PETER’S OTHER CLAS­SICS

Practical Classics (UK) - - SHED HERO -

1989 Tra­bant P601

One of the most recog­nis­able sym­bols of Eastern Bloc mo­tor­ing, the two-stroke Tra­bant has a Duro­plast body (rather than card­board, as of­ten stated). Peter’s car was built in the same month the Ber­lin Wall fell – Novem­ber 1989.

1990 Ta­tra 613-3

The suc­ces­sor to the 603, the Vig­naledesigned 613 was fit­ted with a larger 3.5-litre rear­mounted V8 blessed with quadru­ple over­head camshafts.

1986 Wart­burg 353W

One of the few Eastern Bloc mod­els of its era to make an im­pres­sion in the west, this model found a home with 19,000 UK mo­torists un­der the name of the Wart­burg Knight. A 992cc twostroke, of course, it’s Peter’s prac­ti­cal long-dis­tance load-lug­ger.

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