Trabant P601 Kombi 1986

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Lot No: 42
Year Make Model Mileage SOLD FOR
1986 Trabant P601 Kombi 54,000 KMS (Not warranted) £2376 + buyers premium


Dubbed by many as “The World’s Worst Car”. In our view this is most unfair to this iconic cult car. After all nearly 3,000,000 Germans can’t be wrong (so popular it is reputed even Angela Merkel was unable to get her hands on one at the end of their production run!)
The 2 stroke 2 cylinder motor fires up on the button and goes like the clappers or should that read ‘Glockenspeil’. Also stops on a Pfennig and handles better than a bar of soap (a wet one anyway). The Duraplast body made from recycled wool, cotton fibres and resin is indestructible and is non recyclable itself. (won’t even burn) Bullet-proof mechanicals ensures these cars will last forever. What other car engine has no camshafts, valves, distributor, fuel pump, cooling system, timing belt/chain etc etc. Parts availability are excellent and are as cheap as chips. (Smell like them too!)
Best of all this malodorous, noisy, smoky car gives two fingers up to the tree huggers. Why not throw some old cooking oil in the tank in for extra effect as you cruise past your local organic shop!
This low kms (believed genuine) Kombi estate was driven some years ago from Germany to that faraway European outpost of County Cork after the fall of the Wall. Has spent the last few years garaged and only taken out to local shows by its German owner. Just recommissioned with rebuilt starter motor, brake and suspension overhaul. The vendor reports its drives without fault and everything works and that it is in much tidier condition than most on the market.
This could be your last opportunity to grab a souvenir of Europe pre –Brexit! (tax –paid anyway!)
Please note EU registered – all EU VAT and duties paid. NOVA supplied. Straight forward to register in the UK – we will assist.

Lot No. 42
Auction 28th October 2016 - 91% SOLD
Vehicle Make Trabant
Vehicle Model P601 Kombi
Year of Manufacture 1986
Mileage 54,000 KMS (Not warranted)
Registration EL039080
Date first Registered 01-07-1986
MOT 21-09-17
Chassis Number 3844771
Engine Number TBC
Estimated Sale Price £1500 - 2000

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