Here we go Trabant estate for sale. It is late model (1991) with 1.1 petrol engine (manufactured by IFA basing on and with use of VW Polo parts). Brought from Poland end of August. Drove on her own wheels all the 1000 mls of distance without any problems. Still on PL plates, with insurance valid until the end of this year and the new MOT for 1 year, done legally just before the departure. The Trabant starts, drives and all systems in order, however - needs some attention. At first, the bodywork. Since these later models were constructed not only form cardboard panels ;-) there is some rust here and there. The floor plate is ok, well preserved from underneath, RH sill also intact, the LH had two major holes which I welded but still needs some repair. The windows' rants are rusty to various extent - need to be cleaned and fixed (probably with glass removed). The boot lid with rust at the bottom - just started to fix it with fibre glass - easy work to do. Both headlight rings were corroded, now I repaired the LH one (see the picture). There is a missing chunk from the RH front wing, however also easily reparable with fibre glass. The worst thing are the sills' rants from both sides (see the picture of the LH drivers side) - must be welded. Another thing - the paintwork: at some point the previous owners tried to "refresh" the car with a brush, which is obvious on the wings and doors (the roof is intact). The last, a few, technical issues: - speedo cable is snapped - the carb probably needs an adjustment - some clinging at the RH front wheel, no idea what might be as the suspension has been inspected quite thoroughly - in the near future the front shocks must be replaced - also, the clutch's bearing is audible now - doesn't slip and accelerates normally, although one may expect the clutch to be replaced soon - the window in driver's door doesn't sit in properly - I'll try to fix it. Before my departure from PL the following things were done: - petrol tank replaced - the front chassis replaced - heating fixed - LH sill welded - lights' switch fixed - rear RH swing arm repaired. The overall condition of Trabbi is rather average and the car, although fully drivable, should be seen as "a project" - yet, everything's quite easy to fix. I just lowered the price because no time nor hearth to get it fixed really. I am open to any sensible offers - also swaps for another car, van or a motorbike. The car is located in front of my garage in Ingatestone. I drive her once a week to keep everything running. All viewings and test drives welcome.
|Make||British Classic Cars|
|Category||British Classic Cars, Classic Cars, Trabant|
|LHD / RHD||LHD|
|Private / Trade||Private|
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|Advert placed on||October 17, 2014 8:42 pm|