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NIVA in Antarctica

NIVA in Antarctica

NIVA in Antarctica The ordinary Niva worked in Antarctica for 15 years, at the Bellingshausen station. In 1989 the Volga automobile plant decided to conduct long-term tests of the VAZ-2121 in extreme conditions of Antarctica. In 1990 the  car which underwent a small technical revision, was sent to the Russian polar station "Bellingshausen", becoming, according to sources, the first wheeled vehicle operating in Antarctica. After the tests Niva remained at the station at the request of scientists and continued to operate.

Digital Instrument Cluster LADA 21093

Digital Instrument Cluster LADA 21093

Future without going out from the car.

Only these words can describe the amazement of Soviet car drivers. However the history of this future is sad enough... In the beginning of 80-s Avtovaz managed to deal with the industrial concern "Autopribor" and the factory "Izmeritel" about introduction of innovative construction changes and equipment of cars. After all tests in the year 1984 the first batch of 1500 electronic panels KEP 43.501 for VAZ-21093-03 come from Izmeritel factory.

Assembling Hydraulic Servo Into LADA 2101 by František Bachleda (fbachleda@yahoo.com)

Assembling Hydraulic Servo Into LADA 2101 by František Bachleda (fbachleda@yahoo.com)

Each LADA is individual so even though the kit manufacturer declares the kit is "bolt-on", some modifications might be required.

We thank our customers František Bachleda for his report about the installation of the hydraulic steering booster on his LADA 2101.

PERA KOJOT – BEWARE!

PERA KOJOT – BEWARE!

We warn everybody NOT TO DEAL with this person – you will loose both your money and time. He may behave okay for a while but once he has some significant amount of your money – they will be stolen and he will behave very impudently. Read the whole story below!

Cabrios on the base of LADA NIVA 2121

Cabrios on the base of LADA NIVA 2121

A story about different modifications of LADA NIVA cabrio.

Timelapse LADA Engine Rebuild

Timelapse LADA Engine Rebuild

Do you know how is it to re-build the engine? This video is a complete visual report! Enjoy!

LADA NIVA - Modifications and export

LADA NIVA - Modifications and export

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.

LADA VFTS crazy restoration

LADA VFTS crazy restoration

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!

 LADACARE - Lada Approved Accessories

LADACARE - Lada Approved Accessories

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 Culture in USSR / Russia

Shed Culture in USSR / Russia

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...

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