Member #6Jim and Doris Yoder
1965 P601 Sedan
I became interested in the Trabi when we visited a friend in Erfurt in 1992. It was the most fascinating car I had ever seen. I am a kind of car collector from early antiques to 50's classics. This one was very special as I knew there would not be many in the US. In 1996 a friend in Zwickau helped me purchase one and we got it shipped to US. The car cost me $250 and shipping was $1100. I had a bit of a problem getting it into the US but with it being of antique status we could bring it in. Our car is a 1965 model 601 Deluxe Limousine and I have the name of the owner and have corresponded with him for a history of the car etc. He could not believe that anyone in the US would want such a car. It was in very good shape when it arrived and I have been driving it to shows and parades since. It has been featured in several area news papers. It creates quite a stir when I drive up because it is rare and rarely does anyone even know what it is. I will skip the details of the car as the readers of this will know all the details etc. I can still get parts for the car thru the friends in Weimar and Zwickau. I have had to do very little to the car to keep it running. I feel quite fortunate to have this piece of world history that I was able to afford to get. I drive it at least once a month on a 20 mile trip to keep it running well.