1/24 Trabant 601 Car - RVL-7713
The Trabant 601, the third and most built model of the Trabant range, was made from 1964 onwards at the VEB Sachsenring Automobilwerke Zwickau. Its external appearance had the trapezium shape that was customary at the beginning of the 60s.
For the body shell Duroplast was used, a material based on plastic and cotton. The 601 was powered by an air-cooled two-cylinder two-stroke engine, with an unmistakably noisy gear shift, which is as easy to see under the opening bonnet of the model as the crook-handled gear stick in the interior.
To begin with the air-cooled engine offered 23 hp which was increased to 26 in 1969. Witha total build of over 2.8 million, this Trabant 601, which was produced with only minor modifications until 1990, was the mass-produced people's car of the former DDR.