1990 BARKAS B1000 CLASSIC PICK-UP TRUCK BLUE 3 CYLINDER 2-STROKE For Sale






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Last update: 
06.06.2017
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Item Location: 
Brighton., East Sussex, United Kingdom
Drive Side: 
Left-hand drive
Type: 
PICK-UP
Exterior Color: 
BLUE
Seats: 
2
Doors: 
2
Engine Size: 
992 cc
Transmission: 
Manual
Fuel: 
PETROL
MOT Expiry: 
06/2018
Registration Information: 
30/05/1985
Year: 
1990










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Description 1990 BARKAS B1000 CLASSIC PICK-UP TRUCK BLUE 3 CYLINDER 2-STROKE

THIS CUTE LITTLE PICK-UP TRUCK CAN BE YOURS
WILL BE SOLD TO HIGHEST BIDDER
POSSIBLY A GOOD ADVERTISING VEHICLE?
VERY UNUSUAL PICK-UP TRUCK .. ALWAYS ATTRACTS MUCH INTEREST
FRONT WHEEL DRIVE, 1000cc 2-STROKE 3 CYLINDER ENGINE
ONLY REASON FOR SALE IS LACK OF SPACE
HOPING TO FIND A 'CAR-SHOW TYPE' ENTHUSIASTIC OWNER
WHO CAN PUT MORE TIME INTO THIS TRUCK THAN I CAN
PARTS ARE FAIRLY EASY TO OBTAIN FROM GERMANY
THIS TRUCK IS 27 YEARS OLD, YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO VIEW BEFORE BIDDING
NEW BRAKES JUST FITTED, INCLUDING BRAKE SHOES, ALL NEW BRAKE PIPES
ANY QUESTIONS???? KEVIN - 07885 934639
GENUINE PRIVATE SALE:
PLEASE NOTE VEHICLE WILL BE SOLD AS SEEN WITH NO WARRANTY
LOOK AT THE PICS, I DO HAVE A TRAILER, WILL DELIVER FOR A FEE
READ ON FOR GENERAL INFO COPIED FROM THE INTERNET ...
Barkas (van manufacturer) Former Volkspolizei Barkas B 1000 van

Barkas was the East German manufacturer of small delivery vans and minibuses named the B1000.

The van was built in a new factory in Chemnitz (then known as Karl-Marx-Stadt) on a site which was formerly home to the Framo car plant, the old Framo factory having been crated up and shipped to the Soviet Union as part of a larger war reparations package in the late 1940s. The business had subsequently been nationalized by the GDR government.

B1000 production started in 1961 and continued until 1991. Originally the B1000 was powered by the 45 horsepower[1] three cylinder, two stroke DKW derived engine found also in contemporary Wartburgs. Shortly before production ceased, the model designation was changed to B1000/1, and the old engine was replaced by a 1.3 four-stroke engine manufactured under licence from Volkswagen. The Belgian importer began installing a 1.8-litre (Endura-D) Ford diesel engine in the 1980s as the two-stroke was no longer competitive.[2]

The B1000 was a remarkable van at the time; the unusually high loading capacity, two-stroke engine, front wheel drive and semi trailing arms suspension differed from the more traditionally constructed vans in the West. Being the only commercially available van in East Germany, the factory offered many body styles; a flatbed, a panel van, a people carrier, a box van and an ambulance were all available.

Comparisons with the Volkswagen van of the early 1960s were inevitable. Its front-mounted engine made the Barkas easier to load and more variable in its configuration, with space for up to eight passenger seats.[1] The vehicles were mostly produced for public service applications, with private customer delivery times in the 1960s stretching to heroic levels commonly associated with Trabants, of between ten and fourteen years.[1]

Perhaps the most infamous use of the B1000 in the time of East Germany was by the feared Stasi state security forces as a covert prisoner transport vehicle, whereby up to five prisoners could be held in tiny, windowless cells in the rear of the vehicle. The vans were often used to snatch citizens directly from the street, and were usually disguised as food delivery trucks. Examples of vans configured in this way can be found on display at the former Stasi headquarters in Berlin, as well as the Hohenschönhausen prison used to hold political prisoners.[3]







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