Achtung Bitte!

Self Drives: The Trabant Episode 3 of 5

Will makes it to the former East German border in his iconic communist car. But he starts to worry about the safety of the vehicle and wonders whether it's time to call the journey off.

Having started out in London, Will and his childhood friend Mike had planned to drive 700 miles all the way to where the car was manufactured in Zwickau, Germany.

On the former border, they meet a teacher who grew up in the GDR and has fond memories of the Trabant.

But it's becoming clear just how flimsy the plastic-bodied car is. Over dinner in Eisenach, Will and Mike discuss the wisdom of continuing the trip.

Producer: Laurence Grissell.

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Wed 30 Nov 2016 13:45