The engineer and automotive designer Werner Lange would be so proud of this vehicle. As one of the main responsible for the development of the Trabant 601 was the former August Horch Automobilwerke GmbH Employee of the chief designer of the VEB Sachsenring motor vehicle and engine plant in Zwickau and responsible for the further development of the Trabant. Although the Bermsgrüner (Saxony, Erzgebirge) was not allowed to realize his dream of P603, the successful 601 got a worthy successor as Trabant 1.1. Equipped with a water-cooled four-stroke engine from VW came 1990, the visually discreetly changed, 1.1 on the market.
Vilner Garage Restomod Trabant 1.1
In view of the competition from West Germany, however, no chance from the start so that after only 12 months the last 1.1 left the factory on April 30, 1991. And the guys from Vilner Garage have now made just such a copy. This "VW Beetle of the GDR" is one of the last to be produced and has a completely restored interior. Only high-quality and modern materials were used, but the nostalgic charm of that time was retained. The decision was made for a leather / checked textile combination called "Ivory Soft" and only the sparse headrests were left original. The “Charcoal Black” dashboard, which was handcrafted with leather and partly takes up the look of the seats and door panels, is not original.
only the headrests are still standard
And even the small details such as the gearshift bag, the gear stick and even the safety straps on the doors were thought of during the finishing. The Momo sports steering wheel with a leather rim comes from the present day, and instead of the Trabant emblem, there are now “21” badges everywhere. In addition, a modern retro radio with speakers in the doors and on the rear shelf for an improved sound inside. And some things are different on the outside too. But here, too, attention was paid to the typical characteristics of a trabbi to obtain. The vehicle is still on the original rims, but these are now provided with a foil-wrapped textile look. The same applies to the spectacular roof, which is “typically Trabant” in a different color than the body.
LED technology in the new headlights
The front grille was painted matt black and the 1.1 now shines with ultra-modern LED main headlights with daytime running lights and integrated indicators. And there is no Sachsenring emblem on the outside either. Here, too, you bet on the "21". A great vehicle that was originally built less than 30 km away from our tuning blog editorial team. If we receive timely information on further changes not mentioned so far, there will of course be an update for this report. It is best to subscribe to our feed and if there is something new you will be informed immediately. We hope you enjoy looking at the pictures.
(Photos: Vilner garage)
These are the details of the 1990 Trabant 1.1:
- Interior with leather / check textile combination ("Ivory Soft")
- Original headrests
- “Charcoal Black” dashboard
- Seats and door panels completely new
- Shift bag, gear stick, safety straps etc. refined
- Momo sports steering wheel with leather wreath
- "21" badges everywhere
- Retro radio with speakers in the doors and on the hat rack
- original rims with foiled textile look
- Roof foiled
- Foil on the doors
- Grille matt black
- LED headlight with daytime running light function
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Vilner Garage Restomod Trabant 1.1
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