Arabella-Freunde Deutschland IG

We are pleased to welcome you to our website.

We are a community of interest of fans of this vehicle of the Borgward Group and would like to invite you to be infected by our enthusiasm.

Carl F.W. Borgward was a pioneer who built up an automobile group in Bremen from 1919 to 1961 which produced the most advanced and beautiful vehicles of its time until its controversial bankruptcy. Moreover, he was a man who was aware of his social responsibility and lived up to it. A quality that is hard to find today.

The Arabella was technically and visually far ahead of its time. "It set new standards in construction, interior safety, temperament and road holding in the "new class" between small cars and the middle class" (quote Peter Michels). Its water-cooled engine was such an advanced design that it was used in Canadian snowmobiles and outboards in boat building, and SUBARU copied it almost identically 10 years later. Their front and rear windows were already made of safety glass, a folding rear seat provided extended storage space and their fuel consumption figures were the lowest of their time.

The aim of our interest group is to preserve the vehicles that still exist and to bring back to the road those treasures that are still slumbering in barns and garages. To this end, we have entered into cooperative agreements with service providers who support our members in maintenance or repair, and we reproduce spare parts of the best quality.

What we need to achieve the latter goal are committed, enthusiastic people who are crazy enough to embark on a special adventure. We'll get you a barn find worth building for little money, support you with know-how and spare parts, and in the end you'll own a unique vehicle of which there are no more than 300 in the world.

If we have aroused your interest, please contact us, we look forward to hearing from you!

Kind regards

Uwe Pawelski & Gerald Maftievici