Lot 112 - 1986 Trabant P601 Kombi Estate
|Sold - £3,920
- A rare P601 Kombi Estate
- Only covered 500km since 2016
With a production run that lasted from 1963 until 1991, the Trabant 601 was unsurprisingly the most well-known model of the 2.8 million ‘Trabis’ finding homes. Produced by VEB Sachsenring in Saxony, the Trabant was the East German answer to its West German counterpart the VW Beetle. Affordable to buy and cheap to run, the Trabant displayed elements ahead of its time including front wheel drive, all round independent suspension and a low maintenance engine. Costing 8,500 DEM (German Marks) or £3,600 in later production years, there was often a 10-year waiting list to take delivery of one.
This interesting 1986 Trabant P601 Kombi Estate was driven some years ago from Germany to County Cork in Ireland after the fall of the Berlin wall. While in the possession of the previous owner it was kept in a garage and only taken out to local shows. Just before being sold to the current owner in 2016, it was recommissioned with a rebuilt starter motor, brake rebuild and suspension overhaul. Registered in the UK at the end of 2016 it is finished in blue with brown and tan cloth interior. This Trabant is supplied with a V5 registration document and copies of the German documents. A true collector’s piece from the cold war.
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