Myths and facts about the VAZ-2103

Legends and facts about the VAZ-2103

At the time, the VAZ-2103 in a certain way considered as a symbol of luxury and comfort, this “Soviet Laksheri”. This model remained very prestigious, even after, in the model were politrila VAZ “of Six” and VAZ-2107. But, as is the case with AZLK 2141, “eight” and many other Russian cars, about “treska” In Soviet times there were a huge number of rumors and sustainable “polupravdopodobnyh” information, related to the development and characteristics of this model. Now we will deal in detail, that discussions about the garage of the VAZ-2103 in line with the truth, and what was of clean water fiction.

 

MYTH 1: instead of VAZ-2103 in Togliatti we had to produce Fiat 125

true

Even at the stage of signing a contract on the construction of the plant on the Volga, the parties agreed, that Fiat will provide all documentation in two models - it was so called «norm» or the car №1 (Fiat 124) and «luxury» Under the number 2 – Fiat 125.

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Fiat 125 Italians planned to release in Togliatti as "Car No2». But the Soviets decided otherwise

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Fiat 125 Italians planned to release in Togliatti as "Car No2». But the Soviets decided otherwise

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Fiat 125 Italians planned to release in Togliatti as "Car No2». But the Soviets decided otherwise

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Fiat 125 Italians planned to release in Togliatti as "Car No2». But the Soviets decided otherwise

The Soviet delegation, Caught in Turin, not satisfied with not very high degree of unification of the two Fiat models — in particular, various engine design and even more chassis! For example, Fiat 124 was the engine with the lower camshaft and sucker rod operated valves, which is also not satisfied with our designers and ultimately resulted in a real «battle over upper shaft», while the 125th was back spring (!) подвеска.

Legends and facts about the VAZ-2103

Spring rear suspension and horizontal placement of "spare wheel» -Fiat 125 in design and assembly was markedly different from the "one hundred twenty fourth», became the prototype and VAZ-2101, and VAZ-2103

According to the principal reasons for the optimization of production «our» They insisted on the unification of most of the first and second models in terms of technology, allowing differences in appearance and finish.

Legends and facts about the VAZ-2103

"Treshka" I was stronger than the "penny", and it is technically perfect. But the fundamental differences in the structure was not

And the development of the production of leaf springs was very troublesome and difficult process, And similar to many leading design engineers in the USSR in the late 60's for subcompact already seemed too archaic, despite the fact that both had certain advantages.

And since at that time in Italy is «restyling» Fiat 124 to models 124 Special, the parties eventually reached a compromise — «Luxury» VAZ model will be created just based on the 124S. Or, more precisely, simultaneously with.

MYTH 2: design “trёshki” vazovtsami was developed without the help of others

myth

About tom, that the VAZ-2101 was «Russified» version of the Fiat 124, in Russian while everyone knew — this aspect of actively paying attention in the press, because nothing shameful in production «strange» the car was not licensed. But on «treska» presentation divided: Some thought this car «corrupted version of Fiat 125», others beheld in it the independent development on the basis of the VAZ-2101. In essence it is wrong, and those, other — «treska» really had a direct relation to Fiat, but… It was developed specifically for the Italian VAZ!

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Fiat 125 (1-th photo) and VAZ-2103 are similar in some detail (in particular, it may be noted shiny moldings), but our car has a lot in common with the model Fiat 124S

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Fiat 125 (1-th photo) and VAZ-2103 are similar in some detail (in particular, it may be noted shiny moldings), but our car has a lot in common with the model Fiat 124S

Simultaneously with the development of Fiat 124S in fiatovskom Style Center took up the latest model of the Volga car factory, And outside «treska» was a cross between models and 124S 125.

