Sunday, November 17, 2013

1956 Leningrad


Via Flavio Gomes.

Any Russian readers know what this says? Thanks in advance.

7 comments:

Sanchez said...

It is a self made car by someone A. Babich. Made in Leningrad (former name of St. Petersburg), hence the name. Engine is 3.5L 90 hp straight-6 taken from GAZ 12 "Zim". Max speed is 130 km/h.

More interesting Soviet sport cars:

1938 GAZ GL-1
http://a.a.d-cd.net/42c361u-960.jpg
3,3L straight-4, 65 hp, 162 km/h.
The car was destroyed but recently was recreated again.

1939 ZIS 101А Sport
http://www.cardesign.ru/files/comment/part_9/89913_1266528336.jpg
6L straight-8, 141 hp, 162 km/h.
The car was also recreated recently.

1962 ZIL 112S
http://www.motorjam.ru/pic_lib/images/ЗИЛ-112С.jpg
Two cars were made: 6L V8 240 hp and 7L V8 270hp.
Russian Testarossa. One of two still exists and is in museum in Riga.

1978 Lada VFTS
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lada_VFTS

1986 Lada Eva
http://h.a.d-cd.net/21ce23u-960.jpg
1.8 L4 Turbo, 300-350 hp, RWD.
Developed by VFTS team. USSR's take on Group B Rally cars. Two prototypes built. I think one is in private collection in Lithuania.

1990 Lada Samara T3
http://allracingcars.com/gallery/lada-samara/lada-samara-t3-racing.jpg
Porsche opposite 3.6L 400 hp engine, 4x4 Porsche 959 Transmission.
I reckon it is an evolution of Lada Eva.
Developed by French Team Oreca.
Driven in 1990 Paris-Dakar by Jackie Ickx to 7th place and in 1991 Paris-Dakar by Auriol to 5th!

Sanchez said...

Here's something extremely cool I found.
Melkus RS2000 for sale!

http://suchen.mobile.de/auto-inserat/andere-andere-melkus-rs2000-gts-exklusive-kollektion-anzing-bei-münchen/173407428.html

Here's Melkus Wiki page:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melkus

Technically it was the only dedicated sport car manufacturer in Eastern Block!

Edvin said...

Sanchez: Comment(s) of the year right there. So many cool cars!

Lukas said...

I love that the car and the bus behind it have matching colour schemes.

Nickmix01 said...

And https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%97%D0%98%D0%A1-112
https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%97%D0%98%D0%9B-112%D0%A1

Maxichamp said...

@Nickmix01: Of course. Anything I can do to help a fellow car enthusiast!

Ripituc said...

Amazing! Who knew an individual could come up with something as awesome in Soviet Russia.