History of some old timers:

  1. Yellow Trabant-The Trabant  is an automobile which has been produced from 1957 to 1990 by former East German auto maker VEB Sachsenring Automobilwerke Zwickau in Zwickau, Saxony (Germany).

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It is often regarded as a symbol of the defunct East Germany and of the collapse of the Eastern Bloc in general. The car had a reputation for being uncomfortable, ugly, slow, noisy, and dirty. Nevertheless, it was very sought after in East Germany before the fall of the Berlin Wall. It had a hard plastic body mounted to a single-piece steel chassis (a so-called uni body or monochrome), front-wheel drive, a transversely-mounted engine, and independent suspension—all features that were unusual for the era in which it was manufactured.

Dubbed a “spark plug with a roof”, 3,096,999 examples of various models of the Trabant were produced over nearly 30 years with few significant changes to its basic design.Older models of the car later became popular among collectors in the United States due to their low cost and fewer restrictions on importing antique cars. The Trabant also gained a following among car tuning enthusiasts and for use in rally racing and other motor sports.

2. The Green Ford Taunus TC (produced between 1970 to 1975)- The Ford Taunus TC is a range of large family cars that were built by Ford Germany from 1970 until 1982. The Taunus TC was based on Ford UK’s Cortina range, with the “TC” badge standing for Taunus Cortina.

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3. The Light blue Citroen DS 23– The Citroën DS is a front-engine, front-wheel-drive executive car manufactured and marketed by the French company Citroën from 1955 to 1975 in sedan, wagon/estate and convertible body configurations. Italian sculptor and industrial designer Flaminio Bertoni and the French aeronautical engineer André Lefèbvre styled and engineered the car. Paul Magès developed the hydro pneumatic self-leveling suspension.

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Noted for its aerodynamic, futuristic body design and innovative technology, the DS set new standards in ride quality, handling, and braking—and was the first production car equipped with disc brakes.

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Citroën sold 1,455,746 examples, including 1,330,755 built at the manufacturer’s Paris Quai André-Citroën production plant.The DS placed third in the 1999 Car of the Century poll recognizing the world’s most influential auto designs. Classic & Sports Car magazine was named this car the most beautiful car of all time.

 

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