You may have heard of the Trabant before but here is a little article about them. When I was little I had these weird fantasies of driving go-carts through the halls of my school. Strange, I know. Whenever I see a Trabi driving down the road, I think about driving it through the small allies and narrow streets of the L√ľneburger Altstadt at top speed until it just falls apart. Demolition derby style. One really hard bump though is probably all it would take to knock one apart.

The former East German people’s car, the Trabant, has finally achieved cult status on classic car markets, with vehicles in mint condition fetching as much as twenty times the original price.