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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Additional marking of rusty and broken VIN: to whom, when and how to do it
A few days ago, government decree No. 1653 “On approval of requirements for additional marking of a vehicle, the procedure for applying and applying it” was officially published, which introduces…

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Eight red: tuning VAZ-21013
Vazovskaya “classic” is gradually moving from the category of signs of lack of money to the category of signs of the presence of some of their surpluses - that is,…

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Fatal accident: instead of chippers – to the camera because of a piece of paper

The accident occurred in broad daylight at one of the “destinations”, which in our country are misunderstoodly called roads. The regular bus lost control on the bridge and fell from a ten-meter height onto the frozen ice of the Kuenga River, turning over onto the roof. Many of those who survived this car crash saved their lives only because they were fastened.

The culprit was found quickly. For lack of opportunity to land a driver who died along with passengers, the head of the transport company was detained. The investigation considered that it was precisely the incorrectly executed documents that became the root cause of the death of 19 people. 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 thousand rubles, 1.8 liters, automatic transmission, 2010, the indicated mileage is 110 thousand km.
Unfortunately, I had to watch it in a real blizzard, but even under the snow it can be seen that the hood is uneven, and its color is slightly different from that of the rest of the body. And if you look closely at the rest of the body, then the color in general becomes incomprehensible: repainted the car completely, but not at a time, but by the elements. And they never got into color. Continue reading

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 or another at least once in his life came across the most popular models. Someone studied at GAZ while still in a driving school, others worked behind the wheel or served as drivers in the army. Well, someone just loaded furniture into the truck, moving to a new apartment.

Some models were so massive and produced them for so long (one not always, but almost always coincided with the other), that they were known in almost every, even the most remote village of the Union. Other cars are famous for the fact that they became epoch-making not only for the Soviet automobile industry, but, in fact, for the whole country. Continue reading

Wide bonnet car and trailer
Last time we talked about how an unusual off-road passenger car was developed at the NATI Scientific Automotive and Tractor Institute on the eve of the war, and how its…

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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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But it’s cheap to repair: is it worth buying Lada Kalina for 300 thousand rubles
Already at the moment of reading the title, the opinions of readers are probably divided into at least three streams. A third already instinctively replies “it’s not worth it, this…

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UAZs you have never seen
The first cars to leave the walls of the Ulyanovsk Automobile Plant were ZIS 5V - the famous three-ton. This truck was one of the main vehicles of the Soviet…

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