What did the Soviet general secretaries ride: from Ilyich to Sergeyich
The leaders of the new proletarian state were first taken on a rich inheritance left over from the old regime. Mostly in cars from the Imperial Garage or requisitioned by…

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China, Russia or Europe? Features and differences of engine preheaters
Like any equipment, automotive pre-heater is offered by manufacturers in different price segments and has “regional features” depending on the country of origin and brand. There is a choice, and…

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Like a Niva, it’s only better: is it worth buying a Toyota RAV4 II for 500 thousand rubles (part 2)
However, those who want a crossover with an automatic transmission will also not be disappointed: this is an old and four-stage, but delightfully reliable Aisin U140. Given in addition that…

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Buses from the USSR – serial and experimental

Open resort buses on the ZIS-5 chassis for the health resorts of the Crimea and the Caucasus produced several small factories on imported and domestic AMO and ZIS chassis. In particular, they were made by a Tbilisi company under the tricky name Zakavtopromtorg. After the war, similar cars were built on Gorky chassis, with open buses being made until the second half of the 1960s.

ZIS-5

ZIS-8A – products of the Leningrad ATUL plant on an extended chassis ZIS-8. Machines with a capacity of 48 people (32 passengers rode seated) were made with a third non-driving so-called rolling axle and a 73-horsepower ZIS-5 engine from 1936 to 1941. After the war, similar buses were produced, but with a wagon body. Continue reading

Two in one: buy a Honda Civic VIII for 460 thousand (part 2)
Hard but breathing The next car is an illustration of how neither the Civic nor any other car in the aftermarket should be. So, the most expensive instance for 480…

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Motor V12 with a gun - there were such trucks in the USSR!
In the Soviet Union, trucks were the main cars. They were produced in huge quantities by giant, large, medium and small plants. Almost every citizen of the USSR one way…

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Two in one: buy a Honda Civic VIII for 460 thousand (part 2)
Hard but breathing The next car is an illustration of how neither the Civic nor any other car in the aftermarket should be. So, the most expensive instance for 480…

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Like a Niva, it’s only better: is it worth buying a Toyota RAV4 II for 500 thousand rubles (part 1)
Just a month ago, we thought about buying a third-generation Toyota RAV4 and found out that one of the main problems when choosing is a considerable price level for such…

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