|About the Book|
This book tells the story of the remarkable two stroke commercial vans and light trucks from East Germany, Framo & Barkas. These sturdy vehicles were the only light commercials made in East Germany for decades and used solely two stroke power from the 1930s until 1990. The Barkas also used front wheel drive technology from 1961 and could carry a ton of weight plus its own bodyweight, yet was powered by an engine of less than 1000cc!Read all about these remarkable vehicles in this book, the first book of its kind ever written in English. It has the history, technical specifications, data, anecdotes and the Authors own personal experiences visiting the Framo/Barkas Museum in Frankenburg. A great read for all enthusiasts and anyone interested in unusual classic cars. Also features many factory photographs.