Let's see the photos of Life magazine showing how Americans were testing the Soviet "Pobeda" ("Victory").
Wow cool photos. Thats the eastern airlines building in the background aka knowing as Rockafellar center now. Good stuff!
I’m liking the ground clearance, looks like a good alternative to the Jeepster.
Now here’s a suggestion, Russia: buy the rights to Aptera’s three-wheeler, ditch the expensive battery power, throw in the Honda Goldwing engine, and sell 80mpg high-performance for $25000. The established players’ll never do it, they’re invested in the conventional.
sounds like they only have non working proto types and based on technology that does yet exsist. just dreams.
three wheels bad; four wheels good!
I like your idea.
China beat you to it!
there is a video on youtube with all the photos of this car in chronological order, type in “Soviet Car On The Streets of New York 1956″ enjoy
“Some American car” is only a 1957 Chevy Bel-Air 4 door. I guess the Pobeda was trying to compete in comparable class?
The comparison was not fair, they have compared a 1957 car (Chevrolet Bel Air) against a 1946 car. A correct comparison would be GAZ M-20 vs 1946 Chevrolet Styleline, Fleetmaster or even the Deluxe.
It was fair.
Please make the remark that the Pobeda was still available as brand new car in 1957 on the market.
It’s only soviet fault (or not, if considering long-term conditions of particular market of USSR – spare parts coverage/endurance/costs etc.) that they offered technically obsolete car for Western consumers (which had no chance to win the comparision against almost any western car).
Looking at the photo comments, I almost had am impression that the british and americans were lining up to buy that sturdy, brave, good looking car.. There’s nothing wrong with being proud of your national car industry. But pleeasssee, a little bias..
Very comprehensive tool kit. Even a grease gun!
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