These early advertisements show a lot of idealism, real life under communist rule was a bit different




In the years Trabants were produced after the Berlin Wall came down Trabants were very hard to sell. This lot of both 2-stroke 601's and VW Polo engined 4-stroke 1.1's shows that. The 1.1's below were delivered to dealerships only to be returned.



"Men of Steel drive cars of cardboard" 

(Based on the myth that Trabants are made of carboard)

 In the years after the fall of the Berlin Wall Trabants became completely worthless, and many Trabants received the undeserving treatment of the car above

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