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Original cars manufactured in Poland


outintheyard 27 | 517
11 Jan 2008  #1
Has Poland ever had an attempt at producing an automobile?
osiol 55 | 3,922
11 Jan 2008  #2
Other than the Fiat 126p? Although Fiat is obviously an Italian company, I think that was manufactured there.

edit: It was manufactured there. As for a home-grown company producing cars in Poland, someone who has an interest in cars or a bit more (ie. some) knowledge of Poland's manufacturing industries will have to answer that. I don't even drive a car - I can't stand the things. Bicycles rock! Unicycles are pretty cool too.
wildrover 98 | 4,452
11 Jan 2008  #3
Has poland ever had an atempt at producing an automobile?

Yes ...lots of them......Fso....Zuk....Tarpan.....Honker....Lublin....Jelcz....Auto sans.......to name but a few.....
z_darius 14 | 3,969
11 Jan 2008  #4
Nysa (discountinued)
Syrena (discontinued)
Polonez (discontinued)
Warszawa (discontinued)
Leopard leopard.se/photos.html
OP outintheyard 27 | 517
11 Jan 2008  #5
Elaborate on these models please.
Piorun - | 658
11 Jan 2008  #6
Brand new TUR it's designed as a cheaper and safer alternative to the Humvee.
amz.pl/en/military_vehicles/news/tur/tur



Nysa van was produced in Nysa, Poland from the 1950s to the early 1990s
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nysa_%28van%29

Syrena was a Polish automobile model manufactured from 1957 to 1972 by the Fabryka Samochodów Osobowych (FSO) in Warsaw
autohistories.com/fso/syrena.html

Warszawa was a Polish automobile marque manufactured from 1951 to 1973
autohistories.com/fso/warszawa.html

Polonez Around the mid-to-late seventies FSO
autohistories.com/fso/polonez.html
OP outintheyard 27 | 517
11 Jan 2008  #7
are there any 40's or 50's US makes in Poland ?
Piorun - | 658
11 Jan 2008  #8
Here's the link to cars produced in Poland before WWII
old.timer.pl
Polska Motoryzacja 1918 - 1945
plk123 8 | 4,150
11 Jan 2008  #9
are there any 40's or 50's US makes in Poland ?

there are more italian, german and english cars then american ones. i can't recall seeing any but i am sure there are at least a couple studies or whatever.

Other than the Fiat 126p

also fiat 125p
Michal - | 1,865
11 Jan 2008  #10
Poland did produce quite a few motor cars in its day. They were mostly produced under license from Italy or Russia in the case of the Warszawa. The Russians produced the lada, which was an old Italian Fiat 126p? I do not know if F.S.O. still exists but the majority of the shares were bought by Dahoo, a South Korean firm. THe Polonez was an old Italian car called a Lancier, very very old indeed! Of all the cars, the Syrenka was the best, very solid, rather like Polish breakfasts! It had two doors and was a two stroke. I believe that F.S.O was near Warsaw and stood for something like Fabryka Samochodów Osobowych, or words to that effect. Now, I imagine that the Poles just copy other countries and buy directly from overseas.
plk123 8 | 4,150
11 Jan 2008  #11
michal, right on FSO.. syrenka 101 also had suicide doors. heavy and slow but PL is small enough. :)
Michal - | 1,865
11 Jan 2008  #12
The Warszawa, if still on the road would be worth a bit of money now. Quite historical. They were like old American cars from the mid 1930's. The seats were just long bunk style seats, there was no division between the drivers seat and that of the passenger. Very heavy, they would probably do twenty miles to the gallon, if you were lucky. Mind you, they say that the later Polonez too was very uneconomical.
RJ_cdn - | 267
11 Jan 2008  #13
What about en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopard_%28car%29 - Leopard

More pictures here leopard.se/photos.html
Doba 1 | 73
11 Jan 2008  #14
Leopard

Id sport that, very nice
hello 22 | 891
11 Jan 2008  #15
What about Leopard

The design is Polish, BUT the engine is from Corvette (as far as I remember). So it's not really a 100% Poland-made..
Doba 1 | 73
11 Jan 2008  #16
Are you kidding? this car has an LSx under the hood? damn that thing must fly
hello 22 | 891
11 Jan 2008  #17
Are you kidding?

