Thursday, 26 April 2012

VAZ-2103

You may have laughed in the eighties, but you're coveting this Lada now, aren't you? The VAZ-2103, known over here as the Lada 1500, was basically a Russian Fiat 124. It offered such Western decadences as four headlamps, a powerful(ish) 75bhp 1.5-litre engine and sporty-looking instruments, as well as certain modifications to make it more appropriate for Siberian weather; an emergency starting-handle, an auxiliary fuel pump, thicker-gauge steel.
This particular example blows away the cobwebs of stereotype and cliché, sporting vibrant, verdant paint and arrow-straight bodywork. Modifications are limited to a gentle tickle with the lowering sickle and a gorgeous set of white steel wheels with whitewall tyres. This, ladies and gentlemen, is a beautiful Lada. Yes, it's OK to say that now.
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