1. Salsabx

    Salsabx Newbie

    Hello All,

    I am a U.S. Guy working in a smaller town in Hungary, I've always loved Trabbies and when I was in Germany they were hard to come by (imagine that). I've been in Hungary for a little over two months and bought a 601S from my neighbour across the street, it runs and drives well with a little freewheel issue. Shifts into 4th then ramps up like it's in neutral. I think the PO put heavy weight gear oil in it. This example cost the Equivalent of $380.00. Overall super happy with the purchase.


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  2. Andrewwoey

    Andrewwoey Loyal Comrade

    Welcome to the forum. Nice car. You are in a great country for the parts for the car.

  3. Austinpowers

    Austinpowers Loyal Comrade

    Welcome and nice little Trabi you have there. Even in Hungary they are a rare site these days.
    What part of Hungary are you staying at? My wife is Hungarian and we drive out there twice a year during the summer. We have a little holiday home at lake Balatonon. We keep a Trabi out there that cruise around in ,and it always gets a lot of attention.We have a few friends out there that are real Trabant nuts and even race them. There are quite a few places in Hungary that do parts for trabi’s and there are some clubs as well.
  4. frogbros

    frogbros Von Trabi Forum Donor

  5. Caleb

    Caleb Loyal Comrade

    Welcome! Congrats on the car and great purchase price.
  6. Bill

    Bill Smoking Along

    Looks like a nice car! Have fun!
  7. antpeter

    antpeter Newbie

    Hello Salsabx,
    First of all,let me congratulate your Trabi.Guess what 2years ago I had a similar 2stroke Trabant,but I sold it,because it had some problems about its gearbox.I tried to restore it ,because you know every oarts of these cars are available in Hungary,and everything is ridiculously cheap.
    I regretted selling it,that's why I bought another one.Can you keep your trabi in a garage or a parking lot?
    Anyway I also live in Hungary in Várpalota.I"ll upload some photos of my car soon.
    I recommend you to buy an used transmission from jofogas.hu or bontoplaza.hu.These websites are available only hungarian language,but if you want,I can help you.
    Best wishes,Peter.
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