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Grille Fiat 124S recalls a similar piece for VAZ-2103, but the Italian version devoid of moldings and different "round" front wings, as the base model 124

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Grille Fiat 124S recalls a similar piece for VAZ-2103, but the Italian version devoid of moldings and different "round" front wings, as the base model 124

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Grille Fiat 124S recalls a similar piece for VAZ-2103, but the Italian version devoid of moldings and different "round" front wings, as the base model 124

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"Points" lights on later versions of Fiat 124 reminiscent of the "shestorochnye", is not it? Potochnee, conversely

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"Points" lights on later versions of Fiat 124 reminiscent of the "shestorochnye", is not it? Potochnee, conversely

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Russian car designed by Fiat Style Center - so you can tell not only about the VAZ-2101, but also about the "three-ruble note"!

Legends and facts about the VAZ-2103

Unique tube VAZ-2103 of the exhaust system in the early '70s looked very stylish

Demo mock-up was made by Italian designers and representatives of VAZ shows in Italy. Russian designers subsequently asked a lot of questions, related differences in the exterior and interior «dime» and future «trёshki», which could affect the production and assembly technology on the conveyor car.

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Such a "bend" around the molding repeater turn invented the Italians. Soviet artists-designers of this solution is not very much, but to remake it happened just at the WHA 2106

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Such a "bend" around the molding repeater turn invented the Italians. Soviet artists-designers of this solution is not very much, but to remake it happened just at the WHA 2106

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"Diamonds feet up": some craftsmen for the repair of the body with wings substitution confuse left and right repeaters places…

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"Diamonds feet up": some craftsmen for the repair of the body with wings substitution confuse left and right repeaters places…

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"Diamonds feet up": some craftsmen for the repair of the body with wings substitution confuse left and right repeaters places…

That is why before the stage of making in the design and creation of signature DRAWINGS «Body assembly for painting» all fundamental aspects have been agreed, because the Italians had a great experience in a frisky development of different models and versions on a single platform.

Legends and facts about the VAZ-2103

Even before the start of production at the Russian engineers have any fears, stand there "equally" moldings on all body panels. As it turned out, Italians were right - moldings stood "as needed"

For example, at the insistence of vazovtsev design decorative grille has been changed, which in the initial embodiment not fit for chromium plating at plating on the strip DAAZ. However, the design of the car, albeit in consultation with the representatives of the Volga car factory, all the same has been made by designers Fiat.

MYTH 3: Brakes of this model have been very effective

and the myth, and the truth

One of the many fundamentally new products in the design «trёshki» steel vacuum brake booster in the drive, which allows the driver at low speed, press the brake pedal with the least effort much, than «kopeck», who had no «vakuumnika».

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The vacuum brake booster - the main innovation of the VAZ-2103

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The vacuum brake booster - the main innovation of the VAZ-2103

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"Vakuumnik" on Zhiguli was under tanks GTZ and the clutch

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"Vakuumnik" on Zhiguli was under tanks GTZ and the clutch

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"Vakuumnik" on Zhiguli was under tanks GTZ and the clutch

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In the journal "For Rulem" in September 1974 year released material, wherein VAZ engineers but know about the details of the design VAZ-2103 brake system

But in the course of testing revealed, that the smallest deviations in the size of the protruding rod wheels may suddenly lock even on dry roads! The problem was aggravated by the fact, that even experienced drivers, before ezdivshie on machines without «vakuumnika», as previously pressed on the pedal too hard. That is why during the finishing work the brake pedal did not itself «sensitive», reducing the number of amplifier efficiency, and when the vehicle is assembled at the factory paid more attention to correct adjustment rod.

Вобщем, Brake "on the floor" at the wheel "three rubles" fully expected could be blocked even in the case, if the road was wet and slippery, and tires - not the newest. Indeed, thanks to the cart automatic pad to the brake drums on the "three rubles," compared with VAZ-2101 is always better to work and rear brakes.

MYTH 4: In the later “treshka” standing front of the VAZ-2106

myth

As is clear, the early VAZ-2103 (to 1974 of the year) the front body panel was made apron «deaf», in the production of cars 1974 , he received the appropriate «Terk» a 2-a-half dozen narrow vents, and the later of the machine got two horizontal slots — similarly apron «Six».

