Trabant 601 S Station Wagon 1978
- Condition: Used
- Make: Other Makes
- Model: Trabant 601 S
- Type: Station wagon / combi
- Trim: Station Wagon / Combi
- Year: 1978
- Mileage: 30
- VIN: 12345678910
- Color: White
- Engine size: 2 cylinder 2 stroke
- Number of cylinders: 2
- Fuel: 50/1 oil/gas ratio engine
- Transmission: 4 speed Manual
- Drive type: FWD
- Interior color: White
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1978 Other Makes Trabant 601 S
Thank you for checking out my listing…Just a few words about me before I tell you more about this Trabant.
I was born and raised in Hungary. My first car was a Trabant. I had it when I was 12 years old and I fell in love with it.
I am still in love with these cars. I have imported 18 Trabants to the U.S.A. in the past few years. In Hungary people are taking them to the junk yard. My goal is to save as many as possible. I know Americans love their cars / toys. Well, Trabants are awesome little cars and lots of fun to have and to play with. Of the 18 Trabants I have imported, this is the last one. I was going to keep this one for myself because it's a very rare, however, my family is growing and I could use the proceeds from the sale of this car. I hate to see it go, but here is your chance to own a piece of Cold War history.
Trabants were produced in East Germany, DDR, from 1957 through 1991. This is the “people's car”, much like West Germany's VW. East Germans paraded these through the Berlin Wall after the collapse of communism in November, 1989. Trabants were made of Duroplast, which is a cotton based resin compound similar to fiberglass. It is weather resistant, very strong and rust proof, built on a steel pan, much like the VW Beetle. It has an aluminum 26 hp 600cc air-cooled 2 cylinder, 2 stroke engine mounted to a 4 speed, with reverse, front wheel drive transaxle. “Trabis” are very dependable and reliable. There are no pumps, i.e. fuel, water or oil to maintain in any Trabant. They are fun to drive, get good mileage @ 35mpg +, handle extremely well, are excellent in snow and weigh only 1350lbs. They will cruise at 60mph all day and can do 70mph+ for short stretches.
Additional Facts and History That Makes This Car Unique:
This vehicle was bought from a city called Balaton in Hungary. This Trabant used to be “the weekend car" for the previous owner to drive around the lake on a nice day. The odometer reads 46k Km, which is about 30,000 miles. The car has the original seats, door panels, floor mats and accessories. What I personally really like about this Trabi is the front and rear bumper and the aluminum door handles and mirrors.
This Trabi is very solid and runs and drives great. It has the original drive train and trim, low back seats, original steering wheel, original jack and spare as well as a new 6 volt battery, 50/1 oil/gas ratio engine. The paint is original, with a few imperfections. It will draw attention at any car show. It is currently titled in Florida, but not tagged. It’s a great investment that will only increase in value.
Although Trabants are rare in the US, we have a growing national club called “Trabant USA”, trabantusa.yolasite.com,
Membership in the club is free and it supports the preservation of these unique vehicles. Parts are inexpensive and readily available, i.e. LDM Tuning and Reich Tuning etc. Free technical support is also available through our Trabant Yahoo group,
DC Rally, sponsored by the International Spy Museum in Washington DC . It's free and a must for any Trabant enthusiast. The museum rewards every Trabi in attendance with a trophy, free lunch, money for gas and hotel. What other car club does that?
Email or call 954 two nine nine 14 0 six ask for - Adam
Link to a video of this Trabant