Heinkel was a German car brand founded by Ernst Heinkel AG in 1925. Over the years, Heinkel produced several different lines of cars in both sedan and country roadster models. It was eventually sold to ACF-Brush, who made the last Heinkel cars in 1960.
Heinkel cars featured streamlined designs, which helped improve their aerodynamic efficiency on the road. These cars were known for their top speed, which other car brands in the same class couldn't match.
Heinkel used a two-stroke engine, the first in the automobile industry. Nearly all of its competitors later copied this popular engine design.
Heinkel produced a range of models, including the He 54, the He 55, and the He 111D. These cars had both power and economy and provided an affordable option for everyday transportation.
The He 54 model was the first produced by Heinkel and featured a six-cylinder engine. This variant became the foundation for all the future Heinkel cars produced.
The He 111D was an upgraded version of the He 54 and featured a larger, more powerful engine. It also featured a more stylish design, which appealed to customers.
The He 55 was a true racing car featuring an engine Ernst Heinkel developed. It was not a production model, and only four were ever built.
Heinkel even produced a family-sized van called the Pony. It had plenty of room inside and could comfortably seat seven people.
Heinkel was the first car brand to offer a sedan with a removable hardtop. This particular model was the He 54 Oro.
Many of their cars had options like air conditioning, power windows, and power steering. These features were rare in cars of that era and gave drivers a superior driving experience.
Heinkel cars have succeeded in becoming popular collectibles. These cars have become quite valuable, with some models selling at higher than factory prices.