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Trabant Museum opens in Prague

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Prague, May 2 (CTK) – A new museum dedicated to the Trabant car, the most popular product of the East German car industry that was well-known in the former Czechoslovakia, and showing the complete history of this two-stroke engine vehicle was opened in Prague-Motol on Sunday, May 1.

The exhibition presents various models of the car, including its predecessors, the P70 vehicle from the 1950s and the P60, the best known Trabant 601 and the last Trabant 1.1 that had a four-stroke engine from the Volkwagen Polo and was produced at the turn of the 1980s and the 1990s.

The exhibition explains the whole process of the Trabant vehicle production which ended in 1991.

An old garage with a Trabant race car that is being repaired can be seen as well as toy models of the Trabant and typical camping equipment used by Trabant owners in the past.

Apart from the cars, other products made in the former East Germany, such as toys, electronics, toiletries or soft drinks are exhibited that evoke life in the communist Czechoslovakia.

The museum was created by the Autosportklub Prague that was founded in the 1960s and whose members raced with Trabant cars, in cooperation with the car factory in Zwickau, Germany in which the Trabants were made.

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