Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Meanwhile...In Soviet Florida: 1990 Trabant 1.1

When I get a tip from one of DT's regular tippers (you guys know who I'm talking about) I always pay attention.  But when I get a tip from TWO of DT's regulars...well...I have two choices -- one is to drop everything and buy the car -- and the second is to write it up.  My wife would kill me if I bought a Trabant...so I'll have to write it up for one of the other future divorcees in the audience. Find this 1990 Trabant 1.1 offered for $3800 in Naples, FL via craigslist. Tip from Dascpcu and Rock On!

 From the seller:

1990 Trabant 1.1 
condition: good 
cylinders: 4 cylinders 
drive: fwd 
fuel: gas 
odometer: 65000 
paint color: white 
size: compact 
title status: clean 
transmission: manual 
type: wagon 
1990 Trabant 1.1 4 cylinder - manual transmission, 65,000 m, drives and runs well, always garaged, all original, in good condition, but has some rust under the doors

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  1. Actually, drive East German, not Russian. In the "woulda, coulda, shoulda" department, I had the opportunity to get several of these for nearly nothing in 1991 in West Germany, after the Fall of the Wall. Problem was, the 25-year rule for importation applied back then, too. So, finding a Trabbi that fit the rules was difficult. Most were late '70s and early '80s cars. Very few '66 and older, so I passed on them. For quite some time, you could find a very nice Trabant for less than $500, ready to ship to the US. Not so much, now.

  2. There was one in Guatemala (yes, Guatemala...). I don't know what it had under the hood, but it was very, very quick...

  3. Thanks a lot Vince, now I have this song stuck in my head!


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