Soviet car Zaporozhets or “ZAZ” – short for Zaparozhye Auto Zavod (zavod=plant) was a cult Soviet car. Cult in terms that it was hated by everyone because it was small, noisy, but same time strange looking and two door coupe. It was considered car of old people because they were given those cars for free, also people were getting them because they were the cheapest available on the market. They were air cooled, so sometimes they couldn’t climb up to a steep hill. Some kids were so embarrassed that their parents got the ZAZ so they were hiding on the backseat when on the trip around the city, lying down on the backseat sofa so that their classmates didn’t see them.
But not anymore! This guy from Ukraine, from the place near where those cars were originally assembled has built his version of Zaporozhets on base of the old car and it’s a real head turner! See inside the process and the final result:
Here is the guy and his original ZAZ. He already was not satisfied with its look and all the shameful hype around it so he first just tried to tune it up with standard methods available on the market – new cool paint, sticker on a windshield, tinted windows and cool rims. But it was not enough!
And that’s how it looked before all the changes started happen to it.
So he got it into garage and started working…
This car was destined to get lots of changes done.
Besides remodeling the body he changed the inner parts as well. The engine became a 2.0 liter motor from the Opel car.
The transmission came from the Opel as well.
Breaks come from three different cars! From BMW, Daewoo and Opel.
“At the end only fourteen original factory parts were left in this car!”
Did you like this one? Remember we had also a guy from Ukraine (too!) who has built a Lambo clone from scratch