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Wankel Trabant

A project from Internationales Trabant Register
in Zwickau, Germany

The Intertrab e.V. is rebuilding a very rare Trabant with a Wankel engine true to the original as part of the Wankel-Trabant project. Since this project is very time-consuming, we need your help.

Jannes Malchow
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About this project

The primary goal of Intertrab e.V. is to preserve the Trabant as a cultural asset. The association ran the AUTOmobile Trabant exhibition in Zwickau's Uhdestraße until 29.10.2017. Vehicles from all construction phases from P70 to Trabant 1.1 and special conversions are gathered in our club rooms, as are their accessories such as caravans from the GDR era, etc. The thermoset production line (on loan from the August Horch Museum) has found a worthy setting here over the years. It is still our aim to make our loans available to museums, trade fairs and companies so that they can be shown to a wide public. The association is a supporter of the "International Trabant Driver's Meeting" (ITT) in Zwickau. The association organises the vehicle evaluation and thus supports the organiser, the August Horch Museum.
 
Who do you want to help?
We want to preserve the technical cultural asset "Trabant" and make it publicly accessible to all interested people, including special vehicles and prototypes that have been little or not at all known up to now. At the same time, these exhibits can also be used for educational purposes, e.g. for motor vehicle mechatronics.
 
How do you want to proceed and what are the steps?
Wankel-Trabant
From 1960 to 1969, the GDR automobile industry was significantly involved in the development of the Wankel engine ( KKM ). The Sachsenring Zwickau automobile factory was also intensively involved at the time. Several vehicles were prepared for the installation of the KKM. Unfortunately, these cars were "destroyed" again in 1969 after development work was discontinued. The InterTrab Association has a test vehicle from this period, which has, however, been converted back into a two-stroke Trabant. So at least the bodywork is available with some special modifications. A working group has now been formed with the ambitious goal of restoring this car to the condition it was in as a test vehicle, i.e. with a KKM engine. Work on this is currently in full swing. Not an easy task, especially with regard to the engine.

What exactly do you need donations for in your work?
Donations are needed for all the work that needs to be done (craftsmanship, spare parts, painting, etc.). The stripping of the paint from the body costs money, the upholstering of the seats costs money, the painting of the body costs money, the creation of new technical drawings for the Wankel engine costs money, the actual production of the Wankel engine costs money.Furthermore, a lot of "small parts" are needed to make the car drivable again. The assembly of the vehicle is usually done by the members of the association on a voluntary basis. The total investment is expected to be around 70t€ for the entire vehicle. 

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The Intertrab e.V. is rebuilding a very rare Trabant with a Wankel engine true to the original as part of the Wankel-Trabant project. Since this project is very time-consuming, we need your help.

About this project

Jannes Malchow Write a message

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About

betterplace.org is the largest German donation platform. Since 2007 we have been helping people, aid organizations and companies to do good. All projects on betterplace.org are non-profit. Since we ourselves also do not work for profit, our platform is free of charge for the projects.
2007founded
12,500non-profit organisations
185m €for a good cause
Initiative Transparente Zivilgesellschaft (Logo)