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ZAZ Zaporozhets


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The ZAZ Zaporozhets was built in Zaporizhzhia, a city on the Dnieper River in the southeastern part of the Soviet Socialist Republic of Ukraine ( now Ukraine ?). It has an air cooled V4 rear mounted engine good for about 40hp.


One of my uncles had one. And, what I remember about it was the sound and noise. It was a very popular car with people living in the countryside as it was rugged and had good traction and an independent suspension.




Pic of Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin with his  ZAZ Zaporozhets model 968:






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This was a car with the most possible variation in options. They were produced for people with disabilities. my father borrowed one from a guy who lost his arm, so the car had a shifter that was attached to one of his legs. 


They did have some serious build quality issues, Sheetmetal was spot-welded and the floors leaked if you drove through the puddles in heavy rain. 


the nickname for the car was Zaporschivitz.


Steve K.

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