Hello Chaps, I've had an interest in Trabants for a while now, but more recently that interest has manifested itself into a full blown sick obsession I come from a racing family, and cars have played a central role in my life since birth when my Mum went into labour during the 1986 RAC Rally My fleet currently consists of my 71 Triumph Herald 13/60, 2002 Jaguar XJ Sport and a 1986 Audi Coupe GT. The Herald I bought 12 years ago from my mechanics teacher as a shell and I spent 10 years building her into what she is today. The XJ is one of the last X308 saloons built and my third one of the type, I bought this one in 2016 and did a mini restoration bringing her up to as new condition. The Audi is identical to one my Dad had when I was born, I co-own this car with him and we are renovating it together so that he can pick up where he left off before I came along But over the years I've always liked the little Trabi, but I've decided that now I must own one. Which is what has brought me here to your forum. I'm totally new to the "scene" as it were, but not to restoration. So I'm looking for advice from members on where is good to buy parts and accessories, what types of things I should look out for, do's and don't's as well as general buying advice. Ideally I'm looking for something that wants a restoration, but not a basket case. I've seen a couple for sale but I'm not going to buy until I've learnt some more. So thanks for reading this, and I look forward to hearing back from folk. Thanks, S.