Thursday, June 28, 2012

Down On The Street - Hamburg Edition

Arguably the crappiest car I've ever shot, also one of the most unique.
It's an East German Trabant 601 S Deluxe. This is the first one I have ever seen in the wild.
Who knows exactly what year it is, the 601 model debuted in 1963 and was produced with virtually no changes through 1991. Powered by a 600cc two cylinder, two-stroke engine developing a massive 26 horsepower, delivered to the front wheels.
I'm pretty sure that this one last had its "Duroplast" body (composed of plastic, resins and cotton waste) was last painted with a brush. Or maybe a roller.

not sure what this windshield decal crest represents, but it's not the crest for Hamburg

 With that cheapo 80s-styled steering wheel, this may be one of the later cars.
Even the roof rack is ugly.


Keith said...

I saw one once on the street in Bern. The paint was flaking off the hood in huge chunks.

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