis shared with the Type-52 family car, the HJ van boasted various improvements over the HK van such as a flat, low floor thanks to the new boxer-4 engine coupled to an FWD drivetrain (which eliminates the need for a driveshaft), and increased cargo room despite the shorter wheelbase thanks to the cabover design (again, made possible with the low boxer-4 engine). The HJ also came in a passenger carrying minibus version, as well as a 4x4 equipped version for transport over rough terrain.

Statistics

Trim Engine Transmission 0-100 MPG Volume Payload
HJ11 BT-11/38 - 1.1 L, 38 hp B4 3 speed manual 48.2 sec 18.5 8100 L 715.4 kg
HJ15 BT-15/44 - 1.5 L, 44 hp B4 3 speed manual 31.1 sec 15.5 8100 L 940.3 kg
HJ15 4x4 BT-15/44 - 1.5 L, 44 hp B4 4 speed manual 37.2 sec 15.9 8100 L 981.9 kg
Trim Engine Transmission 0-100 MPG Interior
HJ11 Minibus BT-11/38 - 1.1 L, 38 hp B4 3 speed manual 50.3 sec 18.2 8-seat, basic

Pictures

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HJ11, standard cargo van


HJ15, heavier duty model with larger engine

HJ15 4x4, HJ15 with offroading capability

HJ11 Minibus, HJ11 with passenger seating


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Type 52 [1952]

In continuation with the new decade’s new sense of advancement and optimism, Einhoff’s most modern car yet was released - the Type 52 family saloon and estate. The successor to the Type 48, the Type 52 was built on a new, modern unibody platform and powered by new boxer engines shared with its bigger van brother, the HJ. The main difference between the two vehicle’s chassis is the Type 52’s slightly longer wheelbase, for improved stability. The Type 52 would also be the first car offered with an automatic 2-speed transmission in a bid to start bringing the brand upmarket

Statistics

Trim Engine Transmission 0-100 MPG Interior
113-1 Saloon BT-11/38 - 1.1 L, 38 hp B4 3 speed manual 29.0 sec 21.6 5-seat, basic
113-1 Estate BT-11/38 - 1.1 L, 38 hp B4 3 speed manual 30.2 sec 21.2 5+3-seat, basic
113-2 Saloon BT-11/38 - 1.1 L, 38 hp B4 4 speed manual 29.6 sec 22.0 5-seat, standard
113-2 Estate BT-11/38 - 1.1 L, 38 hp B4 4 speed manual 30.8 sec 21.6 5+3-seat, standard
150-2 Saloon BT-15/44 - 1.5 L, 44 hp B4 4 speed manual 23.4 sec 20.6 5-seat, standard
150-2 Estate BT-15/44 - 1.5 L, 44 hp B4 4 speed manual 24.3 sec 20.3 5+3-seat, standard
150-3 Saloon BT-15/52 - 1.5 L, 52 hp B4 2 speed automatic 32.3 sec 18.6 5-seat, premium
150-3 Estate BT-11/38 - 1.5 L, 52 hp B4 2 speed automatic 33.8 sec 33.8 5+3-seat, premium

Pictures - Saloon Models

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113-1, base model 4-door saloon


113-2, standard model 4-door saloon

150-2, standard model, with larger displacement engine

150-3, top specification model, with automatic transmission

Pictures - Estate Models

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113-1, base model 5-door estate


113-2, standard model 5-door estate

150-2, standard model, with larger displacement engine

150-3, top specification model, with automatic transmission


#12
Type 46-II [1952]

With the introduction of radical new models, development resources were drying up for other segments of the car market. As a stopgap, some old models were updated instead of having a new replacement model. One such update was the Type 46 series II, introduced in 1952. This facelift included new engines that are larger, more powerful and more efficient than the previous engines, as well as tweaked design cues for a fresher, newer look. This new series of the Type 46 only included the 2-door passenger models, the truck and van models were not updated.

Statistics

Trim Engine Transmission 0-100 MPG Interior
101-1 LY-10/36 - 1.0 L, 36 hp I4 3 speed manual 23.1 sec 26.8 5-seat, basic
101-2 LY-10/36 - 1.0 L, 36 hp I4 4 speed manual 23.0 sec 27.1 5-seat, basic
101-3 LY-10/36 - 1.0 L, 36 hp I4 4 speed manual 23.3 sec 27.0 5-seat, standard

Pictures

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101-1, basic model


101-2, standard model

101-3, top spec model


#13
Type 56 [1956]

With the Type 46 nearing 10 years, even the revised Type 46-II was beginning to show its age. In response to this, the company’s new small urban car could finally be released - enter the Type 56. Unlike its predecessor, the Type 56 used two new innovations, borrowed from earlier car models - the unibody chassis of the Type 52, and the FWD drivetrain of the HJ van. The car also used a shrunken down version of the Type 52’s boxer engine, available in 705 cc and 990 cc (marketed as 1 litre) versions.

Statistics

Trim Engine Transmission 0-100 MPG Interior
70-1 BF-705/24 - 705 cc, 24 hp B4 3 speed manual 31.2 sec 30.2 5-seat, basic
100-1 BF-10/31 - 990 cc, 31 hp B4 3 speed manual 23.4 sec 29.9 5-seat, basic
100-2 BF-10/31 - 990 cc, 31 hp B4 4 speed manual 23.1 sec 30.0 5-seat, standard

Pictures

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70-1, basic 2-door saloon


100-1, basic saloon with larger motor

100-2, saloon with improved interior