In the USSR, to buy a car one had not only save money for the whole life and but also had to wait for his turn for no less than 8 years… But Russian men are never going to surrender. That’s why they made cars with their own hands. Here are the pictures of such handmade works of art found and exhibited by Ilya Sorokin.
The series of similar cars were built from the parts of the ZAZ-966 and ZAZ-968.
This is the first home-made car built by Soviet do-it-himselfers in series. The engine, transmission and suspension are taken from the ZAZ-965A. In total, only 6 cars were built.
The engine is taken from the motorcycle Jawa-350, the main transmission and both suspensions – from the sidecar C3A.
Gran Turismo 1969
This car was made by Scherbinin brothers and is based on the “Volga” GAZ-21.
An electric car with the engine of a loader and the batteries of heavy equipment.
The parts are taken from the VAZ-2103.
Buggy Solo 1980
One of the projects of Scherbinin brothers who by the way were real maniacs of the automobile industry at that time.
The engine of the motorcycle “Ural”. The parts are taken from the sidecar S3D.
The Scherbinins’ “Satan” 1980
While working on this project the brothers were joined by another couple of extremely enthusiastic men, Algebraistov brothers.
The parts of the body are made of fiberglass.
The engine is taken from the Jawa-350, the parts – from the sidecar S3D.
This is probably the most famous home-made car. The engine and parts are taken from the Zhiguli VAZ-2101.