8. Trabant 601
One of the funniest examples of American design on an Eastern European car is the East German Trabant 601. This was a communist economy car, diminutive in every way, but with a body of composite material. It had a tiny 600 cc, two-stroke engine with two cylinders and 26 HP. Since it weighed just 1,300 pounds, the performance was good, but far from satisfying.
The most interesting thing was the design. Although smaller and lacking chrome, American design clearly inspired the Trabant 601, thanks to the rear fins and taillights. They introduced the Trabant 601 in 1963, considering it a modern economy car at the time. It stayed in production until 1990 and they made more than two million of them.