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TRABANT
601

1963 - 1990
Germany

🗃 C-segment

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History of the TRABANT 601

In hindsight, the Trabant 601 can be considered East Germany's answer to West Germany's 'Peoples Car', the VW Beetle.[1][2] Its purpose was to provide a cheap but still reliable car that was very affordable and also easy to repair and maintain. Still, it was at the time of its release rather modern in many ways, with front wheel drive, a low maintenance engine, unitary construction, composite bodywork and independent suspension all around. The main letdown was the pre-war DKW based engine that was competitive when launched, but from the late 1950s into the 1960s, small economy cars in western countries that used two-stroke engines, were replaced with cleaner and more efficient four-stroke engines, as employed from the start in the Volkswagen Beetle. Two-stroke engines of this sort, with crankcase scavenging and lubricating oil provided during fuel intake, burn their lubricating oil by design and produce smoky tailpipe emissions. However, two-stroke engines were also to be found in cars like the Western German Auto Union 1000 that ended production in 1963, and the Swedish Saab 96 that changed to four-stroke in 1967. The lack of development funds in East Germany forced the continued use of a two-stroke engine in the Trabant, thus causing this vehicle to become obsolescent in the 1960s and extremely obsolete by the 1980s.

Upgrades & Evolutions during the TRABANT 601 production

🔸 TRABANT - 601 : 1963 - 1990

🔹 Produced for each model year :

🔹 1963 TRABANT - 601

🔹 1964 TRABANT - 601

🔹 1965 TRABANT - 601

🔹 1966 TRABANT - 601

🔹 1967 TRABANT - 601

🔹 1968 TRABANT - 601

🔹 1969 TRABANT - 601

🔹 1970 TRABANT - 601

🔹 1971 TRABANT - 601

🔹 1972 TRABANT - 601

🔹 1973 TRABANT - 601

🔹 1974 TRABANT - 601

🔹 1975 TRABANT - 601

🔹 1976 TRABANT - 601

🔹 1977 TRABANT - 601

🔹 1978 TRABANT - 601

🔹 1979 TRABANT - 601

🔹 1980 TRABANT - 601

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🔹 1982 TRABANT - 601

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🔹 1984 TRABANT - 601

🔹 1985 TRABANT - 601

🔹 1986 TRABANT - 601

🔹 1987 TRABANT - 601

🔹 1988 TRABANT - 601

🔹 1989 TRABANT - 601

🔹 1990 TRABANT - 601

What are the TRABANT 601 paint codes?

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Renovation tutorials for the TRABANT 601

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What is the average quotation of the TRABANT 601 year by year?

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TRABANT 601 quotations from DEC 2020 to AUG 2022

📉 Cheapest quotation : US$1,550
Average quotation : US$6,847
📈 Most expensive quotation : US$9,495

The TRABANT 601 has been produced in several configurations

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