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Category: Trabant

Maisto, Trabant

by Peter
Categories: Cars, Diecast models, Maisto, Trabant
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The Trabant was the most common vehicle in East Germany and often over looked by model makers although some are available in bigger scales, even Scalextric made a racing version.

This one is made by Maisto International and was issued in 2007 under the ‘Fresh Metal‘ series.

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The scale is about 1:64 and have all four colours as issued.

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Nice little cars from Maisto, the paint is a satin finish rather than a high gloss.

The real cars

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The Trabant is a car that was produced by former East German auto maker VEB Sachsenring Automobilwerke Zwickau in Zwickau, Saxony. It was the most common vehicle in East Germany, and was also exported to countries both inside and outside the communist bloc. The main selling points were that it had room for four adults and luggage in a compact, light and durable shell; it was fast (when introduced); and it was durable.

For more on this car see Wikipedia Here