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Corda Sidecars

A Brief History of the Marque

Zeitraum Hersteller
1987-1992 Corda Scandinavia, Wolfgang Rabe
1992- Deutschland Corda Fahrzeugbau, Malliß

The marque was founded by German-born Wolfgang Rabe. The Corda factory was based in Sweden until 1992, and moved after the reunification of Germany to the Mecklenburg Malliß. The first Corda machines were produced in 1987 in Sweden with 1600 or 1800cc Volkswagen engines and were available with either a water-cooled diesel or gasoline engines. Corda built the shapely three-wheelers with four-speed automatic transmission and reverse gear in small series. As of 1996, 2.5 liter Audi TDI engines were fitted. In the years after 2000 the vehicles were sold under the name Corda Scandinavia from Germany.

Other resources:

I have seen these: Corda (VW/Audi and Volvo Engines, 3WD)

Sources: GTU Oldtimerservice


Wolfgang Rabe, Corda Scandinavia, <corda.deutschland at>

Wrong information

In your information on the motorcycle brand "Corda" this statement is incorrect:    " The Corda appears to be also marketed as Black Bull Motors ".
There is absolutely no connection to this company.
Thanks in advance.

Best Regards
Wolfgang Rabe

Ed. Marque information amended.

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