When all of the oily, smoky bits are swapped out for something more powerful, East Germany's plastic fantastic creation goes like stink.

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That seems like a perfectly reasonable use of a new-old-stock spare F40 engine and transmission to me: a mid-engined, rear-wheel-drive road racing Trabant Kombi. (It has to be the Kombi—more space, and we love wagons.)

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This engine and transmission are for sale as a package here, for $229,500.

What would you do with these if you have $229,500 burning a hole in your pocket? Build the ultimate drag-racing Nash Metropolitan? Figure out a way to stuff it into a SCCA Solo2 XP Miata? Make the world's best sounding track Zonda? One-up Glickenhaus and design a completely new trackbeast around it?

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