Trabant 601s Cabriolet NEC Classic Car Show 2014 Exhibit For Sale

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601s Cabriolet
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Left-hand drive
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AM/FM Stereo, Cassette Player
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Petrol/2 stroke mix
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Description Trabant 601s Cabriolet NEC Classic Car Show 2014 Exhibit

NEC Classic
Motor Show Exhibit 2014 - gets more attention than Lady Gaga, topless or
otherwise (the car I mean).
Really rare,
professional conversion, runs beautifully, one of a kind!
I am sorry to
have to sell my much-loved Trabant Convertible. I don't drive it as much as I
should and I do have a dozen or so Trabants anyway and I am being forced to
write this as the wife is standing behind me with a gun to my head. It's just
been exhibited at the 2014 NEC Classic Motor Show where it was the focus of
much attention and not a little amusement. This car makes people smile.
 This car is 42
years old so it's a classic car. The Trabant was the iconic car of the
communist East German state. Made of duroplast (cotton fibre) and probably bits
of recycled T34 tank it was standard transport for those lucky enough to have a
car in East Germany and production continued until 1991.
The engine has
only 5 moving parts so it's easy to service and maintain. It runs on a 40:1 mix
of petrol and two stroke oil as it has a (598cc) two stroke engine.
The interior is
one of a kind and very "German alternative". The seats are of very
good quality as is the rest of the interior. The purple and yellow combination
is truly outrageous and works really well, with its tendency to reinforce the
smile that passersby routinely make when this car pops and crackles past them,
its 2 stoke engine making its distinct noise. Everyone notices this car.
The roof is a
soft top, affixed to the body with pop studs. The car is a joy to drive top
down in the summer, but it's also a very good winter car, as it was designed to
be to cope with East German winters.
It is a very
reliable car. Always starts 1st time. The gears are dash mounted, rather like a
2CV. It copes very well with city and rural traffic. Tends to be a bit too slow
for motorways but I've driven it on the M6 and M1 many times without a problem.
Last November
marked the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall when Trabants full
of curious East Germans poured into West Berlin and the humble Trabi became the
iconic symbol of the fall of the Berlin Wall. These cars are appreciating
seriously in value. There was a time when they were two a penny, now they're
quite expensive. You'll often see a standard Trabant in need of restoration
being advertised for as much as £2k!
The wheels
alone on this car are worth £150 each.
Numberplate is
valuable in its own right and goes well with the car. It has MOT of 5
Please come and
view and test drive in Birmingham.
collects/drives away. I take most forms of payment including bank transfer,
cheque, and cash but PLEASE CONTACT ME BEFORE YOU PAY.
Please text me
on 07577200300 if you'd like to discuss and I will call you back.
Happy Bidding

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