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  2. I have received a lot of messages asking about the future of the forums once my car sells. Well today it sold and will soon be on its way to its new home. With that said, for the forums, there is more information under 'Announcements" titled "Future of the Forums' you could also copy and paste this link: http://www.trabantforums.com/threads/future-of-the-forums-donations.1762/
  1. trondd

    trondd Newbie

  2. BillB

    BillB Loyal Comrade Administrator Forum Donor

    Thanks for posting.
    Ad says 1980, serial tag reads 1990
    Photos show Hungarian plates.
    The ad says Elmwood Park, very close to O'Hare airport.
    I'm in the general area if anyone needs help to look at the car.
  3. RogerDerSchrauber

    RogerDerSchrauber Premium Member Forum Donor

    For $7800 you could import a better one.
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  4. BillB

    BillB Loyal Comrade Administrator Forum Donor

    Agreed, it is a wee bit rough for that sorta dough
  5. BillB

    BillB Loyal Comrade Administrator Forum Donor

    OK, visited the car. It's real and the seller (Manny) is a really nice guy. The car is not perfect, but is very restorable.
    The money is too much for me, but to each his own.

    Trabant 1.1 4.png.jpg Trabant 1.1 3.png.jpg Trabant 1.1 2.png.jpg
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  6. trondd

    trondd Newbie

    Did he import it himself or just happen to acquire it somehow?
  7. BillB

    BillB Loyal Comrade Administrator Forum Donor

    He imported lots of cars (about 70) and is starting to "thin down". The Trabant came from Hungary. He has a large number of very unique French, British and German cars. Selling everything, but just a touch out of my price range.
  8. RogerDerSchrauber

    RogerDerSchrauber Premium Member Forum Donor

    He's not going to get 7800 for it. 5K, maybe.
  9. kev the builder

    kev the builder Loyal Comrade

    5k is at least double what it would in the uk
  10. BillB

    BillB Loyal Comrade Administrator Forum Donor

    Well, you just never know.....
    As I was leaving, two guys pulled up in a VW CC to also look at the 1.1.
    Manny sent me an email and said they are buying it.
    Whatever floats your boat I guess.
  11. trondd

    trondd Newbie

    Well, good for him.

    There will always be somebody....just gotta find them. I would think the 1.1 would be an interesting vehicle to an early watercooled VW enthusiast.
  12. tricken

    tricken Loyal Comrade

    wow fully restored? what is this rattle can restoration?
  13. BillB

    BillB Loyal Comrade Administrator Forum Donor

    Was contacted by Manny via email.
    Turns out, the car did not sell and he wanted to let me know it was running and ready to go.
    If someone really wanted a 1.1, this would be a project (being nice).
    It's still available via the link above.

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