This is “Afalina” – a unique minibus, hybrid of GAZ-21 and RAF. Its owner Alexey Arsenyev had been dreaming of a special car that nobody else could boast of. And he has achieved his goal.
The basis of “Afalina” made in 1977 is a disposed minibus RAF. Details of the body and the optics were borrowed from GAZ-21 and a rare wagon car GAZ-22.
Alexey was working as an auto body repair man in the police garage. He could find all required details for his car. His work also allowed him to register the unique vehicle.
The passenger compartment is divided into two parts. The driver’s seat is separated from the passenger’s front seat with the engine. It’s not convenient for a tall driver at all as Alexey admitted.
Unfortunately the owner of the car passed away, and now it belongs to another man. But he also treats the vehicle with due care.