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  • The Trabant was a steel monocoque design with roof, bootlid/trunklid, bonnet/hood, bumpers/fenders and doors in Duroplast, a form of plastic containing resin strengthened by wool or cotton.

    Car beauty is in the eye of the beholder

  • PLEITGEN (voice-over): The Trabant was the pride of communist East Germany's auto industry.

    CNN Transcript Nov 2, 2009

  • The Trabant aka Trabbi, the car most used in east Germany before the reunion, could be fixed with an old stocking and some bandaid.

    The Brendan Voyage, by Tim Severin. Book review

  • It really doesn't look like a guy my size could ever fit into a car like this, but for people in socialist Eastern Germany, the Trabant was a car for the whole family.

    CNN Transcript May 25, 2007

  • But for people in socialist Eastern Germany, the Trabant was a car for the whole family.

    CNN Transcript May 25, 2007

  • NAGORSKI: The Trabant is the infamous East German car, which is made out of -- not even out of metal but some sort of composite plastic and it's a small, two-cylinder car that produces more pollution than the largest American car you can imagine.

    The Birth of Freedom: Shaping Lives & Societies in the New Eastern Europe

  • While Westerners scoffed at the cars, both because of the Duroplast plastic bodies and the smoky, weak engines, for the East German regime, the Trabant was a symbol of modernism and socialist efficiency.

    Making the History of 1989

  • I wouldn't go so far as to call him the worst president ever, but that's like saying the Trabant was a way better car than the Yugo.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • The Trabant is the simplest thing you can imagine.

    Latest articles - Radio Prague

  • If the Trabant was the command economy on wheels, then a dodgy Allegro trailing a rickety caravan on the M5 was the automotive equivalent of the fragile hopes of a better life invested in the Keynesian postwar consensus.

    The Guardian World News

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