Playboy Blonde Tests Car from USSR!

Zaporizhia Automobile Building Plant or ZAZ for short is the main carmaker from the Ukraine. The company used to make... combine harvesters, until November 1958 when the Soviet government decided to switch to small cars.
Their first car was basically a Fiat 600, and despite reliability problems their models were popular because they were the cheapest Soviet cars.

The ZAZ 968M you see being tested by the lovely Irina Olhovskaya was built between 1979 to 1994. The engine is a 1.2-liter fitted at the back and capable of delivering 41 horsepower. The speedo goes all the way up to 160 km/h, but we doubt this pensioner’s car will do that sort of speed.

To you and me, this is just a rust bucket, but it’s a simple, honest car from the USSR that you fix with a hammer and a set of spanner. As per usual, Irina is very insightful and tells things from a woman’s point of view.
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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