Retro Cars of the Abandoned Summer Camp

Retro Cars of the Abandoned Summer Camp

Forests of the Moscow region have a lot of abandoned structures: some of them have already turned into ruins, to others time has been more merciful. Most of the objects are military or scientific ones, and there are many summer camps. On the territory of one abandoned summer camp of the Moscow region there is a small cemetery of retro cars. We are going to visit this place right now.

GAZ-M (on the photo above) is the first car to meet us at the camp.

Retro Cars of the Abandoned Summer Camp

This car was being made in 1936-43 and was a copy of an American Ford Model B 40A Fordor Sedan.

Retro Cars of the Abandoned Summer Camp

Both cars have similar exterior but inside thay are rather different. GAZ-M was adapted for Soviet roads.

Retro Cars of the Abandoned Summer Camp

It’s the cabin of ZIL-157, this truck was being made for 36 years (1958-1994).

Retro Cars of the Abandoned Summer Camp

Сhevrolet was produced by the Canadian branch of General Motors and Ford in the years of WWII. In general 350 000 trucks of different modifications were made, many of them were exported to the USSR.

Retro Cars of the Abandoned Summer Camp

Retro Cars of the Abandoned Summer Camp

This truck was specially made for a movie about WWII and resembles Mercedes-Benz Type 4500A.

Retro Cars of the Abandoned Summer Camp

GAZ-51 with an extra cabin. The most popular truck of the 50-70s.

Retro Cars of the Abandoned Summer Camp

It was being made since 1946 to 1975, was exported to different socialistic countries and was produced under the Soviet license in China, North Korea and Poland.

Retro Cars of the Abandoned Summer Camp

Retro Cars of the Abandoned Summer Camp

Army truck ZIL-131 is often seen at abandoned and serving military objects.

Retro Cars of the Abandoned Summer Camp

Many dismantled parts are scattered around.

Retro Cars of the Abandoned Summer Camp

A cyclecar.

Retro Cars of the Abandoned Summer Camp

Howitzer without a barrel.

Retro Cars of the Abandoned Summer Camp

Inside the buildings of the camp. What other surprises are waiting for us ahead?

Retro Cars of the Abandoned Summer Camp

The condition of the rooms is dreadful.

Retro Cars of the Abandoned Summer Camp

But not all of them look this bad.

Retro Cars of the Abandoned Summer Camp

Retro Cars of the Abandoned Summer Camp

Retro Cars of the Abandoned Summer Camp

Retro Cars of the Abandoned Summer Camp

Retro Cars of the Abandoned Summer Camp

Retro Cars of the Abandoned Summer Camp

Retro Cars of the Abandoned Summer Camp

The third building we visit brings a surprise…

Retro Cars of the Abandoned Summer Camp

Retro Cars of the Abandoned Summer Camp

Retro Cars of the Abandoned Summer Camp

There are several GAZ-21 “Volga” here.

Retro Cars of the Abandoned Summer Camp

It’s the “Volga” of the first series, it was produced in the period between 1956 and 1958. Opposed to other “Volgas” it has a five-pointed star as a distinguishing feature. It appeared after the car was shown to marshal G. K. Zhukov in the Kremlin. He had not liked the front of the car when he first saw it so it was beautified with a star to change his mind, which subsequently did happened. When Zhukov fell out of favor of the party they stopped attaching the star.

Retro Cars of the Abandoned Summer Camp

GAZ-21 of the first series.

Retro Cars of the Abandoned Summer Camp

“Moskvich 400-401”.

Retro Cars of the Abandoned Summer Camp

It was a replica of Opel Kadett.

Retro Cars of the Abandoned Summer Camp

Retro Cars of the Abandoned Summer Camp

An offroad vehicle GAZ-69 was being made since 1951 till 1972. It was fully designed by Soviet engineers.

Retro Cars of the Abandoned Summer Camp

GAZ-69 was exported to 56 countries.

Retro Cars of the Abandoned Summer Camp

Retro Cars of the Abandoned Summer Camp

One more “Moskvich” in the corner.

Retro Cars of the Abandoned Summer Camp

Retro Cars of the Abandoned Summer Camp

Many cars were deprived of their parts.

Retro Cars of the Abandoned Summer Camp

Some were deprived of engines.

Retro Cars of the Abandoned Summer Camp

Retro Cars of the Abandoned Summer Camp

This cabin of GAZ-21 has considerably suffered from time.

Retro Cars of the Abandoned Summer Camp

Taxi “Volga”.

Retro Cars of the Abandoned Summer Camp

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