So yes, it was basically a plastic car that smoked like crazy and often lacked some of the most basic parts such as turn signals and brake lights.
You can still buy a 1975 Trabant on auction sites around the world but we would seriously advise you not to. The whole body of the car was constructed of Duroplast reinforced with recycled wood, cotton, and similar fibers.
Yet, people still buy them every now and then, mostly because of
all the nostalgia associated with the car that took hundreds of East Germans over the border once the Wall fell.