Here is your chance to own a piece of Cold War history. Trabants were produced in East Germany, DDR, from 1957 through 1991. This is the people's car, much like West Germany's VW, that East Germans drove through the Berlin Wall after the collapse of communism in November 9, 1989. Trabants were made of Duroplast, which is a cotton based resin compound similar to fiberglass that is weather resistant, very strong and rust proof built on a steel pan, much like the Beetle. It has an aluminum 26 hp 600cc air-cooled 2 cylinder 2 stroke engine mounted to a 4 speed, with reverse, front wheel drive transaxle. Trabants are very dependable and reliable. There are no pumps, i.e. fuel, water or oil to maintain in any Trabants. They are fun to drive, get good mileage @ 35mpg +, handle extremely well, are excellent in snow and weigh only 1350 lbs. They will cruise at 60mph all day and can do 70mph+ for short stretches.
Additional Facts and History That Makes This Car Unique:
This is 1990 Trabant 601 Universal, which is basically a station wagon. We call this one a LowRider because of the 2.5inches drop and 13" 7-8j wheels. It's one of the the latest models ( manufactured just right before the Berlin Wall came down) it's has the 2 cylinder, 2 stroke engine as you can see it on the pictures. This Trabant has been completely taken a part, and built back up from frame. Completely re-done engine, interior such as leather dash board, door panels, steering wheel, seats, engine cover and lot more. We have additional pictures to share of all the work that has been done to it.
Shipping is not included in the advertised price, but we do offer door to door delivery service. Please contact us to get a quote for delivery or if you have any additional question!