1962 Trabant 500 (P50)

Price: - Item location: North Hills, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Other Makes
  • Model: Trabant 500 (P50)
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Sedan
  • Year:1962
  • Mileage:31,468
  • VIN:6233579
  • Color:Cream/Alpine Blue
  • Engine size:Air Cooled 2 Stroke, 500cc (31cu.in.), 20HP (15Kw)
  • Number of cylinders:2
  • Fuel:Gasoline with 2T engine oil mixture
  • Transmission:4 Speed Manual Column Shifter
  • Drive type: FWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1962 Other Makes Trabant 500 (P50)

This is an auction of a nicely restored 1962 Trabant 500
General history:
The Trabant /trəˈbɑːnt/ is a car that was produced by former East German auto maker VEB Sachsenring Automobilwerke Zwickau in Zwickau, axony. It was the most common vehicle in East Germany, nd was also exported to countries both inside and outside the Eastern Block. It was advertised as having room for four adults and luggage in a compact and durable shell; and being relatively fast but quite fuel efficient. The body of the Trabant was constructed of recycled, iberglass-like material, hich was called the "Duroplast." The Duroplast was reinforced with recycled fibers such as cotton and wood mixed together with a special adhesive that was bolted to a steel frame. The Trabant's air-cooled 2 cylinders 500cc (31cuin) (which was eventually upgraded to 600cc) two-stroke engine was derived from a pre-war DKW design, ith minor alterations being made throughout the car's production run. The Trabant was produced between 1957-1989, nd 1989-1991 with a more modern 4 cyliders 1.1L four-stroke VW Polo engine. The number of total production estimated about 3.7millions, owever, oday there aren't too many around worldwide, nd there is a limited number of them can be found in the U.S. and a very few of them are in an excellent condition like the one you are looking at right now!
About the vehicle is being auctioned right now:
This Trabant went through a complete body restoration that includes body work and a two tone, wo stage paint job with a clear coat on top. Sound dampening sheets were installed on the floor, oors, ront/rear quarter panels and roof to decrease the outside noise. The complete interior was redone. New carpets in the cabin and as well as in the trunk. The seats, oor panels, nd the front/rear quarter panels are made of premium quality vinyl with white border. Added headliner makes the vehicle more "luxurious." New weather stripping all around and the window seals are new as well. The 2 cylinder 500cc (31cu.in.) two-stroke engine is in great running condition and produces 20HP (15Kw). The engine is air-cooled and doesn't require much maintenance. New coils, park plugs, park plug cables. New fuel distributor valve. Carburetor is newly rebuilt and fine tuned. The transmission is a four-speed manual on the column. New transmission axle seals and upper/lower rubber sleeves on front axles as well. Clutch is in excellent working condition. The one circuit brake system was completely rebuilt. New master-cylinder and brake fluid reservoir. New hard and soft brake lines at the front and at the rear as well. New brake light switch. Brand new wheel cylinders and brake shoes were also added and the drums were just machined. New tires and original style wheel hub caps. New ignition plate, gnition point beakers, nd condensators as well. All electrical components and lights work.
This vehicle is a one of a kind phenomenon. It's in an excellent running condition and very fun to drive. It's definitely a head turner. Wherever you drive it people constantly want to talk to you about the vehicle and take photos of it. It's a perfect fun vehicle for the weekends, or car shows or for everyday use. The vehicle has a clear title and it's in hand. Registration is up to date and there's no back fees what so ever in the DMV's database.The vehicle has no warranty and is being sold in an "as is" condition. No return will be accepted. It only can be picked up locally by the new owner. I'm not intend to ship it anywhere so please don't even ask. Verified cashier's, anker's check, r cash will be accepted at the time of pick up. A $500 deposit must be paid through PayPal within 24Hrs of purchase, hich is non-refundable even if you changed you mind about the purchase of this vehicle.
If you have any questions, lease feel free to contact me.
Thank you for looking and have a happy bidding!