Even in the days of its "youth" "Zaporozhets" was a simple car for the people. It cost half as much as a Zhiguli, and it was thanks to it that many Soviet people were able to drive at least a small, but still a full-fledged car. Nowadays, "Zaporozhets" is a kind of element of nostalgia for the past. However, not everyone is ready to simply watch the outgoing history and often subject small-displacement ZAZs to simply incredible alterations. About the most impressive of them - further in the review.
1. ZAZ-965A based on Smart
Today's selection is opened by a "super-Zaporozhets" from Odessa. The owner planned to restore it to its original condition, but in the course of work decided to go further. He managed to create not just a car, but a kind of reasoning on the topic "What could be a Zaporozhets."
The German minicar Smart was taken as a basis. The car had been in a serious accident and was not moving. Odessa craftsmen carried out serious work to restore the technical condition of the machine. This was followed by the reunification of, so to speak, German technology with the Russian soul, and we got a truly unique car. Novate.ru specialists especially note the quality of the elaboration of the body and interior details. Phenomenal work!
2. Racing "Zaporozhets" from Germany
Racing "Zaporozhets" from Germany - sounds a little unusual, doesn't it? However, there is not a grain of guile in these words. The famous German racer Wolfgang Küter created a real racing car called Sapo-Lada on the basis of the ZAZ 968. Well, if everything is clear with the word "Sapo" in the title, then where did Lada come from?
The fact is that the car is driven by a Lada MTX engine with twin Solex carburetors with a volume of 1.6 liters and a power of 155 hp. The engine is located just behind the driver's back. The car body is made of fiberglass, which makes the car lightweight.
3. Hot rod from "Humpbacked"
Usually, to make an all-wheel drive car, a clever transmission, additional shafts and everything in this spirit are installed in it. However, this does not have to be done if you simply install one motor on each axle. This is exactly what the craftsmen from St. Petersburg thought and created a 300-horsepower all-wheel drive hot rod based on the Zaporozhets. Impressive? And how do you accelerate 0-100 km / h in 3.4 s, This is a second faster than the Porsche 911 Carrera S. Here you have a people's car.
4. Drift-Zaporozhets with an engine from BMW
The owner of this "eared" long time could not find a suitable body to build a car for drift. And then, at one point it dawned on him, and he decided to make a drift car based on the ZAZ 968M.
To accomplish this, the owner changed almost all Soviet spare parts for modern ones. And as a power plant, he used an engine from the BMW 5 Series, which is installed in the front of the car, in contrast to the original design. Everything about everything took him a year and a half and 750,000 rubles.
5. Luxurious convertible ZAZ-968 from Porsche Boxster
"Make a cool car out of Zaporozhets" is the usual plan of most tuning projects associated with Zaporozhets. However, in this car, everything is different. Here from the "cool car" they made "Zaporozhets". The Porsche Boxster, the design of which was redesigned to match the appearance of Eared, was used as this very "cool car". True, this car does not look like a ZAZ 968, but rather like its older twin brother.
6. ZAZ-965 with a Suzuki engine and an original trailer
And in this "Humpbacked", assembled in Lithuania, everything is according to the classics: a restored body and interior, a modern engine from Suzuki Samurai and … a trailer assembled in the style of "Zaporozhets" with a barbecue and an audio system inside … Well, almost everything is classic. There are no super-powerful engines and no sports habits.
This "Zaporozhets" is a weekend car, and this weekend will definitely be memorable with it. So, apparently, its current owner from Great Britain decided and bought it for 7000 pounds, which in rubles equals the amount of 550 thousand.
Each of the cars presented in this selection is impressive, no less impressive The fastest cars that could be found on the roads from the 1960s to the present day