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Homely/Bizarre Soviet-Era Vehicles: They Waited TEN Years for THIS?
Reaganite Republican ^ | 01 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican

Posted on 07/01/2014 3:33:49 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican


Ah, the fruits of socialism: if only we'd allow Dear Leader 
unbridled power, I just know he could make everything better...





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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; History; Politics
KEYWORDS: industry; socialism; statism; ussr

1 posted on 07/01/2014 3:33:49 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: AdvisorB; ken5050; sten; paythefiddler; gattaca; bayliving; SeminoleCounty; chesley; Vendome; ...

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2 posted on 07/01/2014 3:34:38 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

Hard to pick a winner. It’s like they designed a car from what they had in the parts bin.


3 posted on 07/01/2014 3:38:39 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Reaganite Republican

It’s just another mid-year, built on Friday, ‘union’ supported General Motors - Moscow plant vehicle!


4 posted on 07/01/2014 3:49:39 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Reaganite Republican

That Moskovicj 408 would be a flat awesome hot rod done up as a Pro street/Gasser.


5 posted on 07/01/2014 3:51:12 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Reaganite Republican
That ZAZ 689 looks like they copied a Škoda 100. Of course, Škoda's nowadays are pretty nice cars.
6 posted on 07/01/2014 3:56:39 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Skoda 100 probably better than the Soviet copy even back then, I would think

And Tatra certainly outdid anything the Russians ever put on the road


7 posted on 07/01/2014 4:04:00 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Norm Lenhart

That 408 is actually a nice looking car. Wikipedia says it was a concept car 1964 aluminum body, removable hardtop and electronic fuel injection. Don’t know anything about it. It could have been pretty hot for its day. Some of the others are weird, but we had the Pontiac Aztek, almost everything AMC made, and a few other slightly off cars and trucks.

The ZiL 4906 or 49061 is amphibious.


8 posted on 07/01/2014 4:15:30 AM PDT by NYFriend
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To: Reaganite Republican

Looks like an adaptation for extreme cold conditions.


9 posted on 07/01/2014 4:17:04 AM PDT by aardwolf46
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To: NYFriend

My dad had a 408 sedan back to earlier 1980s, wife’s grand daddy kept an 2141 (liftback version of 2142 pictured at link) from late 1980s into earlier 2000s.


10 posted on 07/01/2014 4:28:27 AM PDT by wetphoenix
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

My wife is Czech. Her mother and father had to put down 15,000 krone and wait 5 years for a Skoda. They abandoned everything they owned and fled in 1968 to Germany.

She fumes every day about Obama because she’s seen it all before.


11 posted on 07/01/2014 4:30:52 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Reaganite Republican

I didn’t know Yugo made trucks also.


12 posted on 07/01/2014 4:32:35 AM PDT by McGruff (It's not the crime, it's the cover-up they said.)
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To: Gaffer

Mine Czech too, Gaffer


13 posted on 07/01/2014 4:46:44 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

thats the toxic avengers truck...lol


14 posted on 07/01/2014 4:54:34 AM PDT by Irishguy
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To: Reaganite Republican

So it’s official: The Aztec was designed by a former Soviet automobile engineer.


15 posted on 07/01/2014 5:04:58 AM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: logi_cal869

Yeah maybe heh heh


16 posted on 07/01/2014 5:21:31 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican
The episode of BBC Top Gear where they test drive a number of old Soviet vehicles is hilarious.


17 posted on 07/01/2014 5:21:47 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

You say that like its a bad thing.


18 posted on 07/01/2014 5:21:55 AM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: Reaganite Republican

19 posted on 07/01/2014 5:32:36 AM PDT by Blogatron (If the truth hurts, read The New York Times.)
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To: Reaganite Republican
Beat hard with an ugly stick: IZH 2125

Both of the IZH 2125s could have been sold by AMC.

20 posted on 07/01/2014 5:37:12 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (The IRS: either criminally irresponsible in backup procedures or criminally responsible of coverup.)
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To: envisio

The ‘Special Olympics’ of automobiles.


21 posted on 07/01/2014 5:38:53 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: NYFriend; TADSLOS; KC_Lion

I don’t know if you are a gamer, but the Fallout games have one car I wish would have been made in real life. the “Chryslus Corvega”. It looks like a 50’s concept car gone horribly, horribly wrong.

http://www.cwaboard.co.uk/viewtopic.php?p=102211

I know beauty is in the eye of the beer holder and all, but this thing is just wrong to the point of being awesome. It looks like a 55 Chevy and an ElCamino/Ranchero had sex. Then again I actually like the Edsel. No, Seriously ;)


22 posted on 07/01/2014 5:41:46 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Reaganite Republican
Great job, RR, again.
This car - the "???" - probably a home-made deal - has some lines worth preserving in something down the road:

(Sure, get a hood that fits, and put a scoop on the hood, and modernize the whole design, but there's a kernel of a good rally car somewhere in there.)


This one could be the design starter yeast for some over-the-top hot-rod truck:


And as others have mentioned, there is something fun in the lines of the Moskvich 408 Tourist that could be expanded upon:


23 posted on 07/01/2014 5:43:43 AM PDT by Yossarian
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I loved the communist cars episode. The commies built some sad stuff.


