Trabant - P601
There were two principal variants of the Trabant, the Trabant 500, also known as the Trabant P 50, produced 1957-1963; and the Trabant 601 (or Trabant P 60 series), produced from 1963 to 1991. The engine for both the Trabant 500 and 601 was a small two-stroke engine with two cylinders, giving the vehicle modest performance. At the end of production it delivered 19 kW (25 horsepower) from a 600 cc displacement. The car took 21 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) and the top speed was 112 km/h (70 mph).
Germany
Germany
Trabant 601-click for a larger picture
Trabant 601 1975
Trabant 601 de LUXE
Location
Tiefenbronn by Pforzheim
County
Karlsruhe, Germany
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Number of persons:4 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual
Trabant P601-click for a larger picture
Trabant P601 1988
Trabant P601
Location
Berlin
County
Germany
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Number of persons:4 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual
Trabant P601-click for a larger picture
Trabant P601 1984
Trabant P601 Kubelwagen
Location
Berlin
County
Germany
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Number of persons:4 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual
Trabant P601-click for a larger picture
Trabant P601 1975
Trabant P601 Cabrio
Location
Forsten b. Munich
County
Bavaria, Germany
click here to go to Oldie Garage - South Bavaria
Number of persons:4 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Audio:radio
There were two main problems with the engine: the smoky exhaust and the pollution it produced; nine times the amount of hydrocarbons and five times the carbon monoxides of the average European car of 2007. The fuel consumption was a modest 7 liters/100 km. (34 mpg (US), 40 mpg (Imperial)).

 

The Trabant was a steel monocoque design with roof, bootlid, bonnet, fenders and doors in Duroplast, a form of plastic containing resin strengthened by wool or cotton. The Trabant was the second car to use Duroplast, after the "pre-Trabant" P70 (Zwickau) model (1954-1959). The duroplast was made of recycled material, cotton waste from Russia and phenol resins from the East German dye industry making the Trabant the first car with a body made of recycled material.

 

More than three million Trabants were made. 

 

Source: Wikipedia.
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