Monday, 19 October 2015

Wartburg 355 - A stilysh coupe for the working class

The last piece of the collection of the DDR prototypes is the Wartburg 355. Built in 1968 it was a beautiful and modern looking coupe for its time. It featured a 1.1 litre 4-stroke engine from Renault:




There are rumors that one very big and famous german concern copied their design for the 1974 Passat B1 from this Wartburg - just for comparison:





Because the Wartburg never went into production it could probably be true... It seems that the Dieselgate isn't the first time they have cheated ;)

The original car:

For now the collection of the DDR cars is as good as complete:


For the other prototypes there is not enough info to create a model of them.

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