Classic Car Hire World Car Hire Rental Trabant — Volkswagen Polo Classic II

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Volkswagen Polo Classic II

The Trabant was the first (or second, P70 model, pre-Trabant 1954-1959) small car with a plastic The material was Duroplast, containing strengthened by wool or cotton. It was to manufacture, and helped the GDR to avoid steel imports. It did not provide crash protection, although in tests it has actually proven to be to some small hatchbacks. are numerous unconfirmed reports the plastic material was digestible by and that they have the taste for Trabants in some One such scene can even be in the movie Black Cat, Cat by Emir Kusturica.

The engine was a small two-stroke with two cylinders giving the modest performance. At the end of production it 25 horsepower (19 kW) from a 600 cc displacement. The car 21 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h and the top was 112 km/h. The main problem the engine was the smoky exhaust and the it produced. The Trabant factories from the factories of other manufacturers, closed after War II. After producing cars the name of AWZ (Auto-Werke Zwickau), the Trabant was used for the first in 1957, after launching the P 50 model. This was originally as a three wheeled covered It was converted to a car only in its final

Later, a Volkswagen Polo replaced the elderly two-stroke

After the 1989 Wende and reunification of the two Germanies, financial hit the Trabant factories, which in 1991. Although Trabants had exported from East they became well in the West after the fall of the Wall when many abandoned by their eastern after migrating west. reports inaccurately described as having cardboard bodies. In the 90s it was possible to buy a Trabant for as little as a few and many were given Later, as they became prices recovered, but they very cheap cars.

Such was their cultural that the rock group U2 Trabants as props on their Zoo TV including several vehicles from the ceilings of concert

In the 1990s, the Trabant suddenly famous when it upset the Mercedes-Benz A-Class while the common Moose test (a of slalom with small on the course). The Trabant perfectly the test. Mercedes had to deal the embarrassment, while the Trabant unexpected praise.


Since Trabants are so inexpensive to they are a practical budget for use in rallies and other events.

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