Let’s see the photos of Life magazine showing how Americans were testing the Soviet “Pobeda” (“Victory”).
During the final modernization of 1955 “Pobeda” acquired a new radiator case, more attractive upholstery, a new steering wheel with a ring horn button, a receiving set A-8 and a new emblem on the radiator case.
GAZ M-20 soon received recognition from the Soviets and moved further to the world market. It was readily bought in Scandinavian countries, Belgium, in some countries of Western Europe.
Post-war Europe needed inexpensive, comfortable cars and “Pobeda” met these requirements. Western specialists made flattering remarks about the car being impressed by its endurance, they found only two serious disadvantages: insufficient dynamics and rearward vision.
American magazine Science and Mechanics wrote in 1957 that “Pobeda” was good on hard roads a driver was not in a hurry. Stable for its size due to its weight and powerful springs.