can you identify this car?

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    can you identify this car?

    hint: east germany.
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    THATS MY CAR!!! How did it get in East Germany!!!!

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    It looks like a Renault R-8, but that's French.

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    i bet its a "verrücktes kundenspezifisches Auto"

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    Id say its a beemer.
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    dude that is the new Ford F-150 isn't it sweet
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    a Lada? Skoda?
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    I think it's a pinto.

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    I also think it's a lada

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    I'd guess it was a modded Trabant
    ftp://ftp.team.net/ktud/pictures/Eas...rabant/p50.jpg

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    Yup...Salem got it right....it is a Trabant. A pretty popular car from the late 60's to the late 80's in East Germany and Eastern Europe.

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    Yes, that's a Trabant P601, also called a Trabbi.
    601 was the type number, but quickly became a joke about communist economy... 600 people waiting, one car available. When you ordered one, it could take up to ten ( 10! ) years to actually get it. And it was not like there where any alternatives.

    It's indeed a "verrücktes kundenspezifisches Auto" ( weird customized car ). Many versions were built, you can have a look here (google).

    Trabbants were also called "Rennpappe" which means "racing cardboard" because Trabbis were made of some type of plastic, with very little metal involved.

    After the reunion, a classmate bought one for 30$. Nowadays they are more costly as none have been produced in the last 15 years plus they probably are a tax nightmare because they don't fit into any still existing pollution category.
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    Here's my first car, although I had the saloon version. This is the only picture I could find anywhere on the web! Can you identify it?

    It leaked like a canoe. I was forever putting bathroom sealent around the front windscreen to stop the rain pouring in.
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    Mitsubishi 3000GT?

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    >Mitsubishi 3000GT?

    Nope. Not Japanese I'm afraid.
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