The most unusual Soviet cars. Top 12
What extraordinary and sometimes ridiculous designs did not appear at our factories and NAMI for the entire history of domestic automotive industry! A weighty volume would not be enough to tell about all of them. So let's recall a dozen of the most interesting cars of different times and brands, classes and purposes - prototypes and small-scale production designs.
Unique versions of Moskvich-412: pickups, sports coupe, hatchbacks
If you consider GAZ-69 as a passenger car, then in the photo below is a passenger dumper.
The prototype based on GAZ-69 was made in the early 1960s in Ulyanovsk. The car was expectedly recognized as economically unprofitable. GAZ-69 dump truck
An authentic legend says that about ten hybrids GAZ-12 ZIM and GAZ-13 Chaika were made at some military car-repair plant. Seagull was put only to the bosses of a certain level. And those who were lower, also wanted a new comfortable car. The version with ZIM front and rear did not bother those who did not need it. The wits nicknamed such car "Oslobyk". Oslobyk" - a hybrid of GAZ-12 ZIM and GAZ-13 Chaika.
Pickup truck VAZ-2106 with a simple name Tourist was made in the autumn of 1981 at the suggestion of the technical director of the plant Farshatova. In the body behind the double doors there was a folding tent. Even small-scale production was planned, but was limited to a single prototype.