Borgward exported 5,000 vehicles per year to South Africa. This car company had a clear global approach and one that brilliantly capitalised on the demands from emerging markets. With its independent wheel suspension and four synchronised gears, this model sold like hot cakes, so the company decided to manufacture a pickup version. This was a modified combination. The pickups were made by body and construction company Wilhelm Thiele from Bremen, Germany.
This 1958 Borgward Isabella is an original pickup, which was originally delivered to South Africa. Pickups are called "bakkies" in South Africa. In 2009, a Borgward specialist brought this bakkie to Germany, fully restored and converted into a left-hand drive car. The vehicle has a German H number plate.
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