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Vintage! Melkus RS 1000

When people hear "East German car", they first think of the Trabant and the Wartburg. Few have heard of the Melkus RS 1000, the only sportscar East Germany ever built in volume production. But it was a small series -- just 101 vehicles.

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The Melkus is less than one meter tall, and it's not really suitable for everyday use; the suspension is very hard, and the engine's sound is barely muffled. Drive It! took a look at this modern classic.