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#1

In 1905 the young Henrik Larsson, just enough time to finish his studies at the polytechnic and gather the necessary resources, set up a small company that acquired from citroen, a French company in the branch of gear production, the license to manufacture particular cusp-shaped gears. “,” double helix “or” V-toothed ", characterized by the fact of providing a constant application of force without interruptions, which made them particularly silent as well as effective. Within a couple of years the small workshop grew and moved to a shed in the northern area of ​​Linkoping, while in 1908 it was registered with the company name of LinkopingMotorFabrik (LMF); Henrik’s brother Sven also participated economically in this evolution, but he continued to devote himself to the transformation of fish products in the family business; Over the years, in addition to gears, engines for tractors and military vehicles began to be built.
In 1932 with the acquisition of a steel plant it was thought that in addition to the engines it was possible to build a whole car so in 1934 the first Swedish car the “Linkoping 2300” was born.


#2

The Linkoping 2300 as the first Swedish production car was presented in Stockholm, in the presence of the king, in 1934.
The bodywork was of the “Victoria” type, and housed four seats, painted in the colors of the national flag.
The car was driven by a 6-cylinder in-line engine equipped with a single carburetor that brought the power to 75 Hp and the torque to 157 Nm allowing a maximum speed of 116 Km / h.
The Linkoping 2300 was produced from 1934 to 1938 in 250 copies, some of which were purchased as government cars.



In addition, in 1935 two competition Roadsters were built, called Linkoping SP, powered by a version of the 6-cylinder engine equipped with Twin carburetor that brought the power to 103 Hp and the torque to 166 Nm allowing a maximum speed of 130 Km / h.


P.S. this will be a story rather than a list of technical characteristics so whoever wants to deepen the knowledge of some model send me a message and I will give him the .car file


#3

Interesting with some swedish brands…


#4

What if the SP had raced at Le Mans in period? How competitive would it have been against contemporary rivals within its class, if such a thing existed? In the late inter-war period, 103 horsepower would have seemed like a lot considering how primitive the technology of the era was compared to what we have at our disposal today.


#6

At that time he could reach the first places behind the cars with volumetric compressor such as the Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 or Bugatti type 51A and fight with the aspirated Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 which had 95 Hp.


#7

In 1938 during a business trip to Germany, LMF licensed some German industries to manufacture its gears, some senior executives saw a pre-series copy of the KdF-Wagen. Once back in Sweden they proposed to the automotive division of LMF to create a car that was inspired by the design of the German car but that had to be larger in size.
In 1940 the “Linkoping 2500” model was introduced, a 3-door berlinetta with 4 seats and a radio.
The main technical innovations were the adoption at the front of the double wishbone suspension and the fourth gear, always out of sync.
The engine was a 2442cc OHC 6-cylinder in-line engine that produced 85 hp and 161 Nm of thrust.
The Linkoping 2500 was produced in 500 copies from 1940 to 1945.



As you can guess, the auto sector was not a priority within the industrial group which during the years 1935-1945 was engaged in producing mechanical parts, for the nascent SAAB aviation industry, and cannon barrels, for the Bofors arms factory.


#8

Sorry for the absence guys but I spent a few weeks in hospital for covid-19.
Now I’m fine, the swab has negative.
Tomorrow I will resume posting.


#9

Nice to see you back and to hear that you have escaped Covid-19. This is a promising brand after all.


#10

In 1946 Linkoping presented the restyling of the 2500 model.
The main changes were:
A new front with two grilles that flanked the central shield-shaped grille.
New headlights more integrated into the bodywork.
AM radio.
Gear ratios shortened to ensure more ride comfort.
The engine remained the 6-cylinder “type 001-B1” of 2442 cc with 12 OHC valves of 85 HP.
It was produced in 300 copies in the two-year period 1946-47.



The years 1946 and 1947 were the bridge to allow the technical office of the car manufacturer to work on the creation:
a) a sports car in view of the resumption of motor racing.
b) the creation of a new mechanical and engine base on which to articulate a future range of cars destined for new market segments.


#11

In 1948, the new premium sedan of the LMF was presented.
The Roxen model, the name of a lake near Linkoping, was revolutionary compared to its predecessors because for the first time it had independent semi trailing arms at the rear

and a body with four doors.
In addition, to facilitate easier and faster production, it was equipped with a four-cylinder in-line engine equipped with a single camshaft.
The Roxen model was at the top of the LMF range of vehicles and was available in duetrims, the more refined 1900, and the 1600.
Both trims were equipped with five seats with premium finishes and differed in a few less chrome and the Am radio (present only in the 1900).

Roxen 1900
1900cc engine producing 74 horse power
AM radio (standard)
chrome rims (optional)
two-tone paint (optional)

Roxen 1600
1600 engine with 67 horse power
wheels in body color (standard)