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A Real Plastic Car


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 We are not talking about a toy car.

The Trabant was a real car which had a steel unibody frame and the roof, hood, fenders and doors made of a hard plastic. It had two-stroke engine and its weight was 600 kg.

The production of the car lasted from 1957 to 1990 and more than 3 million cars were produced in East Germany over that period.

hood: (AmE: the bonnet) the movable part of a car covering the engine.
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