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while out and about I took this picture. It has a 2 cylinder engine and what looks to be a cloth top.
 

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do you have a front photo ? it looks like an east german tribant , two stroke twin cylinder and a body made from papier mashe then painted
 

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I didn't take a front view but the emblem looked like an early chevy with a big V.
 

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it looks like I want one.
 

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it's italian, and I've never heard of it. Come get it.
 

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stumped yet?
 

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Don't know that one either! Could be fun!!!

nobody said:
it's italian, and I've never heard of it. Come get it.

Where's it at and how much do they want for it? And Is it rusted beyond reasonable restoration?
 

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A cross between a nash and an ISO?
 

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hi Baz, It looks like Trabant. But i think Trabant had the motor at
the front. every body in east Germany was driving Trabant.
when they took the wall down east/west German border
every body left the Trabant on the border. thats the story
i hear from my German technician.
back to the subject Autobianchi is part of Fiat.

pete
 

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I think Baz is right!!!

Looks like it needs about 10 Clowns inside and out hanging all over it! I want it, is it for sale and how much??? What's it's floor pan rust condition ect. Nobody???
 

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the V is right side up. Petes close and Baz found a pic but this one hasn't been hit on the head yet.
 

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wow the power dont think i could drive some thing i could out run :D
Technical Details

Engine 479cc with 21bhp @ 6,200rpm (25bhp in Special & Cabriolet)
later 499,5cc with 22bhp.
Suspension front : independent
rear : independent
wheelbase : 1840mm (Panoramica & Furgoncino : 1940mm)
track (front/rear) : 1121mm/1135mm
Transmission 4 speed manual
Empty weight Trasformabile : 500kg
Berlina 4 posti : 530kg
Cabriolet : 515kg
Panoramica : 585kg
 

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it's an E7 bianchina, I can check if it is for sale. the rust level isn't bad.
 

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i think that has to be the rarest car in the USA as it must have been left in the glove box of some other car when it was imported
you could restore it and carry it as a spare in the trunk of a manta for when you run out of gas and save your legs when you go to a gas station :D
 

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I figured somebody would have asked if I morphed the picture. I was told it was set there by human power, 3 or 4 people could wander off with it. by myself I can lift a corner.
 

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Trabant was made of duroplast, not paper its some sort of early fiberglass (resin & wool), the engine was in the front, and looked quite a bit uglyer than the car pictured. Unlike opels that suffer from rust, trabants biggest enemy are pigs, they like to chew the panels.

later trabants had a 1l VW Polo engine instead of the original two stroke two cilinder... and you most certanly don't want to buy one.
 

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yes Rick it does look restorable and can be purchased. I do think it is very rare and extremely different. Make an offer and I'll pass it along. I can take more pictures if you want. here is one more
 

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dave for comparison theres a trabby in the pics on the jap bad taste , latest link
:D and at the botton my fav mustang :D
 
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