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  1. RogerDerSchrauber

    RogerDerSchrauber Premium Member Forum Donor

  2. BillB

    BillB Loyal Comrade Administrator Forum Donor

    Thank you Roger!
    Not going to claim to be a Trabant expert, but I would guess this is more likely a 80's car.
    Looks to be in reasonable shape.
    Maybe someone on the West Coast could be the new owner.
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  3. RogerDerSchrauber

    RogerDerSchrauber Premium Member Forum Donor

    From the roof pillars and their width, I'd say you're right. Yet another one somebody lied about to get it imported and registered. I wonder what the procedure is for, ummm....correcting the misinformation?
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  4. BillB

    BillB Loyal Comrade Administrator Forum Donor

    Yeah, easy to bolt on parts to pre date and post date, but I noticed the wide pillars as well.
    I have a feeling that a few cars that landed on the west coast over the past 20 years, may have seen some "creative documentation" to get them in country and titled. All that sais, still looks like a decent car.
  5. Steve

    Steve Loyal Comrade

    Don't know how you guys get around the VIN number issue as it takes about 2 minutes for anyone to check that on the internet with various sites which tell you the month and year of construction, and some cars like mine even have the month and year stamped on the bulkhead above the fuel tank. Over in the UK, after any serious accident or sometimes just an inquisitive cop will check the VIN number against your records and what the year of construction should be, and start asking questions.
  6. mbeamish

    mbeamish Loyal Comrade

    It happened in UK a lot to get free road tax , some were done 'properly' with a new VIN welded in but i have seen a car at a show with a new VIN pop riveted over the old one . Most MOT stations and many buyers don't seem to check or care
  7. ummeli

    ummeli Premium Member Forum Donor

    Where did you get those pretty hubcaps?
  8. TrabiCRAZY

    TrabiCRAZY Newbie

  9. VADOC

    VADOC Premium Member Forum Donor

    7000 US Dollars? Atsa lot for this car
  10. turbofiat124

    turbofiat124 Premium Member Forum Donor

    Most Citroen 2CVs that are in the United States have "unusual" VIN numbers...
  11. TrabiCRAZY

    TrabiCRAZY Newbie

    Sold now...hope 7k was worth every penny.
  12. RogerDerSchrauber

    RogerDerSchrauber Premium Member Forum Donor

  13. RogerDerSchrauber

    RogerDerSchrauber Premium Member Forum Donor

    The above pic is one of the pics put up on the link above.
  14. TrabiCRAZY

    TrabiCRAZY Newbie

    I am paying four grand for my Trabi, and that includes shipping from The Sunshine State. Just imagine how many Trabants and/or Wartburgs you can buy if you lived in Germany or Hungary, at least 20 Trabants as of now but the value is soaring.

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