1. In order to combat the SPAM challenges we have been facing, I have chosen for the registration of new forum members to be manually approved. If you are registering as a new member, please fill out your profile as much as your comfortable doing. By doing this it shows us that you are not a spammer and will ensure that you’re registered to the form quickly. Should you be denied by mistake, please email justin@trabantforums.com
  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. Justin

    Justin Owner Administrator

    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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