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1964-1991 TRABANT 601 specifications

1964-1991 TRABANT 601 specifications Classic and Performance Car

Briefly Europe’s most symbolic car in the aftermath of the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989-1990, the Trabant 601’s novelty soon wore off once the horrible truth about how bad it was to drive emerged. The Eastern Europeans shunned it once they had the opportunity to lay their hands on secondhand Golfs, and Duraplast-bodied Trabbies soon ended up littering scrapyards across the continent. However, an enthusiastic following has now emerged, and late VW-powered models are proving to be Germany’s least likely Q-car, when upgraded to G40 spec…

Production

  • Production:
    2,860,214
  • Price (excellent)
    £1,500
  • Price (good):
    £700
  • Price (average):
    £350
  • Price (project):
    £250

Performance

  • Top speed:
    62.0mph
  • Power:
    30.0bhp
  • Torque:
    35.0lb/ft

Engine

  • Configuration:
    N/A
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3555mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2020mm
  • Width:
    1505mm
  • Height:
    1440mm
  • Weight:
    650kgs

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