Hi all. I am an American living and working in Hungary. I've been here for over 3 years now. I am the proud owner of TWO Trabants. One is a 1986 that I purchased from the original owner. It has a Fiat 903 4-cylinder, 4-stroke engine. The second is a 1982 powered by the original 2-stroke 600cc engine. About 3 months ago I was involved in a life-threatening accident in the 1986 Trabant. A truck was attempting to open a large door at the air base where I work. No cones or people were present to warn of the cable stretched across the road. I hit it, and it ripped off the hood, cut through the windshield and front posts, then it struck me in the MOUTH. My jaw was shattered into 5 separate pieces, plus numerous skull fractures, and coma for 7 days. I regained consciousness on Christmas Day. I've healed fairly well and went back to work this month, but I still have problems with my jaw bones healing up correctly. It looks like I will be returning to the U.S. for corrective surgery. It's amazing how the body protects itself as I cannot remember anything about the accident. I had a '57 Chevy theme on the car, and plan to do the same on my "new" 1982 Trabant. Here are some pictures: Here you can see where the cable stopped at the door posts before cutting my head off. Actually, the seat back failed sending me into the back seat.