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TRABANT P60 (600)/601

2-door saloon, estate car.

First seen as the 500cc Zwickau P50 (latterly Trabant P50) of 1958-62, and given 595cc engine in 1962 to become P60 (or '600'); this interim model replaced by restyled 601 in 1964. Always front-drive and powered by air-cooled vertical-twin two-stroke. Body initially of resin-reinforced papier machè  and subsequently of Duroplast - which is plastic resin reinforced with natural fibres including cotton waste; it is therefore incorrect to say the 'Trabbi' has a glass-fibre body. Final run of cars, 1990-91, used 1.1-litre VW Polo engine.

Technical Specifications

595cc (S2 TS) 
Front engine, front-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1962 to 1990  
Number produced:
approx 3,000,000