The Trabant P 601 was presented to the public in 1963 and a year later went into series production. First, the Trabant 601 was five years later equipped with a 23 hp engine with a 26 hp engine. The small car was produced as a sedan under the designation P 601 L, 1964-1990 as a combination (P 601 K) and from 1966 also in the bucket variant. There was also a marked S Special version : P 601 de Luxe. For 26 years, the P 601 was built until production in 1990 was eventually discontinued. Meanwhile, the Trabant has become a true cult car and very popular with collectors and individuals.