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  1. michiel76

    michiel76 Loyal Comrade

    Hi all,

    For a few weeks ago I was with a friend of my for one day to Zwickau for this Trabant ausstellung.
    This museum was great and I have seen also some proto type's I never knew they excists.
    Have seen also a Trabant with a 3 cilinder diesel engine and with a rotary (wankel) engine.
    They were never produced but this diesel engine they have tested it on the East-German roads at that time.

    During trip to Zwickau we have also passed former border in Eisenach,herleshausen (Wartha) and have found a hidden BT-9 watchtower.
    It was abandoned but very cool.

    Here a few pictures for impression.
    I have made more than 400 pictures that day so if some one is interested in some more pictures I will post hem later!
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  2. RogerDerSchrauber

    RogerDerSchrauber Premium Member Forum Donor

    Gotta go there....sometime.
  3. michiel76

    michiel76 Loyal Comrade

    Here some pictures from this diesel and wankel engine.
    They told me that this diesel prototype was also developed with VW (look at rims,it is from Golf mk1)

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  4. 1983JZR3W

    1983JZR3W Puttering Along

    Great photos and thanks for posting!! More please.
  5. turbofiat124

    turbofiat124 Premium Member Forum Donor

    Awesome photos! Those are some nice prototypes.
  6. michiel76

    michiel76 Loyal Comrade

    I will post more but step by step....there are a lot but I will post most interessting pictures.

    Thnx for likes!
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  7. michiel76

    michiel76 Loyal Comrade


    Also take pictures of a Trabant without his duroplast skin so you can see al the metal work a trabant has.... c5.jpg c6.jpg
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  8. EasternBloc

    EasternBloc Interkosmos Trabinaut Forum Donor

    Thanks for posting! I want a 1.1! I want a diesel Trabi! Oooh, I want a wankel powered one too! It does seem odd to apply western consumerism to a material object of communism, but the desire is strong. Great photos; much appreciated.
  9. turbofiat124

    turbofiat124 Premium Member Forum Donor

    I know the 1.1s had the fuel filler on the passenger side quarter panel but this is a nice touch. For safety reasons I'd like to relocate the fuel tank to the trunk and use one of those fuel cells for race cars. Now that I got that gasoline heater system I could use the 6 volt fuel pump to pump fuel to the carburetor.

  10. michiel76

    michiel76 Loyal Comrade

    There is one Trabant I like to buy if I had a lot of money....the kubel!!
    That is one of my favorite one and originaly in NVA color setting and equipment.

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  11. turbofiat124

    turbofiat124 Premium Member Forum Donor

  12. michiel76

    michiel76 Loyal Comrade

    This kubel models in very good and original shape are expensive!
    Here in Europe they can cost 10 to 25k....depends of condition.
    Normaly 10-15 €.
  13. michiel76

    michiel76 Loyal Comrade

    Polizei Trabant,

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  14. turbofiat124

    turbofiat124 Premium Member Forum Donor

    Love the phone on the dashboard! But I guess that's for the radio and not an actual cellphone. I remember my parents had one of those "bag phones" in their 92 BMW 325 back in the 1990s. I thought why would anybody need a phone in their car? Or need to carry a phone around with them! Back in those days a mobile phone was a status symbol. Now we are just slaves to technology.
  15. michiel76

    michiel76 Loyal Comrade

    Yes,it is for radio to headquarters.(like: we got the thief and we will locked him up in cell block nine,over :D)
    Yes,cellphones,in the early/mid 90s the came and when people carry them it look like refrigurators that big!
  16. michiel76

    michiel76 Loyal Comrade

    In between there was also a haning cut-in-half Trabant.... cut2.jpg cut1.jpg cut.jpg
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  17. kev the builder

    kev the builder Loyal Comrade

    i like the cut aways,my mate had an early mobile it had a box attatched to it like my 110volt transformer,it weighed about the same as well he had it in a rucksack for walking around,the uk police radois had what looked like a phone handset on them,the ones around here would be used for saying thats that kev lets see what hes up to today
  18. michiel76

    michiel76 Loyal Comrade

  19. BillB

    BillB Loyal Comrade Administrator Forum Donor

    I am fortunate enough to be heading to Zwickau for work on June 6/7. I may just have to stop by the Trabant museum and Trabantwelt!
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  20. tricken

    tricken Loyal Comrade

    place is amazing, the workshop is hard to find but worth the trek to see. I have picts from our visit in 2012, the horsch car collections is great to see also.

    go see the workshop if you only have time for thing

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