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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-1http://a.a.d-cd.net/42c361u-960.jpg3,3L straight-4, 65 hp, 162 km/h.The car was destroyed but recently was recreated again.1939 ZIS 101А Sporthttp://www.cardesign.ru/files/comment/part_9/89913_1266528336.jpg6L straight-8, 141 hp, 162 km/h.The car was also recreated recently.1962 ZIL 112Shttp://www.motorjam.ru/pic_lib/images/ЗИЛ-112С.jpgTwo 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 VFTShttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lada_VFTS1986 Lada Evahttp://h.a.d-cd.net/21ce23u-960.jpg1.8 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 T3http://allracingcars.com/gallery/lada-samara/lada-samara-t3-racing.jpgPorsche 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!
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.htmlHere's Melkus Wiki page:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MelkusTechnically it was the only dedicated sport car manufacturer in Eastern Block!
Sanchez: Comment(s) of the year right there. So many cool cars!
I love that the car and the bus behind it have matching colour schemes.
@Nickmix01: Of course. Anything I can do to help a fellow car enthusiast!
Amazing! Who knew an individual could come up with something as awesome in Soviet Russia.
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