The launch of the SUV Niva production line was in the year 1977. The new model VAZ 2121 was functional, comfortable and cheap enough. They got up the main production, based on the good demand of population, till the year 1980. The applications for cars were coming from different parts of the world. 1978 the export modification VAZ 21211 (1.3L) was created for South Europe, where were high taxes for engine's volume and expensive fuel. And for English market RHD modification VAZ 21212 was released.
The original VFTS
The year of production is approximately 1986
Firstly E.Tumaliavichus/P.Videika, and then Vitautas Sabaotaitis /Arūnas Bukmanas were driving this car. And only after this the car was going to win rally cross. Honestly speaking we don't know exactly their achievements, but the car was taken out onto countryside place and left near a tree for around 20 years till it was founded by one empathic man. The process of restoration took 3 years. Our respect to the owner!
The booklet shows the full range of accessories which could be implemented on Lada 1200 estate (sedan) or Saloon (universal). It is said about 6 months guarantee for each adjustment. Seats could be covered with one of four color. The original names are Safir (on the top left), Scot (on the top right), Clan (on the bottom left), Luxus (on the bottom right). There were also offered a sport leather-covered three-spoke handle bar.
Shed in the USSR is a holy cause.
Everything began in the early 60-s. That time the USSR Council of Ministers approved organization of shed cooperative on the pattern of house-hold cooperative. There appeared more and more cars, more thefts of mirrors, screen-wipers, windscreens and wheels and also cars. That all spoiled the looks of socialistic lifestyle and make life of law enforcement bodies miserable. Moreover local authorities didn't allow long-term parking near the houses...
VAZ-2801- one of few Soviet serially produted eletric cars. It was created on the base of model 2102, without rear doors and windows, it had access hatch to nickel-zinc batteries instead.
“That time there were no sponsors, nobody even knew that word, everybody represented Russian Army, Air Force and Navy Volunteer Society (DOSAAF/ДОСААФ) and All-Russian Automobile Association (VDOAM/ВДОАМ). There were teams of tyre factories, engine factories, transport authorities. That time it was on the state level...
Look at KIA – 124 the real Korean with Italian origins!
KIA Motors - the world famous car brand, but only few know that Korean followed the USSR and based upon the concept of «people’s car» Fiat 124.
From 1970 till 1975 the licensed version of Italian sedan was produced in assembly of Asia Motors Industries, Kia Motors affiliate. It became company’s first passenger car. There were produced 6770 vehicles.
Happy Birthday Mr VFTS!
Every big project has a name and a last name of its manager. In Vilnius factory of transportation (VFTS) in Soviet Lithuania the production of the most powerful Zhiguli was founded by famous race driver Stasys Brundza.
He came into sport in the middle of 60’s.
As we promised, we continue to introduce LADA which was not well-known outside mother Russia. Here is the next chapter.
In 1997 – 2003 the factory Lada Konsul together with the design- organization DECON and scientific and technical centre Auto – VAZ produced an off-road vehicle called “Tarzan”...
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