In the time of the developed socialism many people dreamt about their own cars but couldn’t afford them. They saved money and waited in lines to buy a desired car. Some dreamers even dared to make cars themselves.
OKTA is considered to be the first hand-made car of the USSR. Not much is known about it now.
Cars exhibition 1981
The car was built in 1933 in Novocherkassk, the Rostov region. The car was made according to a three-wheeled scheme with one rear driving wheel. The engine was supposedly a motorcycle one. Practically all sources describe the car as a two seat one but looking at the photo you can hardly see the second seat. The mass of the car is 236 kg. But who weighed it so precisely?
People’s technical art was especially flourishing in post-war years.
Pilot-cosmonaut Alexander Serebrov making his own car
Planing car “Triton” of a musician D. Kudryachkov achieved speed up to 70 km/h on water and 100 km/h on asphalt.
Car of Saakyan with tracking headlights
The restored hand-made car “Pioneer”, 1948
The car “Gulom Aka” in Uzbekistan, 1958
All-terrain vehicle “Gulom Aka” , 1968
Handmade car “Pony”, 1969
Handmade car “Volna-407F” with a body made of glass-fibre plastic based on “Moskvitch-407″
Handmade based on “Moskitch”. Estonia, the 1960s
Handmade car “Pulsar”, 1983
One of the most original handmade cars – “Pangolina” of Alexander Kulygin, the USSR, the 1980s
That’s how it had initially looked.
It changed some colors and lost a part of its roof to look like this today.
Using of an available engine from VAZ-2101 required a thorough construction processing.
The engine was placed under the dashboard and in order the motor could be reached, the torpedo was made as a lifting one.
“Pangolina” aroused much interest in public
Cars of Gennady Khainov and Dmitry Parfenov, 1985
They were a bit different
Minivan ASKOR-1.5, 2001
The Scherbinins’ car
Electric car “Proton”, the end of the 1980s
“Proton”‘s twin – “Mercury”
Up to now “Yuna” has driven more than half a million kilometers, so it couldn’t look fresh and Yuri Ivanovich decide to restyle it.
And some unknown models of handmade cars
“Agatha”, Mineralnye Vody, 2000 based on “Niva” represents a unique coupe of 4×4 class.