Foreign cars, copies of domestic cars
Indeed, very similar.
Among the majority of Soviet cars can be found striking similarities in some specimens with the result of the foreign car industry. In this article we consider the top-10 of "twins".
1. ZAZ 965 and Fiat 600
The legendary humpback ZAZ 965.
Fiat 600 - it became the prototype of the Porsche 965.
Compact and budget Italian Fiat appeared on the roads in the early 60's. And that's attractive qualities of cheapness of production of the USSR spodviglo manufacturers after five years begin to produce 965th ZAZ, which is a little later in the people called them "humpbacked Zaporozhets".
2. ZAZ 966 and NSU Prinz
The Soviet ZAZ 966.
NSU Prinz - foreign relative Soviet Zaporozhets.
At the start of the 60s on the roads of Germany there is a budget NSU Prinz, which in addition to a very attractive price stood still and economical consumption of fuel, as well as ease of maintenance. And, as in the previous version, after a little time the domestic auto industry triggers the release of the absolute analogue - 966 th ZAZ.
3. Volga GAZ 21 and Ford Mainline
Volga GAZ 21 - one of the coolest Soviet cars.
Ford Mainline - a relative of the Volga GAZ 21.
Released in 1952 by the Ford Mainline was awarded a large demand among motorists. Sniff it, after a while similar in appearance to the car was "born" in the Soviet Union - 21st GAS. Though the car and had the name of the Volga, in fact it was a completely independent auto.
4. The GAZ-13 Chaika and Packard Patrician
Executive Soviet GAZ-13 Chaika.
Packard Patrician - a car from abroad.
American Patrician of the E-Class was created for wealthy citizens. After some time, the Gorky plant produces the popular "The Seagull", which is designed for the state elite.
5. The ZIL-115 and Cadilac Fleetwood
Cadilac Fleetwood - find similarities with ZILom?
Released at the beginning of the 70's Fleetwood quickly became a symbol of elitism and luxury. Soon, namely in 1978, the Soviet market has an analogue of the car in the "face" of the ZIL-115.
6. Moskvich-412 and Opel Kadett B
Moskvich-412 - one of the most popular massive Soviet cars.
Opel Kadett B - well, very similar to a Moskvich-412.
This "German" was released to the masses in 1965, but never got decent demand from consumers in the European countries. But the exact opposite fate waiting for external copy - 412-th model Moskvich - released in 1967.
7. VAZ-2101 and Fiat 124
VAZ 2101 - the legendary Soviet "penny."
Fiat 124 - almost the WHA.
Issue beloved by many Fiat-124 took place in the 66th year, and it became the prototype for "kopeck" VAZ. The latter is a replica of the Italian cars, but that no one tried to conceal. However, at the time of construction, Soviet engineers have been some changes that will positively affect the quality of a strong and robust "penny."
8. VAZ-2103 and Fiat 125
The car VAZ-2103 - so beloved of Soviet citizens "troika".
Fiat 125 - with greetings from Italy.
On a similar principle as the "penny" was created VAZ-2103, it was built in the image of Fiat-ovsky machine. The prototype for the "troika" made by Fiat-125.
9. Volga GAZ-24 and Plymouth Valiant
The car Volga GAZ-24.
Plymouth Valiant - and yet something from the Volga there is.
At Valiant, which was released into production in 1963, "twin" appeared at the Gorky plant six years later. Volga GAZ-24 well, very much like a Plymouth, you can even say that it is almost a complete copy of the American car. 24-I model Volga produced right up to 1992, and this despite the fact that the prototype being collected in 1966, referring it had already classified as "oldies".
10. Moskvich 2141 and Simca Chrysler 1308
Moskvich 2141 - one of the last Soviet models.
Simca Chrysler 1308 - a relative of Moskvich 2141.
Presentation newcomer Simca Chrysler in 1308 was held in Paris in the mid-70s. And in the 86th automotive industry of the USSR is a new Moskvich 2141. intellectual property rights whereas, of course, no one thought. Funny, but the release of this model Moskvich, his prototype already as 6 years longer off the assembly line, all for the same reason of obsolescence.