Thank you Roger!
Not going to claim to be a Trabant expert, but I would guess this is more likely a 80's car.
Looks to be in reasonable shape.
Maybe someone on the West Coast could be the new owner.
From the roof pillars and their width, I'd say you're right. Yet another one somebody lied about to get it imported and registered. I wonder what the procedure is for, ummm....correcting the misinformation?
Yeah, easy to bolt on parts to pre date and post date, but I noticed the wide pillars as well.
I have a feeling that a few cars that landed on the west coast over the past 20 years, may have seen some "creative documentation" to get them in country and titled. All that sais, still looks like a decent car.
Don't know how you guys get around the VIN number issue as it takes about 2 minutes for anyone to check that on the internet with various sites which tell you the month and year of construction, and some cars like mine even have the month and year stamped on the bulkhead above the fuel tank. Over in the UK, after any serious accident or sometimes just an inquisitive cop will check the VIN number against your records and what the year of construction should be, and start asking questions.
It happened in UK a lot to get free road tax , some were done 'properly' with a new VIN welded in but i have seen a car at a show with a new VIN pop riveted over the old one . Most MOT stations and many buyers don't seem to check or care
Where did you get those pretty hubcaps?
This Trabant was actually for sale around 2015 in Harleysville, Pennsylvania. It was $4,500 back then, though I think it was at auction.
7000 US Dollars? Atsa lot for this car
Most Citroen 2CVs that are in the United States have "unusual" VIN numbers...
Sold now...hope 7k was worth every penny.
The above pic is one of the pics put up on the link above.
I am paying four grand for my Trabi, and that includes shipping from The Sunshine State. Just imagine how many Trabants and/or Wartburgs you can buy if you lived in Germany or Hungary, at least 20 Trabants as of now but the value is soaring.
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