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Ford? Volga? Russia? America?

Postby Arseny » Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:16 am

Is it 1952 Ford? No, it is Volga!
Is it FIAT? No, it is Lada!
Is it FIAT-600? No, it is Zaporozhets!
...Is it Russia? No, it is Brooklyn, New York!

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Re: Ford? Volga? Russia? America?

Postby Marquette » Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:56 am

Love it! They are gorgeous!

That Lada was sold here in Canada in the early 1980s.

Next to the Lada dealer, I think it was here in Vancouver but it may have been Toronto or elsewhere (I was only 7 at the time, I don't remember!), there was a construction site with a crane, and /reportedly/, after the Korean Airlines 747 was shot down by a Soviet fighter, the crane crew picked up one of the Ladas and dropped it on another. How true this story is, I don't know, but I heard it from multiple sources back then.

What I do know for a fact is that the 1500s didn't seem to last very long, and the Samaras were around for even less time. The Nivas, however, lasted forever... there are still some running around, and nobody who has one wants to sell it!
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Re: Ford? Volga? Russia? America?

Postby Arseny » Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:46 am

Yes, I know about Lada export to Canada. It started in 1978. But this one is not from Canada; "canadian" Ladas differed a little:

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Notice the headlights, bumpers, etc.

To say more, it is Lada-2106 (production started in 1976), and the car on my photo is Lada-2103 (previous model, production started in 1972)

Niva is good car (BTW it is still available in Russia as "Lada 4*4") but it seems too uncomfortable for me. I like new version, "Chevrolet-Niva"

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