Russian car aficionado builds an $18,500 USD Pobeda racecar
A man from Penza, Russia, has built this unique retro racecar with the looks of the legendary GAZ-M20 ‘Pobeda’ – and is looking for buyers willing to part with mere 1,200,000 RUB ($18,500 USD).
Back when the GAZ-M20 used to be assembled at the Gorkovsky Avtozavod in mid-20th-century USSR, this particular chassis was reserved for motorsports and was not available for sale.
A couple years ago, amateur racing driver Ruslan Chirkov felt like commemorating the series by piecing together a racecar with Pobeda looks. He used most of the original Pobeda body for the project, but reduced the door and seat count from 4 to 2, essentially turning it from sedan to sports car. He sourced the front axle suspension and certain other parts from the GAZ-31105.
The tech specs are no less interesting than what you can see with your eyes. The unique car comes powered by the Toyota 1JZ-GE I6 2.5 engine rated at 180 hp (134 kW). The automatic transmission, steering and rear suspension also come from Toyota.
Inside, the seats stem from the Audi TT, and the dashboard boasts an original design.
Editor Andrew Raspopov
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