The government says it will end production of the boxy little car, fondly called a Trabi, that was the staple of former East Germany's auto industry.

About 10,000 Trabant cars will be delivered to Poland under an existing agreement with the former East German government, the German Economics Ministry added in a statement.The tiny Trabant, made of fiberglass, is almost comic in comparison with the mighty Mercedes-Benz and the BMWs that race down Germany's autobahns. The Trabant's top speed is around 62 mph.

Trabis became famous when East German refugees drove them into West Germany.