Cream, new MOT, registered in UK with interesting history Engine: 600cc, 4 speed manual gearbox, air cooled two cylinder two stroke. LHD, declared manufactured 1988, first registered in the UK 26 March 1991 with one owner since its arrival in the UK. Chassis No: 4049065. MOT til 2 July 2018, speedo reading 58,639 km. There were two advisory notices: emissions visually tested due to being a two stroke and no rear seat belts are required for this vehicle. Refurbished steel wheels with new tyres, towbar History: Newspaper extract with some general Trabant information: “symbol of German re-unification and the less than inspired standards of east German industry”. “Trabants are extremely rare in Britain and collectors, bored by Bugattis and fed up with Ferraris, have been desperate to get their hands on them”. “With German unification, demand for the Trabant has dried up in eastern Germany, cutting waiting lists from 14 years to a few months overnight”. Service history book in German which appears to list Trabant Service centres, with 2 stamps in the book February 1988 and May 1988 Wiring Diagram History written by the second owner: “This Trabant was purchased at a sale in a car park in Frankfurt-un-Oder on the East German/Polish border some 650 miles east of Zeebrugge in Belgium, and about 100 miles East of Berlin in November 1990 from its sole owner, a Russian lady, married to an East German. The car was transported the 650 miles to Zeebrugge in Belgium and then on a ferry to England on a trailer even though it was quite capable of making the trip under its own power. It was manufactured in East Germany in January 1988 and has covered less than 30,000 miles, it is one of the later models to be produced. The car was built to be cheap and easy to maintain and reliable but cost the East German citizen the equivalent of nearly 20,000 pounds sterling. The rear window blinds, stereo radio/cassette, map light etc are all original East German fittings as is the first aid kit. The car has a 600cc air cooled 2 cylinder 2 stroke engine and a four speed gearbox with column change. Suspension is transverse leaf springs front and rear and the body is made of synthetic resin and cotton wool waste which is almost indestructible”. The First Aid Kit is no longer with the car. The original Engelbert radio and map reader are not working but may be fixable. This Trabant is a good, usable every day car.
|Make||British Classic Cars|
|Category||British Classic Cars, Classic Cars, Trabant|
|LHD / RHD||LHD|
|Private / Trade||Private|
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|Advert placed on||September 15, 2017 4:10 pm|