Yes, I was right:

With the exception of the GM LS-2 All-aluminum V8 engine (also used in the Chevrolet Corvette), the Leopard 6 Litre Roadster is completely hand built in Mielec, including the entire aluminum body, in a state of the art production facility.

Doba 1 | 73
11 Jan 2008  #18
noice !! doesnt say the HP rating, but im estimating 375hp with an aluminum chassis that thing weighs in at ~ 2500lbs (est) not bad
osiol 55 | 3,922
11 Jan 2008  #19
Who cares about horsepower when you can have donkeypower?

<< This post almost wants to be sent to random chat. >>
RJ_cdn - | 267
11 Jan 2008  #20
doesnt say the HP rating, but im estimating 375hp with an aluminum chassis that thing weighs in at ~ 2500lbs (est) not bad

Power: 405 hp/6000 rpm
Weight: 1150 kg (max 1450kg)
Michal - | 1,865
12 Jan 2008  #21
If I remember rightly, the South Koreans even redesigned the Polonez and put some nice paint on the bodywork as well as reintroducing a boot! The engine, which came in several different sizes was a French engine, a Peugeot I think. There was even a 1.8 liter version. Very cheap nasty car, all plastic inside and you could hear the road noise whilst going along. Rather like the 1970's Morris Marina built at that time by British Leyland run by a South African named Mr. Michael Edwards.
joepilsudski 26 | 1,389
12 Jan 2008  #22
The PolMobil was manufactured in the late 1950's, but it was taken out of production because engineers at the factory could not screw in the lightbulbs & headlamps correctly.
Shawn_H
12 Jan 2008  #23
Over 1m cars to be produced in Poland this year
Fiat's plant in Tychy will outperform rivals. Warsaw FSO facility is supposed to exceed Opel and Volkswagen and become Poland's second largest car producer this year.

This is going to be a record year for Poland as far as car production is concerned. According to what car makers promise, 1.1m cars will be produced, up from 869,500 in 2007. Fiat Auto Poland will be the leader with nearly 500,000 cars produced in its Tychy plant. They include Fiat models as well as Ford Ka. In 2007, the plant produced 361,800 cars. The Warsaw FSO plant, owned by General Motors, may become Poland's second largest producer

Source: pb.pl/Default2.aspx?ArticleID=fd3248da-439e-4471-a7e2-8dcfe2928c84
z_darius 14 | 3,969
12 Jan 2008  #24
Syrena Sport:

At the time it was considered the most beautiful car from behind 'the Iron Courtain' in western Europe. Unfortunately, the government found it "too extravagant and imperialistic" and it never went into production. The sole prototype was destroyed in early 70's.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syrena_Sport - More about Polish Syrena Sport
Eurola 4 | 1,906
13 Jan 2008  #25
Men:
Check the car

Ladies:
look at my shoes!!!! :)



noimmigration
13 Jan 2008  #26
what year was that in ?
Wyspianska
13 Jan 2008  #27
around 50 years after your birth
osiol 55 | 3,922
13 Jan 2008  #28
In case this thread starts to run out of steam, may I bring up the subject of Tractors.
The 50-something year-old Massey Fergusson I drive at work has been said to be remarkably similar to a Polish tractor that goes by the name 'Ursus' or something like that.

what year was that in ?

A bigger number than you can count to.
Piorun - | 658
13 Jan 2008  #29
One question Osioł. Is that you in action doing the Tractor Drift with your Polish friends?

youtube.com/watch?v=ylgSoYno2TI
osiol 55 | 3,922
13 Jan 2008  #30
Is that you

The one I drive is much older, but that did look like fun.

ursus.com.pl/en/index_en.html
Ursus home page

The 50-something year-old Massey Fergusson

correction: 40-something year-old Massey Fergusson.
The company is only 50 years old.


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