24 posted on 07/01/2014 5:50:05 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.q)
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To: Norm Lenhart

“That Moskovicj 408 would be a flat awesome hot rod done up as a Pro street/Gasser.”

x2 Amen brother!


25 posted on 07/01/2014 5:57:26 AM PDT by Clay Moore ("911 is for when the backhoe won't start." J RandomFreeper)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Thanks for the post. I just spent the better part of an hour going to the links under the pictures. Good stuff.


26 posted on 07/01/2014 6:19:01 AM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

I visited the links under the pictures. Why am I strangely attracted to these fugly vehicles?

Click the link under the green Pinzgauer. Up to $19k. Man, I’d like to have one of those to play around on my land.

It says they only have 90 horsepower and slow as Christmas. But the transmission is twice the size of the engine. With all 6 wheels locked it will yank the gates off of hell in low gear.


27 posted on 07/01/2014 6:24:00 AM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

The BBC program, Top Gear, based upon all things transportation in personal vehicles has done specials on these cars.


28 posted on 07/01/2014 6:31:50 AM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: wally_bert
The commies built some sad stuff.

When something is designed and built by a committee, it is USUALLY sad/bad stuff. Here in the US we have epic examples of our own. The good stuff has someone's inspiration and desire behind it and in the modern car companies with international markets and cost constraints, these very seldom come to market.

My epic American fail since it was for the premium car line; the Cadillac Cimarron (1982), a rebadged Chevy J-car to attract BMW fans to an American small luxury car.


29 posted on 07/01/2014 6:31:52 AM PDT by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: Yossarian

Wasn’t some guy named Naderizov shipped off to the gulag for saying that Moskvich 408 Tourist was “unsafe at any speed”?


30 posted on 07/01/2014 6:37:08 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Might have known you’d beat me to it!


31 posted on 07/01/2014 6:40:49 AM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: envisio
A fleet of those vehicles would qualify you to put a big sign up labeled 'Bizzaro Ranch'. The fun part would be coming up with names for each vehicle.

This truck kills me. It violates every rule ever written. Only thing wrong with it it appears the wheels are all the same size.


32 posted on 07/01/2014 6:55:22 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Epic fail and proves their taste is all in their mouth...


33 posted on 07/01/2014 7:03:00 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Norm Lenhart
It looks like they took the grill off a 1964 Galaxy and used it on the 408.
34 posted on 07/01/2014 7:03:57 AM PDT by painter ( Isaiah: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil,")
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To: Reaganite Republican
The Syrena, from Poland.


35 posted on 07/01/2014 7:06:42 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
Reminds me a little bit of the Crosley.


36 posted on 07/01/2014 7:08:59 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Reaganite Republican
Hardly compares to the East German's Trabant. Underpowered, shoddy construction, overpriced, and waiting lines for years, it was a gem of socialist manufacturing technology.

Here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trabant

37 posted on 07/01/2014 7:16:51 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
In fact it is a photoshop of a 1965 UAZ pickup truck. Here is how does it look for real:
38 posted on 07/01/2014 7:21:52 AM PDT by wetphoenix
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To: Reaganite Republican
"I got it one piece at a time
And it didn't cost me a dime"

39 posted on 07/01/2014 7:45:56 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

That truck sort of reminds me of that fugly NY hag with the sloppy lips that moved to Florida and is always yammering for the democrats.


40 posted on 07/01/2014 10:51:39 AM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: SES1066
I still wonder if Cinnamon drivers of the time had a clue why I was cracked up laughing when I would drive by them.

It was hard to hold back the mirth at someone gullible enough to buy such a POS foisted so cynically on them.

Some car magazine tested it and suggested it drove like an Accord that did not run very well.

41 posted on 07/01/2014 10:57:13 AM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Reaganite Republican

"My little babushka, we must buy it. We paint it, take kids, go camping in woods, and wrestle bears."

42 posted on 07/01/2014 5:09:12 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: Free Vulcan

A Russian RV?


43 posted on 07/01/2014 5:09:44 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Reaganite Republican

I never click your links but this topic is very interesting


44 posted on 07/01/2014 5:15:34 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

If they designed on, I imagine it’d probably look like that. Most likely doesn’t run for crap, but if it did it seems like it’d be a helluva lot of fun.

“Quiet children! This is Russian RV, we do not need road to get to camp! We make road!”


45 posted on 07/01/2014 5:51:25 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: wetphoenix

was the 408 anything like the one in the picture? How’d it run?


46 posted on 07/01/2014 6:43:56 PM PDT by NYFriend
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To: NYFriend

It was exactly the same, but our was a 4 door sedan. I have never actually seen a coupe version pictured there, it is probably a prototype.
How has it run? Well, not so good comparing to modern cars but not too bad comparing to the rest of European small cars from the 1960s. AFAIK the engine was a BMW knock-off.


47 posted on 07/01/2014 6:50:16 PM PDT by wetphoenix
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To: Reaganite Republican
Hardly compares to the East German's Trabant. Underpowered, shoddy construction, overpriced, and waiting lines for years, it was a gem of socialist manufacturing technology.

Here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trabant

48 posted on 07/02/2014 6:33:05 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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