Lot 0312: 1985 Cold War Buran Motorschlitten (DDR)

Recently we discovered an iconic unit being the ‘Motorschlitten BURAN’ which was extensively used by the ‘GRENZTRUPPEN der DDR’ for their daily operations in wintertime.
The unit is still in very good and original condition. A very rare discovery because it comes including its matching trailer.
The robust tracked vehicle Buran 640 was built in the Soviet Union for its 100th birthday (1970). Since the mid-1970s, the Soviet snowmobile has also been used for GDR border security in border operations with correspondingly high levels of snow in the winter months. The excellent cross-country mobility and reliability have made this vehicle legendary in the border service.
The unit is very complete and comes with its complete documentation, spare parts & tool set and matching trailer!
For a good impression of the Motorschlitten in full operation see: DDR-Propaganda zum Grenzschutz: Politoffizier der Grenztruppen.
Iconic ‘Cold War’ Discovery!

Manufacturer: JSC “Russkaya Mekhanika”
Model: BURAN 640
Year of production: 1985
Chassis Number: 25050729
Total length: 2.64 m
Total width: 0.90 m
Total height: 1.04 m (without windshield)
With windshield: 1.33 m
Empty weight: 280 kg
Payload: 200 kg
Seats: 2
Top speed: 25 km/h
Range: 100 km
Fuel consumption: 30 l/100km
Engine: 2-cylinder two-stroke gasoline engine, air-cooled, 635 cc, 20,6 kW (27 hp)
Drive chain: 2 x 380 mm
Steer ski (front): 1
Transmission: unsynchronized manual transmission: 1 gear forward / 1 gear backward
Trailer load: 280 kg. (not braked)
Total length: 2.90 m
Total width: 0.90 m
Total height: 0.55 m (without windshield)
With windshield: 0.90 m
Empty weight: 80 kg
Payload: 200 kg
Seats: 2

Location: Nederweert, the Netherlands
Condition: Runner
Permits: No specific permits required

Between € 1.500 and € 3.000