The Truth About Cars » Soviet Union http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:40:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 No Credit? No Problem! Uncle Ho’s Used Cars Has a Low-Mile ZIS For You! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/no-credit-no-problem-uncle-hos-used-cars-has-a-low-mile-zis-for-you/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/no-credit-no-problem-uncle-hos-used-cars-has-a-low-mile-zis-for-you/#comments Thu, 13 Sep 2012 14:30:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=460195 Ho Chi Minh was a mysterious guy; even after reading the definitive biography of the revolutionary schemer who changed pseudonyms as often most of us change our socks, I still couldn’t tell you much about the man who is now his country’s equivalent of all of America’s Founding Fathers rolled into one. However, I can […]

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Ho Chi Minh was a mysterious guy; even after reading the definitive biography of the revolutionary schemer who changed pseudonyms as often most of us change our socks, I still couldn’t tell you much about the man who is now his country’s equivalent of all of America’s Founding Fathers rolled into one. However, I can […]

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The Победа That Got Away http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/the-%d0%bf%d0%be%d0%b1%d0%b5%d0%b4%d0%b0-that-got-away/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/the-%d0%bf%d0%be%d0%b1%d0%b5%d0%b4%d0%b0-that-got-away/#comments Thu, 30 Jun 2011 22:30:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=401215 I am now on an active quest to import a genuine Soviet people’s car from the former Soviet Union; if all goes according to plan, a ZAZ-968 will go into a shipping container in Odessa and make its way to Chez Murilee later this year. I have a special affection for the Zaporozhets, because it […]

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I am now on an active quest to import a genuine Soviet people’s car from the former Soviet Union; if all goes according to plan, a ZAZ-968 will go into a shipping container in Odessa and make its way to Chez Murilee later this year. I have a special affection for the Zaporozhets, because it […]

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Zaporozhets: Fix It Anywhere http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/zaporozhets-fix-it-anywhere/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/zaporozhets-fix-it-anywhere/#comments Thu, 28 Apr 2011 15:20:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=393145 The Zaphorozhets (aka “The Soviet Corvair”) didn’t offer much in terms of performance, comfort, safety, or style, but it was the first real attempt by the post-Stalin USSR to offer a car for ordinary citizens. The idea was that the heroes of Soviet labor would enjoy some of the bourgeois luxuries of their capitalist counterparts, […]

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The Zaphorozhets (aka “The Soviet Corvair”) didn’t offer much in terms of performance, comfort, safety, or style, but it was the first real attempt by the post-Stalin USSR to offer a car for ordinary citizens. The idea was that the heroes of Soviet labor would enjoy some of the bourgeois luxuries of their capitalist counterparts, […]

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Project Car Hell, Soviet Edition: GAZ Volga 21 or ZAZ-966 Zaporozhets? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/project-car-hell-soviet-edition-gaz-volga-21-or-zaz-966/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/project-car-hell-soviet-edition-gaz-volga-21-or-zaz-966/#comments Fri, 25 Feb 2011 15:00:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=385107 I’ve already got a custom-van project and a basket-case Toyota 20R-powered Sprite project, but what I really want is a genuine, red-flag-waving Warsaw Pact machine to cruise around Denver. I don’t mean any Lada, either— it’s got to be a genuine, designed-and-built-in-the-USSR car, not a Fiat clone! Fortunately, I have a car-freak friend in the […]

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I’ve already got a custom-van project and a basket-case Toyota 20R-powered Sprite project, but what I really want is a genuine, red-flag-waving Warsaw Pact machine to cruise around Denver. I don’t mean any Lada, either— it’s got to be a genuine, designed-and-built-in-the-USSR car, not a Fiat clone! Fortunately, I have a car-freak friend in the […]

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Soviet Limousine: Our Favorite Oxymoron http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/soviet-limousine-our-favorite-oxymoron/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/soviet-limousine-our-favorite-oxymoron/#comments Wed, 22 Dec 2010 14:00:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=378182 The best thing about the Soviet Corvair, aka Zaporozhets? The original idea was to rip off the design of the Volkswagen air-cooled engine for its powerplant, but Soviet engineers made their air-cooled four a V4 so that the cylinder heads would be more accessible when working on the engine in a mud-floored lean-to in Kemerovo […]

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The best thing about the Soviet Corvair, aka Zaporozhets? The original idea was to rip off the design of the Volkswagen air-cooled engine for its powerplant, but Soviet engineers made their air-cooled four a V4 so that the cylinder heads would be more accessible when working on the engine in a mud-floored lean-to in Kemerovo […]

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