Station: [14] Adler Automobile

  • Historisches Museum Frankfurt

Frankfurt’s Adlerwerke factory produced not only bicycles, sewing machines and typewriters, but also cars. In 1937, under the aegis of Adlerwerke’s Chief Engineer Karl Jenschke a streamlined and pioneering automobile was built. The Adler “Autobahn” had a 6-cylinder engine, 55 horsepower, and a top speed of 125 kmh. It was considered highly innovative and modern, but was not one of the company’s best-selling models.