GDR | I was born in a country that no longer exists. In fact it felt apart when I ...
... was the same age as my son is right now. He now playes with the same kind of car like my parents had in real. Just one tiny difference. His toy car is made of metal, the real one from 30 years ago was made of paper.
YES, you read it right.
The Trabant was one of the few cars produced in the GDR and bigger parts like the roof, doors, hood and cladding were made of paper or stronger carton if you want so. Just chassis, frame and mechanics were made of metal. The reasons was simple. Metal was expensive as not many resources available. Paper, made of trees was a safe resource and way less expensive to produce.
After ordering a new Trabant you got it delivered after about 20 years.
YES, you again read that right.
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