14 The Cars That Never Existed

The Cars That Never Existed


We often see car prototypes while visiting exhibitions. It takes much time and efforts to create a new car and even much more to eliminate mistakes. But only a small part of new decisions reaches the plant. Most part of the models are left in drawings or single quantities. Let’s have a look at those cars that have never existed.

VAZ E-1101. An experimental model of 1970.

VAZ 2103 “Universal”, an experimental models of 1976.

VAZ 2105 “Zhiguli”, an experimental model of 1976.

VAZ 2107, a modernized experimental model of 1986.

VAZ E 2122 ‘1976.

VAZ-Porsche 2103, prototype of 1976.

VAZ 2802-01 “Poni”, an experimental model of 1980.

It is known that the amount of Zhiguli cars has been restricted for many years. The Moskvitch Auto Plant also tried to expand its nomenclature. Moscow Plant of Light Cars,  401E-424E, Moskvitch, an experimental model of 1949.

Moscow Plant of Light Cars, “Moskvitch” А9 Prototype 1957. The microbus was treated as a light car. It was supplied with Moskvitch-407 motor and an experimental gear box. Later the plant lacked the space for its production and all the works stopped.

Moscow Plant of Light Cars, 444 “Mosvitch” Prototype ‘1958г.

Moscow Auto Plant  “Moskvitch 408 Tourist” 1964.

Mosocw Auto Plant,  «Moskvitch» 2150, Experimental 1972.

Moscow Auto Plant,  3-5-5, experimental model of 1972. The car was considered very nice and modern at those times.

Moscow Auto Plant, Moskvitch-С1 Prototype 1974.

Moscow Auto Plant, 3-5-6, experimental model of 1975.

Moskvitch С-3 Prototype of 1976. If it was not for copying of Simca this is how our Moskvitch-2141 cars could have looked like.

An experimental taxi of 1964. It has 4 passenger places and is entered through the right door side door. It is now can be seen in a museum.

Irbitsk Motorcycle Plant, IMZ-NAMI-450 Belka 1956. The front part of the cabin was shifted forward and a big side door on the right was used by passengers of the back seat. Experimental models were destroyed later.

ZIL E169А 1964.

GAZ 18.Only two units of the car are available.

GAZ М-73,an experimental model of 1955.

GAZ 56,1956.

GAZ 53А, an experimental model of 1972.

GAZ 3101 “Volga”, an experimental model of 1975. The cabin of Volga cars has never been changed.

GAZ 3105 “Volga” Experimental ‘1987–92. What attracts a potential customer of a car? A car can’t stay on conveyor for long as a rotation of models is necessary. Constructors were trying to look into the future. In the USA they saw a car of the future as a model with shapes similar to those of planes and rockets. Tucker Torpedo 1948.

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14 Responses to “The Cars That Never Existed”

  1. a Pole says:

    And what about Syrena Sport ? Such a beautiful car that was built only in three prototype models ?

  2. Czarina Mona says:

    It looks like they performed the same ‘experiment’ 1000x in a row. Either that or they gave all the design jobs to beet farmers.

  3. HoerenSloep says:

    The cars named VAZ are all Lada’s to me. Even the badges agree.

  4. Tovarich_Volk says:

    The IMZ-NAMI- 450 Belka is so totally ugly it’s cool in it’s own right. The ZIL E169-A truck is almost a dead ringer for one of the old Ford Cabover Delivery trucks that were produced from the 1960’s to the early 90’s.

  5. BlowME says:

    Some of those cars looked pretty good, like Moskvitch-С1 but only the ugliest left to be produced…

  6. Steamed McQueen says:

    Many of them resemble the vehicles that actually did make it into production. One wonders what was ‘experimental’ about them.

  7. Dudek says:

    Syrena Sport it was a Polish car

  8. Larry says:

    I think the experiments should have shown if it was possible to copy FIATs without buying the original plans.

  9. Ben says:

    Shame, alot of these cars would’ve been really nice.

  10. Tobbe says:

    The C1 prototype looks like a SAAB 99 :)

  11. javox says:

    cool cars, i would love to buy one of them but for real, manyones look like copied from other cars hehe

  12. Thor says:

    I would totally rock that GAZ М-73!

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