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"Deaf" bulkhead panel without ventilation slots peculiar to the very first machines

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"Deaf" bulkhead panel without ventilation slots peculiar to the very first machines

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"Deaf" bulkhead panel without ventilation slots peculiar to the very first machines

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"Trowel" met on the machines, issued in 1974 year

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"Trowel" met on the machines, issued in 1974 year

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"Trowel" met on the machines, issued in 1974 year

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The vast majority of front "treshek" looked exactly

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The vast majority of front "treshek" looked exactly

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The vast majority of front "treshek" looked exactly

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Another sign of early machines, along with blank panel - label "Zhiguli" with a light background

The radiator grille is, excluding certain export versions, remained «threes» shiny Throughout Release.

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The dark bars on the export versions has nothing to do with the part of "six"!

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The dark bars on the export versions has nothing to do with the part of "six"!

But later many of VAZ-2103 «shtegolyali» the front fascia to the more modern VAZ-2106, because of what was common in the world community about the chauffeurs, that in the eighties on «later» machines last years release of the factory set parts of feathers and finishes by «Six», while the rear part with the remains allegedly unique.

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Four lights VAZ-2106 framed plastic 'glasses' in black or gray. On "three" with the front end of the plant itself was never

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Four lights VAZ-2106 framed plastic 'glasses' in black or gray. On "three" with the front end of the plant itself was never

In reality, such a «restyling» It came only after an accident — in times of shortage «get» required body parts were problematic, and many satisfied «kuzovnoy» from the VAZ-2106. In addition, many owners in the course of a serious overhaul of the body is trying to «osovremenitь» his car, stylized it under a more modern «chess».

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"Zero Six" differed from the "lux" and the third model front, and the rear end. In such VAZ-2103 "facial expressions" in the original could not be

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"Zero Six" differed from the "lux" and the third model front, and the rear end. In such VAZ-2103 "facial expressions" in the original could not be

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"Zero Six" differed from the "lux" and the third model front, and the rear end. In such VAZ-2103 "facial expressions" in the original could not be

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"Zero Six" differed from the "lux" and the third model front, and the rear end. In such VAZ-2103 "facial expressions" in the original could not be

Let us not forget that, that some re-export VAZ-2103 in the late eighties, came to this country just to «dark» grille, and that confused many Russian motorists. However, in reality from the point of view of the appearance of all 12 years of production of VAZ-2103 produced virtually unchanged.

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The combination of the front part of VAZ-2106 and tailgate "trio" – of clean water "farm", i.e, amateur owner

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The combination of the front of VAZ-2106 and tailgate "trio" – of clean water "farm", i.e, amateur owner

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The combination of the front of VAZ-2106 and tailgate "trio" – of clean water "farm", i.e, amateur owner

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The combination of the front of VAZ-2106 and tailgate "trio" – of clean water "farm", i.e, amateur owner

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The unique appearance of the VAZ-2103 with the years practically unchanged. Exception - already mentioned slot in the front end panel

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Umopomrachitelyno, but it is a live specimen to "grater" can meet on the street, even in our days are (photo was taken in November 2018 of the year)

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Umopomrachitelyno, but it is a live specimen to "grater" can meet on the street, even in our days are (photo was taken in November 2018 of the year)

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Umopomrachitelyno, but it is a live specimen to "grater" can meet on the street, even in our days are (photo was taken in November 2018 of the year)

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Umopomrachitelyno, but it is a live specimen to "grater" can meet on the street, even in our days are (photo was taken in November 2018 of the year)

MYTH 5: Mass production of VAZ-2103 with the interior of the “dime”

true

Creating a VAZ-2103 began in the fourth quarter 1972 of the year, while the original plan was to release manufacturing 500 cars.

