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axon
07-16-2004, 03:07 PM
hint: east germany.

DavidP
07-16-2004, 03:11 PM
THATS MY CAR!!! How did it get in East Germany!!!!

*glares at axon* :mad:



;)

sean
07-16-2004, 03:13 PM
It looks like a Renault R-8, but that's French.

Perspective
07-16-2004, 05:17 PM
i bet its a "verrücktes kundenspezifisches Auto" ;)

MethodMan
07-16-2004, 07:16 PM
Id say its a beemer.

prog-bman
07-17-2004, 01:47 AM
dude that is the new Ford F-150 isn't it sweet

whackaxe
07-17-2004, 01:56 AM
a Lada? Skoda?

bludstayne
07-17-2004, 06:20 PM
I think it's a pinto.

PS: For the morons that can't detect sarcasm, I used it in this reply.

maes
07-18-2004, 03:21 AM
I also think it's a lada

Salem
07-18-2004, 04:28 AM
I'd guess it was a modded Trabant
ftp://ftp.team.net/ktud/pictures/Eastern.cars/Trabant/p50.jpg

Pretty much like Win98 is modded DOS

You should really strip your JPG files before posting your photoshop efforts ;)

axon
07-18-2004, 09:36 AM
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.

nvoigt
07-18-2004, 01:27 PM
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 (http://images.google.de/images?q=trabant+trabbi&hl=de&lr=&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi) (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.

Davros
07-19-2004, 05:47 AM
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.

sean
07-19-2004, 09:12 AM
Mitsubishi 3000GT?

Davros
07-19-2004, 01:14 PM
>Mitsubishi 3000GT?

Nope. Not Japanese I'm afraid.

Felix
07-19-2004, 02:59 PM
Heh, I thought it was the car of some (in)famous person...