In Soviet times there were only a few models of cars produced and all of them were produced on the factories belonging to Soviet goverment, actually there were any other form of property – all the property, both commercial and resedential belonged to the state.
So at that time nobody much cared about copyright stuff so even some Soviet cars are replicas of some foreign Western cars.
Here are the examples:
This car is German Opel Kadett, was in production 1936-1940.
And that’s Moskvich 400, probably the earliest Russian car replica. Also check the road on which it’s standing.
This is the famous American Ford AA.
And that’s Russian Gaz AA.
This is Italian Fiat 600.
And that’s first Russian “Zaporozhets” car.
This is also an Italian Fiat, but 124.
And this one is probably the most popular replica car ever. It was in production since early sixties until 1987! A lot of these cars were done, and a lot of them are still can be met on Russian roads.
That’s Soviet GAZ 69.
And this is ARO M641 from Eastern Europe. Some experts say that GAZ was the first and this ARO creators replicated GAZ.