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SUV “Victory”: first, the Soviet confortable!

This car is often called four-wheel drive Victory. In fact, he never called in the documentation of the machine has passed as the M‑72.Michael Kolodochkin “driving”Expert

It is interesting and different: in contrast to progenitors (GAZ‑61, GAZ‑69), all-wheel drive M‑72 was not framed. The conscious body (front, roof, floor spars), but he remained stable. And comfortable: with normal seats, the stove and even a washer of a windscreen.

It was hardly the first comfortable SUV in the world. The Rover was released in the 1955-1958 years, total produced 4677 cars.

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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  • Complete history of GAZ-M72 here.

Photo: from archive of the author

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