This is NOT my car, a auction that i found .... http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAP...8524&item=261360938524&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466 Here is your chance to own a piece of Cold War history. Trabants were produced in East Germany, DDR, from 1957 through 1991. This is the people's car, much like West Germany's VW, that East Germans drove through the Berlin Wall after the collapse of communism on November 9, 1989. Trabants were made of Duroplast, which is a cotton based resin compound similar to fiberglass that is weather resistant, very strong and rust proof built on a steel pan, much like the Beetle. It has an aluminum 26 hp 600cc aircooled 2 cylinder 2 stroke engine mounted to a 4 speed, with reverse, front wheel drive transaxle. Trabis are very dependable and reliable. There are no pumps, i.e. fuel, water or oil to maintain in any Trabants. They are fun to drive, get good mileage @ 35mpg +, handle extremely well, are excellent in snow and weigh only 1350lbs. They will cruise at 60mph all day and can do 70mph+ for short stretches. This Trabi has solid floor pans and runs and drives great. It has the original drive train, new battery, original 12 volt electrical system (so bulbs and battery are available anywhere) original electronic ignition (greatly increases reliability, starting ease, fuel economy), low back seats, fuel consumption meter aka magic mouse (you can get 50mpg correctly using this gauge with an electronic ignition Trabi), sport wheel, factory tow hitch, spare tire etc. It has 50/1 oil/gas ratio engine which practically eliminates exhaust smoke after warm up. Trabant P601's may look basically the same after 1964 but German engineers made constant subtle improvements year after year adding up to a relatively civilized Trabi in the later production years. Just repainted last week, You can't stop for gas without people walking up asking about it. The smiles and stories are endless. Maryland title is in my name. Tag and drive it today. Great investment that will only increase in value. Although Trabants are rare in the US, we have a growing national club, TrabantUSA, where membership is free and we support the preservation of these unique vehicles. Parts are inexpensive and readily available, i.e. LDM Tuning and Reich Tuning etc. Free technical support is also available through our Trabant Yahoo group. Join us at our 8th Annual DC Rally, Parade of Trabants VIII, sponsored by the International Spy Museum in Washington DC on November 8th, 2014 which will be the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. It's free and a must for any Trabant enthusiast. We are striving to have 25 Trabants there for the occasion, The museum rewards every Trabi in attendance with a trophy, free lunch, money for gas and hotel and a bunch of comradery. What other car club does that? Check out some of our "Parade of Trabants" videos on youtube. email or call 443-847-0202 ask for Mike. Please don't hesitate to ask any questions. Thanks for looking. key words: VW Beetle, Morris Minor, Mini Cooper, 2CV. 4CV, Austin, Anglia, Triumph, MG, Fiat, microcar, micro car, minicar, mini car, small car, fun car, sports car, sportscar, subcompact, economy car.