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Revell Germany 1/24 scale Trabant 601S

How quaint! Revell Germany’s fully detailed Trabant captures the boxy lines and clunky details of East Germany’s 23hp people mover perfectly.

By Aaron Skinner
Published: March 8, 2010
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East Germany’s people’s car, the Trabant (frequently referred to as the Trabbi) was built in several versions from 1958 to 1991. The small car was powered by a two-stroke, air-cooled 600cc engine that developed a sedate 23hp. Despite the shortcomings, customers waited years to get one. When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, many of the plastic-bodied cars were abandoned. But the car has gained a cult following in recent years.
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