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Old 12-05-2005, 08:13 AM
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Barkas B1000 1961-1991

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Old 12-05-2005, 01:23 PM
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I remember these minivans quite well - they could often be seen climbing up and down our roads. They were produced in former East Germany (or DDR as it was called officially) and they were powered by the same tree-cylinder two-stroke engines as old Wartburg cars, I think
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Old 12-05-2005, 05:12 PM
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What's next ? Hi-res pics of Trabants ?

However, I wouldn't mind, I like Trabant, my dad has two of it
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Old 12-05-2005, 05:21 PM
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What's next ? Hi-res pics of Trabants ?

However, I wouldn't mind, I like Trabant, my dad has two of it
I was thinking about that
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Old 12-07-2005, 03:08 AM
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WOW. Cool. I need also Trabant! Barkas is a nice car.
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Old 12-07-2005, 06:25 AM
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Barkas is a nice car.
You think?
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Old 12-07-2005, 01:14 PM
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Yes. It is very classic. And did u hear as its engine sounds?
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Old 07-20-2013, 04:04 AM
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Barkas was the East German manufacturer of small delivery vans and minibuses named the B1000.

The van was built in a new factory in Chemnitz (then known as Karl-Marx-Stadt) on a site which was formerly home to the Framo car plant, the old Framo factory having been crated up and shipped to the Soviet Union as part of a larger war reparations package in the late 1940s. The business had subsequently been nationalized by the GDR government.

B1000 production started in 1961 and continued until 1991. Originally the B1000 was powered by the 45 horsepower three cylinder, two stroke DKW derived engine found also in contemporary Wartburgs. Shortly before production ceased, the model designation was changed to B1000/1, and the old engine was replaced by a 1.3 four-stroke engine manufactured under licence from Volkswagen. The Belgian importer began installing a 1.8 liter (Endura-D) Ford diesel engine in the 1980s as the two-stroke was no longer competitive.

The B1000 was a remarkable van at the time; the unusually high loading capacity, two-stroke engine, front wheel drive and semi trailing arms suspension differed from the more traditionally constructed vans in the West. Being the only commercially available van in the GDR the factory offered many body styles; a flatbed, a panel van, a people carrier, a box van and an ambulance were all available.

Comparisons with the Volkswagen van of the early 1960s were inevitable. Its front-mounted engine made the Barkas easier to load and more variable in its configuration, with space for up to 8 passenger seats. The vehicles were mostly produced for public service applications, with private customer delivery times in the 1960s stretching to heroic levels commonly associated with Trabants, of between ten and fourteen years.

Perhaps the most infamous use of the B1000 in the time of the GDR was by the feared Stasi state security forces as a covert prisoner transport vehicle, whereby up to 5 prisoners could be held in tiny, windowless cells in the rear of the vehicle. The vans were often used to snatch citizens directly from the street, and were usually disguised as food delivery trucks. Examples of vans configured in this way can be found on display at the former Stasi headquarters in Berlin, as well as the Hohenschönhausen prison used to hold political prisoners.

Altogether 175,740 B1000s and 1,961 B1000/1s were built.

Source: wikipedia.org
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Old 07-20-2013, 04:06 AM
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