We often see car prototypes while visiting exhibitions. It takes much time and efforts to create a new car and even much more to eliminate mistakes. But only a small part of new decisions reaches the plant. Most part of the models are left in drawings or single quantities. Let’s have a look at those cars that have never existed.
VAZ E-1101. An experimental model of 1970.
VAZ 2103 “Universal”, an experimental models of 1976.
VAZ 2105 “Zhiguli”, an experimental model of 1976.
VAZ 2107, a modernized experimental model of 1986.
VAZ E 2122 ‘1976.
VAZ-Porsche 2103, prototype of 1976.
VAZ 2802-01 “Poni”, an experimental model of 1980.
It is known that the amount of Zhiguli cars has been restricted for many years. The Moskvitch Auto Plant also tried to expand its nomenclature. Moscow Plant of Light Cars, 401E-424E, Moskvitch, an experimental model of 1949.
Moscow Plant of Light Cars, “Moskvitch” А9 Prototype 1957. The microbus was treated as a light car. It was supplied with Moskvitch-407 motor and an experimental gear box. Later the plant lacked the space for its production and all the works stopped.
Moscow Plant of Light Cars, 444 “Mosvitch” Prototype ‘1958г.
Moscow Auto Plant “Moskvitch 408 Tourist” 1964.
Mosocw Auto Plant, «Moskvitch» 2150, Experimental 1972.
Moscow Auto Plant, 3-5-5, experimental model of 1972. The car was considered very nice and modern at those times.
Moscow Auto Plant, Moskvitch-С1 Prototype 1974.
Moscow Auto Plant, 3-5-6, experimental model of 1975.
Moskvitch С-3 Prototype of 1976. If it was not for copying of Simca this is how our Moskvitch-2141 cars could have looked like.
An experimental taxi of 1964. It has 4 passenger places and is entered through the right door side door. It is now can be seen in a museum.
Irbitsk Motorcycle Plant, IMZ-NAMI-450 Belka 1956. The front part of the cabin was shifted forward and a big side door on the right was used by passengers of the back seat. Experimental models were destroyed later.
ZIL E169А 1964.
GAZ 18.Only two units of the car are available.
GAZ М-73,an experimental model of 1955.
GAZ 53А, an experimental model of 1972.
GAZ 3101 “Volga”, an experimental model of 1975. The cabin of Volga cars has never been changed.
GAZ 3105 “Volga” Experimental ‘1987–92. What attracts a potential customer of a car? A car can’t stay on conveyor for long as a rotation of models is necessary. Constructors were trying to look into the future. In the USA they saw a car of the future as a model with shapes similar to those of planes and rockets. Tucker Torpedo 1948.