July 3, 2013
Inside the AvtoVAZ Classic Car Museum in Togliatti, Russia
AvtoVAZ, which took its initial cues from Italian automaker Fiat and launched its LADA and domestic ZHIGULI brands in the 1970s, ultimately reached global stature from its single-model beginnings, with more than 27 million vehicles produced.
In the museum are many key models in that history. They include the VAZ-2101, the first model introduced in 1970 based on the Fiat 124, future iterations of the “people’s car” that could endure sub-zero temperatures and the Soviet Union’s rough roads, the LADA 2107 or Riva that had an impressive 29-year production run, and the electric LADA Oka, the Kalina Sport and the first joint Alliance car, the LADA Largus that President Vladimir Putin signed in a ceremony in April last year.
Enjoy this rare look at some classic LADA models, including the at the AvtoVAZ Museum in Togliatti, Russia.