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Forgotten avtoproekt of the USSR: a bus you didn’t see!

What do you get when you cross a GAZ-21 with Muscovites of different models? Could be something interesting, but — no luck…Michael Kolodochkin “driving”Expert

In 1957, the MZMA created an experimental minibus A9 using components from different models of Moskvich and GAZ‑21.

The car was actually assembled by hand. It featured a steel monocoque body, independent suspension, sliding glass in the front doors, four-speed transmission (experimental development).

Model A9 can hold up to nine passengers and could carry up to 350 kg of cargo. The vehicle successfully passed the test, then suddenly it became clear that there is no need for taxis is too small for the village — not a competitor to “loaf.”

Unusual facts from the history of technology Michael Kolodochkin collecting for many years. For example, did you know why never went to series the coolest domestic SUV, created by order of USSR Ministry of defense?

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Photo: from archive of the author

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