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Trabant

March 13, 2010

In Holesovice Prague 7, in the year 1997, permanently parked in front of our building there was a Trabant. It was a beautiful matte burgundy colour with a vivid green plaid interior. Close your eyes and imagine a burgundy plastic car with a multi-green plaid interior. Someone made that, they looked at the burgundy and said to themselves ‘You know what would make a great interior…’.


Every weekend there was a man that would work on his Trabant like is was a Porche. He would polish it and vacuum it’s glorious interior, he would be beneath it with all sorts of tools. I heard some of the most creative swearing coming out from underneath that car.

I watched him for nearly a year and not once did he get it on the road. It was the most amazing display of determination I have ever seen.

Trabant, for the determined man.

-V.

(Above images via McLellansAutomotive.com : World’s Largest Selection of Automotive Literature)

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