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  2. I have received a lot of messages asking about the future of the forums once my car sells. Well today it sold and will soon be on its way to its new home. With that said, for the forums, there is more information under 'Announcements" titled "Future of the Forums' you could also copy and paste this link: http://www.trabantforums.com/threads/future-of-the-forums-donations.1762/
  1. paulymx

    paulymx Leader

    Framo originally manufactured auto fittings for DKW but started building autos in the 1920s when they fitted a single cylinder DKW engine on a 3 wheeled 'lasten' (delivery) cart. It was a very cheap machine and sold well. Auto Union managing director, Jorgen Rassmussen, bought Framo and kept the company as his own private experimental company. Framo experimented with three wheeled cars, a racer and a 'volkswagen' in the early 1930s, but its bread and butter was light trucks (or lorries). The Framo V900 was powered by the ubiquitous 3=6 engine that seemed to power all East German vehicles in the 1950s-80s.
    A very western looking advertisement for Framo Lastenwagens. Notice the cars in the background - they look suspiciously like Goliath 700s, a short lived two stroke engined sportscar.

    A contemporary photo of some happy holidaymakers with their Framo wagon, overlooked by the town of Meissen, south of Dresden.

    A photo of a Framo from the Framo museum exhibit. This photo was taken by Mark during his tour of old East German car museums. Here's a link to his post - http://wartburg353knight.blogspot.com/2011/03/framobarkas-museum-in-frankenburg.html

    The Framo was later completely updated with a new front over cab and became the Barkas 1000.
  2. trabant601

    trabant601 Loyal Comrade

    It is interesting that the light truck idea didn't become like our Pick-up did here. I don't think I ever saw one of these before. Cool post. Thanks

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