11 Unusual Soviet Cars

Unusual Soviet Cars

Posted on November 21, 2011 by

Russians love their cars and if they knew what potential Soviet engineers had, they’d love them even more!

This is a list of Soviet vehicles you’ll never see on the street. Let’s start with prototypes:

The GAZ-62, Russian response to Americans, 1952.

This vehicle with a six-cylinder 76 HP engine is the prototype of the American Dodge 3/4. Overal dimentions: mm 5000х2100х1800; wheelbase: 2850 mm; twelve-seater; maximum speed: 85 kmh.

The vehicle had several innovations, such as hermetic brake gears, a heated windscreen and a variable-rate spring which made the car more comfortable. The GAZ 62-A was a cargo modification of the vehicle with an enlarged body and an extra wheel fixed horizontally.

The GAZ-62 passed all necessary tests but was never put into mass production.


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11 Responses to “Unusual Soviet Cars”

  1. Matlok says:

    I want one of those GAZ 62’s. definitely similar to the U.S. M-37 Dodge 3/4 ton, but with the combat wheels from the WW-2 Dodges. Looks pretty cool!

  2. hau says:

    “What is the conclusion of what has been said? Russians do know how to make good cars!” ROFL

  3. Iggy says:

    Russian offroad trucks are the best and there is no match for them, no doubt about it!

  4. Bob says:

    Most of these “cars” look like something Homer Simpson designed…

  5. Uncledoh says:

    some of those cars will make jealous the guys from mad max

  6. leotec says:

    those images are nice, yeah, really nice

  7. EngrishBob says:

    Ferrous or not I’d imagine those screws are unsuitable for any roads.

  8. Archy Bunka says:

    I like the fact that the “concept car” of 1987 “even had cruise control”. My 1969 Buick Riviera has cruise control. Looking at the internet it states that the first car with “modern” cruise control was the 1958 Chrysler Imperial, so, it only took 30 years to catch up.

  9. Tobbe says:

    Wasn’t the yellow car in an episode of Knight Rider?

  10. Alexander Lopez says:

    I remember reading about the “Katran” in a “Sputnik” magazine. The article said the vehicle had an elaborate (and home-made) cruise control that kept the speed constant even on downhills!

  11. West-Europe says:

    I still have the red version of that pedal-car.

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