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    The Trabant is an automobile that was produced by former East German auto maker VEB Sachsenring Automobilwerke Zwickau in Zwickau, Sachsen. It was the most common vehicle in East Germany, and was also exported to countries both inside and outside the communist bloc. The main selling point was that it had room for four adults and luggage in a compact, light and durable shell. With its mediocre performance, smoky two-stroke engine, and production shortages, the Trabant is often cited as an example of the disadvantages of centralized planning; on the other hand, it is regarded with derisive affection as a symbol of the failed former East Germany and of the fall of communism (in former West Germany, as many East Germans streamed into West Berlin and West Germany in their Trabants after the opening of the Berlin Wall in 1989). It was in production without any significant changes for nearly 30 years with 3,096,099 Trabants produced in total.

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    1. Fabrizio - Real Polaroid 47 months ago | reply

      trabant rulez..very beautiful shot :)

    2. gicol 47 months ago | reply

      Ciao, sono amministratore di un gruppo chiamato The New Academy Group: Invited Shots p1/c3. Ci farebbe piacere aggiungere l’elemento al gruppo.

      uno scatto da socialismo reale....quasi nostalgico!!!! chi dice che le Trabant sono brutte? sicuramente sono più belle dell'Arna....

      ♫♪♫ ♥♥ L'amicizia fa la differenza the original group ♫♪♫ ♥♥

    3. buttha 47 months ago | reply

      la trabant! Un mito.
      Ottima composizione

    4. LucaRam (contattami su ipernity) 47 months ago | reply

      Ciao, sono amministratore di un gruppo chiamato Imaginātio. Ci farebbe piacere aggiungere l’elemento al gruppo.

    5. .il Nulla di Me. 47 months ago | reply

      fantastica!!! bellissimo il trattamento in tono con la macchina

    6. Liberty Place 47 months ago | reply

      go traby go! :)) cool shot

    7. ganjarock00 47 months ago | reply

      Great capture and info. Is your weekend ride a porsche:]

    8. LusoFox 47 months ago | reply

      Lovely. I remember seeing those cars in Berlin, 10 years ago.

    9. plot19 47 months ago | reply

      great info and subject.

    10. cjeschke 47 months ago | reply

      Great subject. Looks like a mini cooper with a twist! :) I like it a lot!

    11. hansdynasty 47 months ago | reply

      is this near HIK in VIII district??

    12. Pieter Musterd 47 months ago | reply

      great car. You can make a Trabant-tour in Berlin nowadays.

    13. Kiki FL 47 months ago | reply

      Love the beautiful, rich monochrome and great textures and tones in this shot!

    14. sREe inspired. 47 months ago | reply

      beautiful tones here...amazing framing too

    15. Rana___ 47 months ago | reply

      great shot

    16. edi mccrappy 47 months ago | reply

      <3 this car ! :)

    17. maistora 46 months ago | reply

      Love the retro- feel of the scene!

      I had one of these 25-30 years ago and feel nostalgic about them. Captured a 'as new' one very recently:
      Trusted old pony

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