Trabant P601 motor car

1986 in Germany

Trabant P601 Two Door Saloon, 1986. Reg. No. D799 NCV. Chassis No.36084342. The Trabant was first introduced in 1959, in what was then East Germany (German Democratic Republic) and continued to be produced until 1991. They have become typified as the symbol of Eastern European motoring before the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, partly because of the legendry long wait for a new one (up to 15yrs), partly because they lasted so long, but also because so many were seen to come out of East German in 1989. This example has a two-stroke 594cc engine and was produced in 1986 and exported from East Germany to Cornwall in 1992.


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  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
  • land vehicle
  • passenger vehicle

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