1. Justin

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    JUST LIKE NEW: STUNNINGLY WELL-PRESERVED EXAMPLE OF LEGENDARY COMMUNIST TRABANT CAR GOES ON SALE IN HUNGARY

    A stunningly rare and unbelievably well-preserved example of Eastern Europe’s legendary Trabant car has gone on the market with a mere 784 kilometres on the clock despite being 25 years old – with a hefty HUF 2.9m (USD 10 300) price tag.

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    Although the production of the Eastern bloc’s answer to the VW Beetle, the Mini, the Fiat 500 or the Citroën 2CV – a simple, ricketty and small, but cheap vehicle catering for basic needs – ended shortly after the collapse of the Communist-ruled German Democratic Republic with the last example rolling out of the factory in 1991, an advertisement uploaded to the second-hand car website hasznaltauto.hu by a Kiskunhalas-based dealer proves that it’s still possible to buy a practically new model.

    According to the Trabi’s description, it was used by its owner for a longer distance only on one occasion, for an excursion to Slovakia. The one-of-a-kind car is expected to be snapped up by a fanatic collector or a fan from the vehicle’s native Germany, where four-stroke examples – especially the saloon model – are considered a rarity.

    Only around 20 000 of the four-stroke Trabant 1.1 model were made during the 1.5 years of production, which begun in 1990 following the abandonment of the better-known two-stroke 601 (1963-1990); as a comparison, BMW’s Regensburg plant produces the same amount of vehicles over eighteen days. Once an all-familiar sight on roads across Central and Eastern Europe, Trabis now have a cult following and only some tens of thousands remain running in Hungary.

    via origo.hu
    photos: hasznaltauto.hu
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