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8 Another Glorious Soviet Car Been Restored to Life [photos]

Another Glorious Soviet Car Been Restored to Life [photos]

Posted on April 23, 2018 by tim


A rare Soviet GAZ-12 ZIM car was restored. At first vehicle was in this awful condition but how it turned out, you won’t believe how cool it looks now.

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8 Responses to “Another Glorious Soviet Car Been Restored to Life [photos]”

  1. L R Tuggle says:

    Wonderful restoration! Fantastic quality of work. It must have been hard to locate 60+ year old parts as needed. When looking at the final results it is easy to imagine some faceless nomenklatura roaring down an almost empty street in 1950’s being impressed with his own importance.

  2. Douglas says:

    The was built to serve mid-rank Soviet nomenklatura but this pudgy, thickset car was best suited as a taxi.

  3. Vlad Bumbakakovski says:

    Very beautiful and sexy

  4. uaz-man says:

    In Finland, we had 400 taxi ZIMs in fifties and sixties. Many cars, they chance original 3.5 liter gasoline engine to diesel. Perkins, Fordson Major, etc tractor engines. Terrible noise and vibration…

  5. Muzzlehatch says:

    Never understood the need for leather covers (gaiters) on leaf springs. My 1949 Studebaker had metal ones and the requirement to lube the springs every thousand miles or so with graphite grease. In the whole 25 years that I owned it I never lubed them once and had no problems.

    • Douglas says:

      Hatch….some car enthusiasts feel that the gators help keep the leaf springs quiet…no squeaking, so to speak. .

    • Peter Nebelung says:

      I would think that leather gaiters would allow water to stay in close contact with the leaves and cause them to rust faster. Never seen this before.

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