A Supercar From St. Petersburg

A Supercar From St. Petersburg

One Russian man from St. Petersburg, Konstantin Myatnikov, has been engaged in the construction of original homemade cars for more than 20 years. Here are some of his “brainchildren” inside the post.

A Supercar From St. Petersburg

1. The first car. It was originally the Opel Rekord 72. The dead engine was replaced by the engine from the GAZ-24. The suspension and axle were changed for those of the Volga. A body kit and bumpers made of plastic were added. Lights and stop signals – from the VAZ 2108.

A Supercar From St. Petersburg

The same car in its final form.

A Supercar From St. Petersburg

2. The second variant. The car was made on the same basis of the Volga. The doors of the VAZ 2109. The hood, roof and trunk lid are those left from the Opel. Lights and stop signals are still from the VAZ 2108. The wheels are American. The body is made in the manner of the Audi 80.

A Supercar From St. Petersburg

3. The third variant – upgrading on the same basis. The hood, trunk lid and roof (heavily altered) are from the same Opel. New bumpers are made of plastic. The doors of the VAZ-2109 with redesigned side windows. The body shape is close to the sport one. The lights are retractable.

A Supercar From St. Petersburg

4. The fourth car was made on the basis of the Opel Commodore, 2.5 liters. In 1995, there already were a lot of fairly cheap spare parts from Germany.

A Supercar From St. Petersburg

The body is made entirely of iron. Plastic bumpers. Side stands are cut off and welded at an angle so that to lower the roof. Completely redesigned door frames and windows. The suspension is lowered and adapted for American wheels.

A Supercar From St. Petersburg

The owner of this car drove it for 4 years until he got in a car accident (caused by the other driver’s fault).

A Supercar From St. Petersburg

After receiving the money Konstantin started to build a new car.

A Supercar From St. Petersburg

5. Made in 2000, it is based on the Mercedes 126, 5 liters. A frame made of pipes and a homemade roof. The same American wheels.

A Supercar From St. Petersburg

In the process of construction.

A Supercar From St. Petersburg

All exterior panels are made of iron. The car itself was made in a hurry for everyday driving.

A Supercar From St. Petersburg

That’s why it looks so untidy.

A Supercar From St. Petersburg

A Supercar From St. Petersburg

It had served for 7 years until got completely broken.

A Supercar From St. Petersburg

6. And this is a midengine! Konstantin has been making this car for already 4 years. This time he’s trying to make it of high-quality as he “wants to ride it, not walk around it”.

A Supercar From St. Petersburg

All this is done standing on the knees in a garage. Each piece is carefully fitted with the help of a burner.

A Supercar From St. Petersburg

The V8 engine from the Mercedes in the middle of the base; the box at a rear axle and rear suspension are from the AZLK-2141. The back wheels rotate in both directions powered by the electric engine.

A Supercar From St. Petersburg

A Supercar From St. Petersburg

Konstantin thinks that it will be necessary to change the clutch for that one of the GAZelle because the clutch of the Volga skids.

A Supercar From St. Petersburg

About the design: a face is a mixture of Bugatti and the Porsche Carrera GT, with sketches on both sides.

A Supercar From St. Petersburg

Some more photos from the archives of Konstantin Myatnikov without numbers and captures.

A Supercar From St. Petersburg

A Supercar From St. Petersburg

A Supercar From St. Petersburg

A Supercar From St. Petersburg

A Supercar From St. Petersburg

A Supercar From St. Petersburg

A Supercar From St. Petersburg

A Supercar From St. Petersburg

A Supercar From St. Petersburg

A Supercar From St. Petersburg

And the final series of shots of the car with the most finished body.

A Supercar From St. Petersburg

A Supercar From St. Petersburg

A Supercar From St. Petersburg

A Supercar From St. Petersburg

A Supercar From St. Petersburg

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