Cheap little runaround and an ICONIC one Watch

Landie_Man
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http://carandclassic.com/car/C224253#

I know people laugh at these But I quite like it! TWO STROKE engine!






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I have never seen one of those things in me entire life. I would much prefer a vehicle like yours.
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Somebody please inform both the style police, and the environmental police
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Looks ok.
Dont forget they've got a steel chassis so check underneath for grot.

Are you dealing up?
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OMFG A TRABANT <3

Hahaha. Get it and throw a 12a/13b into it
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Work some polish into it (it will take hours do not underestimate it! I have a mini-sized car that is also rare/iconic and it took me 6 hours) and that paint will come up like new! The thing I'm most concerned about is rust - the elusive killer of cars. If there's lots of structural rust (in the description it says 'requires light work') then I would avoid. And 'light work' is a matter of opinion, i.e. lots of welding may need to be done which unless you know someone who can offer you a discount or do it for free becomes risky. All the costs add up and eventually it becomes an expensive project.

My advice is to maybe research where the most problematic areas of this make and model of car is such as areas of rust that cause the most problems, mechanical issues etc and take someone who has a great knowledge of cars mechanically to make sure you're not buying a death wish.

Edit: Are you considering buying the car in the link or was it an example? I'm not sure how old you are but since the car is left hand drive it may cost quite a bit more to insure.
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(Original post by Scott1541)
I have never seen one of those things in me entire life. I would much prefer a vehicle like yours.
Yeah I do prefer my Land Rover, though was temped to call the bloke selling the trabant!

(Original post by Nick Longjohnson)
OMFG A TRABANT <3

Hahaha. Get it and throw a 12a/13b into it

Nah leave it as it is, to retain the trabantness!

(Original post by JC.)
Looks ok.
Dont forget they've got a steel chassis so check underneath for grot.

Are you dealing up?
What? Selling my Land Rover for a Trabbie? Don't be silly! I'd still love a trabbie though
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Nah leave it as it is, to retain the trabantness!
Fair enough, that one looks pretty clean. You should get a second, rusty crappy one, and turbo rotary that. Talk about ultimate sleeper!

I wish I had the time/space to do something like that, but when you move around a lot you never have a proper garage
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I would never ever put a more modern engine in an old land rover, same thing
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I have always wanted a trabbie, GET IT!
There made out of freakin cardboard that is amazing!
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No.....just no.
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(Original post by Landie_Man)
What? Selling my Land Rover for a Trabbie? Don't be silly! I'd still love a trabbie though
Who mentioned selling up?

The most cars I've ever had on the road at one time was 5...
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