Legends of the Soviet automobile industry after restoration

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Oct - 2 - 2015

Legends of the Soviet automobile industry are still on the roads of this country. Some look like they just came off the assembly line, some have undergone significant tuning, but all have recognizable silhouettes, familiar from old movies and childhood memories.

Moskvitch M-401 1946 model year

“I bought in 2000, a bunch of scrap metal, – says Andrey, the owner of the rare” Moskvich “. – Invested in the car about 12 thousand dollars. Two “Victory” stand in the garage. ”

GAZ M-21 1959 model year

Simbek from Kazakhstan collected his first bike when he was in fourth grade, and a motorcycle “Sunrise” – in the eighth. His first car was a “Zhiguli” 1974 release. “In the early 90s I played a childhood dream – began to collect the car GAZ M-21 – he said. – On the purchase, I spent about 15 thousand dollars. ”

GAZ M-1 1937 issue

Gaz M-1 1937 grandfather returned from the war . Since the beginning of the 70s the car was in the garden and quietly crumbled. Simbek restored this car for seven years, spending about 35 thousand dollars.

GAZ M-21 R 1965 model year

Restoring GAZ M-21 R 1965 model year cost the collector 20 thousand dollars.

ZAZ-965 A 1965 release

“This is my first car, I took it, 10 years ago, in three years was totally restored, – says Paul. – I had to work a lot in search of original spare parts. “Now he put the car up for sale. “Selling is not a pity – he says. – Let others rejoice in the eye, find another machine and restore it! This is my hobby, which is impossible to get rid of. ”

GAZ-13, 1978 model year

“When the collapse of the Union took place, bought three” Seagull “- said Vitya. – I had 60 thousand dollars for each pay. The cars were in relatively good condition. One “Seagull,” I have sold well – over 80 thousand dollars. She was taken to Germany.

VAZ 2101 1973 model year

Hleb says he was looking for such a machine in an acceptable condition for a long time. He was lucky: he bought it from pensioner for a half thousand dollars. The run was very small: 60 thousand kilometers. On the restoration he spent only $ 600.

GAZ-69 1955 model year

The former owner of the GAZ-69 – Igors neighbor. “He sold it to me two years ago for 7000 dollars. Now the car is much more expensive, I would like to sell it for 15 thousand, “- says the collector.

Volga M-21, 1966 model year

The owner bought the “Volga” for four thousand dollars invested in the restoration about the same. Machine starred in the film “Vysotsky. Thank you for living “.

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