The Cars That Never Existed

The Cars That Never Existed

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.

The Cars That Never Existed

VAZ E-1101. An experimental model of 1970.

The Cars That Never Existed

VAZ 2103 “Universal”, an experimental models of 1976.

The Cars That Never Existed

VAZ 2105 “Zhiguli”, an experimental model of 1976.

The Cars That Never Existed

VAZ 2107, a modernized experimental model of 1986.

The Cars That Never Existed

VAZ E 2122 ‘1976.

The Cars That Never Existed

VAZ-Porsche 2103, prototype of 1976.

The Cars That Never Existed

VAZ 2802-01 “Poni”, an experimental model of 1980.

The Cars That Never Existed

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.

The Cars That Never Existed

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.

The Cars That Never Existed

Moscow Plant of Light Cars, 444 “Mosvitch” Prototype ‘1958г.

The Cars That Never Existed

Moscow Auto Plant  “Moskvitch 408 Tourist” 1964.

The Cars That Never Existed

Mosocw Auto Plant,  «Moskvitch» 2150, Experimental 1972.

The Cars That Never Existed

Moscow Auto Plant,  3-5-5, experimental model of 1972. The car was considered very nice and modern at those times.

The Cars That Never Existed

Moscow Auto Plant, Moskvitch-С1 Prototype 1974.

The Cars That Never Existed

Moscow Auto Plant, 3-5-6, experimental model of 1975.

The Cars That Never Existed

The Cars That Never Existed

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.

The Cars That Never Existed

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.

The Cars That Never Existed

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.

The Cars That Never Existed

ZIL E169А 1964.

The Cars That Never Existed

GAZ 18.Only two units of the car are available.

The Cars That Never Existed

GAZ М-73,an experimental model of 1955.

The Cars That Never Existed

GAZ 56,1956.

The Cars That Never Existed

GAZ 53А, an experimental model of 1972.

The Cars That Never Existed

GAZ 3101 “Volga”, an experimental model of 1975. The cabin of Volga cars has never been changed.

The Cars That Never Existed

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.

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14 thoughts on “The Cars That Never Existed”

  1. It looks like they performed the same ‘experiment’ 1000x in a row. Either that or they gave all the design jobs to beet farmers.

  2. The IMZ-NAMI- 450 Belka is so totally ugly it’s cool in it’s own right. The ZIL E169-A truck is almost a dead ringer for one of the old Ford Cabover Delivery trucks that were produced from the 1960’s to the early 90’s.

  3. Many of them resemble the vehicles that actually did make it into production. One wonders what was ‘experimental’ about them.

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