Soviet car industry
• The Soviet car industry
All rarer and rarer Soviet car industry in the vast roads of the world.
What boy 70s and 80s did not remember 685 th KAvZ? Offered in Kurgan Bus Plant in the period from 1971 to 1986. Remember the marvelous mechanism of opening and closing the doors?
The sample I came across in the village Yurino, the Republic of Mari El. He was standing on the shore of the Volga, it seems in 2006.
The groove-672 in Yerevan, 2014. Lively bus, with "glass roof". Manufactured at Pavlovsk bus factory 1967-1989 years.
Perhaps the most mass bus LIAZ-677, a rare bird today's roads. Yet still occurs. I captured this in Murmansk in 2009.
Komsomolsk-on-Amur, 2010. In the entire history of the issue, from 1967 to 1994, it was issued 194,183 bus! That only cost the automatic transmission, which was completed with the bus !? By the way, who remember how it was called in the people?
Not less common and was LAZ-695, Lvov and Kharkov plants. This pattern I fell in Kirillov, Vologda region.
A on the bank of the Yenisei in Krasnoyarsk, where it was used as a shooting range in 2008.
So in Yerevan in 2014 ... I was a child, most of all loved this bus.
It is not the topic, but since it went on the bus, such a unique Ikarus "convertible" I got in Budapest. Who was in Budapest, he probably saw it, because it is used in the urban tourist line.
And in those years, rare, and today especially the bus "Kuban" I met in Georgia, Tbilisi. Curiously, the Krasnodar mechanical factory specialized in the USSR in the production of special vehicles for cultural institutions. Therefore, the bus "Kuban" was originally conceived as a "bus inspired."
It is equally rare minibus ErAZ-762, manufactured ErAZ from 1966 to 1996 on the GAZ-21 "Volga" platform. Guessing where I photographed it?
Those who do not know, "Rafik"? RAF-2203 "Latvia" minivan unreleased Riga bus factory from 1967 to 1997. I remember those running in Moscow in the early '90s as a shuttle bus. The place of honor was in front, next to the driver. ) And that I met in Yerevan, as you may have guessed.
"loaf" or UAZ -452 still crisscrossing the roads open spaces around the world. And until now, produced by Ulyanovsk Automobile Plant, in more recent versions of course. This I found in Igarka, Krasnoyarsk Territory.
In Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky in 2015 (more recently). Ever met him, and Vietnam, and in Europe, and even in Argentina.
But most of these "samples" and the like special transport is easy to meet in the Russian north. There, as in the preservation of stored completely unique machine. Gas-69 "goat", and even humpback you learn? It Kyusyur village in Yakutia, if you did not read my post about this village, I highly recommend.
There was imaged "shishiga" dashing military truck GAZ-66. Popular name just from the numbers ... 66) years of production from 1964 to 1999.
Since we are talking about the north, so overloaded with cargo ships on special transport in polar Igarka on the Yenisei
And this military ZIL-131 is unique in itself. It stands as a monument to Chernobyl, of course, this sample was in the aftermath of the Chernobyl accident in 1986 year. The majority of special vehicles for a long time cut and buried. On the name of contaminated stand as monuments.
Some sample costs and Chernobyl Museum in Kiev. "UAZ" and "Rafik". )
In fact, the UAZ-469 - Soviet SUV, it is familiar to all citizens as "a police UAZ", as he often met in that version. Although maybe I'm wrong ... Khabarovsk 2010.
Rigid dump trucks "BelAZ" Norilsk travel through the pits. Load capacity - 45 tons.
But there is something we have got far. GAZ -51 (?) Somewhere in the Yaroslavl region, so I do not remember where or when.
And in Cuba, in Havana in 2014, handsome.
It seems GAZ-53 in Tbilisi, Georgia in 2014.
He's in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in 2015.
And he's in Tiksi, on the shores of the Laptev Sea, in 2008. Someone carefully placed under the window ... I think on the fly.
But the most common truck of the Soviet era, I remember exactly ZIL-130. These can be found anywhere. I have met in Cuba, Cambodia, Vietnam ...
Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan in 2014.
Another Soviet dump truck MAZ-500 (and there are different series) in Kyrgyzstan, somewhere near Cholpon-Ata.
So how do without a king Soviet roads? This KAMAZ we met in the same place in Kyrgyzstan, where some of Karakol, who once Przheval'skiy.
In Cuba, until today it is the most common freight. But ever met him, and in the distant Argentina.
No more trucks! Who will call the make and model of the car, he will present a stiff upper lip! Photographed in Myshkin, Yaroslavl region.
There has got this amazing ZAZ-365. We can say the dream of an ordinary Soviet citizen 1966 sample year.
Zaporozhets 968M "earless" in Yakutsk Zhigansk in 2008.
Odessa, 2006. Legend Soviet jokes ...
Tastes of Soviet citizens as for the times certainly have changed. Brezhnev era of stagnation spawned a small dream of the Soviet motorist - Moskvich 2140 Moskvich 412 upgraded version. See what looks good option Havana in 2014?
He's in Kremenchug, Ukraine in 2007.
The next step is conditionally acceptable taste expectations Soviet citizen VAZ-2101 "penny", where without it? Yerevan, 2014
VAZ-2106 "six" in the same place.
And in Havana, "six" is still listed that is called "level".
So the top of expectations, we can say unattainable dream - GAZ-24 "Volga", in the words of the famous movie hero "is almost two-bedroom apartment!" ) Khiva City, Uzbekistan in 2015.
It is possible to transfer a lot of well-known makes and models, which can still be found on the roads open spaces ... How much they still have? They leave, and their era ... And it is absolutely normal. But sometimes you want to stay a while, to look back and remember ... what I'm doing.
Finally, a bonus! Arctic car based on the VAZ-2121 "Niva" in Tiksi. At this same time to drive on the tundra in any weather! )