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.
This car was being made in 1936-43 and was a copy of an American Ford Model B 40A Fordor Sedan.
Both cars have similar exterior but inside thay are rather different. GAZ-M was adapted for Soviet roads.
It’s the cabin of ZIL-157, this truck was being made for 36 years (1958-1994).
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.
This truck was specially made for a movie about WWII and resembles Mercedes-Benz Type 4500A.
GAZ-51 with an extra cabin. The most popular truck of the 50-70s.
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.
Army truck ZIL-131 is often seen at abandoned and serving military objects.
Many dismantled parts are scattered around.
Howitzer without a barrel.
Inside the buildings of the camp. What other surprises are waiting for us ahead?
The condition of the rooms is dreadful.
But not all of them look this bad.
The third building we visit brings a surprise…
There are several GAZ-21 “Volga” here.
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.
GAZ-21 of the first series.
It was a replica of Opel Kadett.
An offroad vehicle GAZ-69 was being made since 1951 till 1972. It was fully designed by Soviet engineers.
GAZ-69 was exported to 56 countries.
One more “Moskvich” in the corner.
Many cars were deprived of their parts.
Some were deprived of engines.
This cabin of GAZ-21 has considerably suffered from time.