The Trabant P601 series was a Trabant model produced by VEB Sachsenring in Zwickau, Sachsen. It was the third generation of the model, built for the longest production time, from 1963 to 1990. As a result, it is the best-known Trabant model and often referred to simply as “the Trabant” or “the Trabi”. Trabant 601 Kübel was a Jeep version with no doors, folding roof, auxiliary heating system, ignition system is RFI shielded.
With hindsight it can be considered East Germany’s response to West Germany’s ‘Peoples Car’, the VW Beetle. Its purpose was to provide a cheap but still reliable car that was very affordable and also easy to repair and maintain. Still, it was at the time of its release rather modern in many ways, with front wheel drive, a low maintenance engine, unitary construction, composite bodywork and independent suspension all around.
Engine: Two cylinder two stroke otto engine type P65/66
Displacement: 594.5 cc (36 cu in)
Bore × Stroke: 72 mm × 73 mm
Rated power: : 19,1 kW at 4200 rpm
Torque: 54 N·m at 3000 rpm
Compression ratio: 7,8 ± 2 : 1
Cooling system: Air-cooled
Clutch: Single disk dry clutch
Gearbox: Four-speed gearbox
Weight: 615 kg 650 kg
Dimensions L × W × H: 3.5 m × 1.5 m × 1.4 m
On Dutch license DL-75-46
Any questions please contact us BAIV BV, Maarheeze, The Netherlands.