Hello, this is going to be my official introduction having finally brought myself a trabant. my name is Razi and I live in Luton. I put up a wanted add on hear a few weeks ago, thank you to all that replied. my last post on the wanted add was to confirm that I had brought a trabi on Ebay.de. unfortunately that deal did not go ahead at the end and I started my hunt again. I nearly gave up hope until a couple come up. one was cheap and UK registered, though this has not been on the road for last couple of years and I found out that the boot area has had rust repair using fibreglass, I decided not to look else where because of this and also because the car could cost a whole load to bring back onto the road. Finally I ended up with a Hungarian import. its a 1990, starts on the button and looks tidy and rust free. if I am honest im not really keen on the colour but I think this is because of the mods done by the previous owner. I am going to sell the front a rear bumper and the grill, the guy that sold me the car is going to get me the original parts by the end of this month hopefully. I am hoping with the original parts on, I will warm to the colour. can anyone tell me if the colour is original and what code this is. paint looks good on the picture but there are cracks and slight imperfection in the paint on closer inspection. anyway enough of the talking. pictures were taken on delivery few days ago. I have named her Foxtrot 2 in memory of a close friend and colleague who passed away recently at a young age of 33. long term plan is to get a period correct interior, get the wheels banded, lower the car by 120mm and a general tidy up. if I cannot live with the colour, I will be going with something like Lotus white. we will see. The engine starts at the first click and does smoke a lot but I believe its because the previous owner used a 40:1 mix of mineral 2 stroke oil. I have ordered Lucas semi 2 cycle and will use 50:1. the previous owner also fitted a Catalyst converter. I will get rid of this and fit standard rear exhaust. hopefully will give me a few BHP. I am going to get NOVA done this week and will start looking to get everything needed for MOT such as head lights, rear fog and reverse light etc. I would also like to fit rear seat belts as I will be carrying my children. I have done enough talking and will appreciate any comments and advise on this.