Neil, your picture shows the modernized 1984-Version of the 353 Wartburg. It had lots of plastic and black coated bumpers. Very similar was the limitedly produced 1988-89 Version, with 1,3L VW 4-stroke engine.
The original 353 dated back from 1966 and had indeed a modern bodywork for that time, but with an outdated 2-stroke engine.
I kind of like the way this thread "moved": a guy who probably just voted "leave" (Neil) and one who would definitly vote "remain" if he lived in the UK (me) and others from far away discussing peacefully about cars. I prefere this to the Willigenburg-hatred stuff.