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Trabant 601 Wiring Diagram
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Trabant 601 Owner's Manual
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Trabant 601 Service Manual
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Trabant Spare Parts Catalog
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Trabant Cars History

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After the WW2, the German town of Zwickau was transferred to the East Germany.


This city is known for the fact that on its territory there was a factory that produced cars of such well-known brands as Horch, and later AUDI, which were part of the Auto Union concern.


The plant was nationalized and named AWZ (Auto-Werke Zwickau).


In 1955, it began production of the AWZ P70 front-wheel drive subcompact car, which some later named Trabant (model P-600).


The name arose under the influence of the launch in the USSR of the first artificial Earth satellite ("trabant", translated from German - "satellite"). This was also reported by the logo in the form of a stylized letter "S".


The body of the car was made of a special, exceptionally strong plastic, known as "duroplast", for the production of which waste from the woodworking industry was used.


Originally, the car was produced only with a 2-door sedan body.


Later, there were models of the "station wagon" type and a model with a lightweight body without a roof and doors, which received the name Tramp - 1979 - it was quite actively used in the army.


The merits of the machine are as obvious as its obvious shortcomings.


The unassuming but cheap little car weighed only 620 kg, thanks to which, its weak two-stroke engine with water cooling could accelerate the car to 100 km/h in 21 seconds — not bad at the time for such a baby.


The plastic case was not only a lung, but also not at all subject to corrosion.


Car suspension was originally designed for bad roads.


But that's not all. In 2008, the German company Herpa (a well-known manufacturer of collectible models) bought the rights to run cars under the Trabant brand.


But in this case, everything is different. The company plans to start making cars, using the latest technologies and made in a design that resembles the good old plastic car.


In a way, Volkswagen Beetle 2 is an attempt to capitalize on a legendary name and a sense of nostalgia.


We must also talk about the Frankfurt Motor Show IAA 2009, where the Trabant nt concept car was presented.


The creators of this cute car were also inspired by the good old R-600.


The ideas are the same — simple design, low cost, compact dimensions.


True, it is not yet clear what plans the creators of this concept have.