Weirdly wonderful in an Eastern bloc sort of way: Trabi 601 in the snow

East German engineering at its finest?

For advocates of capitalism it is often cited as an example of the disadvantages of centralized planning as even refueling the car required lifting the hood, filling the tank with gasoline (only 24 litres), then adding two-stroke oil and shaking it back and forth to mix. It was in production without any significant changes for nearly 30 years with 3,096,099 Trabants produced in total (source).

Photos: ifa.zweitakt


~ by velofinds on January 4, 2010.

One Response to “Weirdly wonderful in an Eastern bloc sort of way: Trabi 601 in the snow”

  1. This car looks very forlorn! Cold, shivering in the damp! Needs to be rescued.

    Good luck.

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