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Old 03-13-2014, 03:27 AM
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Slide show of recently uncovered Ukranian car collection

Amazing stuff here. Abandoned by the ex-Pres. last month.

Ukraine's former president Viktor Yanukovych kept a classic Russian car collection at his Mezhihirya residence - Autoweek

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Old 03-13-2014, 08:25 AM
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According to him, he's still the president and is coming back when things return to normal.
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Old 03-13-2014, 12:56 PM
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"Classic Russian cars" . . . now there's a potential oxymoron for you.
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Old 03-13-2014, 06:34 PM
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If they auction them off, I'd bid $3.50 (they pay the freight) but I'm afraid I might be the winning bidder.
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....and a whole passel of BMW 2002 and Tii
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:04 PM
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I like the black and white DKW bmw look alike!
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Old 03-14-2014, 12:45 AM
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There were a few I liked as well. I suspect they were all systematically maintained still.
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Old 03-14-2014, 07:19 AM
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It boggles the mind to think what some of those handmade, limited production ZILs cost the average Soviet "taxpayer" back then. They just couldn't buy a Mercedes, I guess....not PC
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Old 03-14-2014, 07:56 AM
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Some of those Zil's were Packard loookalikes. That massive Studebaker truck was interesting.
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Old 03-14-2014, 08:07 AM
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There were a few I liked as well. I suspect they were all systematically maintained still.
They all looked very well maintained.
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Old 03-14-2014, 08:42 AM
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"Classic Russian cars" . . . now there's a potential oxymoron for you.
Are they still considered "classic" when they're as technologically advanced as the "new" cars on the road there? How do you determine model year on a 10-30 year production run?
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Old 03-14-2014, 09:26 AM
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I like that Studie stakebed. Quite a few of the sedans remind me of late 40s-early 50s Plymouths.
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Some of those Zil's were Packard loookalikes. That massive Studebaker truck was interesting.
Stalin loved Packards. When the war was over and Packard came out with new cars Stalin had the USSR buy all the tooling and set-up an assembly line there to keep building pre-war cars. Stalin died in 1953 but the design work on the mid-50's Russian cars was a going thing then and if Stalin said Packards were the greatest cars in the world then who was going to argue with him?
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The compact ZAZ's remind me of a FIAT 600 of the era. There is probably a good reason for that.

When it came to reliability I wonder which was the best? The FIAT or the ZAZ?

I almost bought a FIAT 600 in 1971 since the new price was $1600. But no A/C option killed the deal.
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My dad was thinking of buying an 850 sedan , but bought a Chevy II instead.

This guy may be wanting to add to his collection:

Fileutin with his 1972 Zaporozhets.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 03-15-2014, 12:33 PM
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Dont worry my people , if you lost your chance to see this stellar collection I have your chance to view them up close at my Grande Presidents Return Motorcade Bonanza. Just not to close ,remember ,sniper watching .

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