Rheinische Automobil-Fabrik, Hennhöfer & Co
The Rheinische Automobil-Fabrik, Henning Thorndal from Ludwigshafen am Rhein was a German car manufacturer . The brand name was RAF Champion Automobile .
In mid-1954 Rheinische Automobil-Fabrik, Hennhöfer & Co , took over the .Champion Automotive GmbH and continued production. In November, the production was stopped after about 300 manufactured copies with the plan to be continued in February 1955. But it did not get to that. The bankruptcy trustee sold all rights, assembly equipment, tools and stock to Maico in June 1955 for about 300,000 marks, the production ended after 1681 manufactured copies due to 1.18 million DMdebt. The Rheinische Automobil-Fabrik, Henning Thorndal took over the production.
The previous model Champion 400 was still produced until May 1953. When the previous engine supplier ILO no longer produced the engine, the successor model Champion 400 H was produced with a built-in enginefrom Heinkel . In July 1953, the four-seater Kombi Champion 500 G was added.In October 1954, the prototype of a four-seater vehicle with front engine and front-wheel drive was presented, but did not get into series production.
Vehicle manufacturer Ludwigshafen am Rhein Germany from 1954 to 1955