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That prototype was from 79 or so I think. By 81 the 460 was the one we know and love today. Pretty dramatic roo bar though. Note the roof hatch as well.
 

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The winch bumper and roo bar were made up by Shop 4 Berlin Brigade from a bedford KM front bumper and 2" scaffold pole.
The Warn was donated by the USMML when they were'nt looking.
 

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A WARN 8274 winch. Just as tough as the G and fast too.

That winch is a lot like the G. It has been around forever (was originally from the Belleview winch co.) and is a simple rugged design.

Pitty the Lada driver that got in your way. What was the other common small car in the DDR that had a 2-cycle engine?

Thanks for the photo.

-Sean P.
 

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Better to be liberating winches rather than wenches from the Amercians I suppose.
 

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EuroTruck - 5/14/2005 12:26 PM
What was the other common small car in the DDR that had a 2-cycle engine?

Thanks for the photo.

-Sean P.
That would be the TRABANT.

As any good British squaddy will know the bumper I mentioned was a Bedford MK.

And as for wenches, well that goes without saying the Brits had first choice there [:)]
Picture of a spy photographing a spy ( the camera is either in the hand bag or the dog) LOL [:D]
pic care of USMML, see we still nick from them.
 

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My daily driver is a prototype from 1979. It doesn't have a full VIN (last five digits are 00131). First owner on the Brief is shown as MB. Unfortunately, rust became too much of a challenge and the original body was replaced with a body purchased from ORC. This too was a prototype as it is a cabrio and has a tailgate that opens from the right side (like a door) and not down (like a tailgate). The original engine has been replaced with a diesel 2.5 liter engine (also pruchased from MB) that was a test engine that the factory ran on a stand for the equivalent of about 150,000 km. Finally, the soft top has been replaced with a Schmude multi-piece fiberglass hardtop (panels over front seats and rear windows are removable).

It is no luxury car but in general is a very unique machine with no rust and tons of character (even my neighbor with the Cayenne Turbo and 911 Cabrio has admired it).
 
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