Legends and facts about the VAZ-2103

Legends and facts about the VAZ-2103

Detailed description of the new model appeared in "For Rulem" magazine at the beginning of 1973 of the year. But on the cover of "treshka" came only in the following year

Legends and facts about the VAZ-2103

TO 21 December 1973 year veil collected the first million cars. Hero of the day was the, naturally the same, VAZ-2103

However, management has decided to assemble VAZ 1 500 above plan «trëšek», for which a complete set, as it turned out, It lacked some details — in particular, interior elements. That is why «additional» machines have devices and seat panel from «dime», such as designated «hybrid» index VAZ-2103V (AT — temporary).

Legends and facts about the VAZ-2103

At the party "temporary" VAZ-2103 is really used interior details "penny". We have survived a matter of copies of "incorrect" machines

Legends and facts about the VAZ-2103

With approximately two thousand rooms Body VAZ-2103 family finally obzavolsya details Show "on a constant basis". Interesting, that in the early machines met a huge number of imported parts - mostly Italian production

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The abundance of interior colors of VAZ-2103 and now is impressive. Now imagine, as his contemporaries took in 1973 year!

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The abundance of interior colors of VAZ-2103 and now is impressive. Now imagine, as his contemporaries took in 1973 year!

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The abundance of interior colors of VAZ-2103 and now is impressive. Now imagine, as his contemporaries took in 1973 year!

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The abundance of interior colors of VAZ-2103 and now is impressive. Now imagine, as his contemporaries took in 1973 year!

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The abundance of interior colors of VAZ-2103 and now is impressive. Now imagine, as his contemporaries took in 1973 year!

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The abundance of interior colors of VAZ-2103 and now is impressive. Now imagine, as his contemporaries took in 1973 year!

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The abundance of interior colors of VAZ-2103 and now is impressive. Now imagine, as his contemporaries took in 1973 year!

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The abundance of interior colors of VAZ-2103 and now is impressive. Now imagine, as his contemporaries took in 1973 year!

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The abundance of interior colors of VAZ-2103 and now is impressive. Now imagine, as his contemporaries took in 1973 year!

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The abundance of interior colors of VAZ-2103 and now is impressive. Now imagine, as his contemporaries took in 1973 year!

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The abundance of interior colors of VAZ-2103 and now is impressive. Now imagine, as his contemporaries took in 1973 year!

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The abundance of interior colors of VAZ-2103 and now is impressive. Now imagine, as his contemporaries took in 1973 year!

These machines were distributed to employees in the middle of the Volga car factory and its suppliers, without actually hitting the retail. Because some specimens «trëšek» indeed staffed «penny» salon, despite the fact that this vnutrisalonnoe mirror and sill plates («loaves») We put «troechnye».

MYTH 6: VAZ-2103 was the most expensive model VAZ

myth

VAZ-2103 has long been considered one of the most popular models of VAZ, helped by the abundance of chromium in the exterior, powerful and quiet motor, and myagenkaya suspension. At the time of the appearance of "treshka" it was indeed much more expensive "penny" — 7 500 rubles, i.e, by as much as two thousand "wooden" more base VAZ-2101, which cost 5 500 rubles.

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The interior of the VAZ-2103 immediately made it clear, which is why this model is standing on 2 000 rubles more expensive "penny"

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The interior of the VAZ-2103 immediately made it clear, which is why this model is standing on 2 000 rubles more expensive "penny"

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"Treshka" was the most expensive model of VAZ Niva and before the start of production of VAZ-2106

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"Treshka" was the most expensive model of VAZ Niva and before the start of production of VAZ-2106

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VAZ-21011 were more basic "unity" (6 000 rubles), but still noticeably cheaper "zero third", which cost 7 300 – 7 600 rubles

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Signal lights on the face of the door, mechanical glass washer interior and luggage compartment - all these elements of the first Russian "Laksheri" from Togliatti

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Signal lights on the face of the door, mechanical glass washer interior and luggage compartment - all these elements of the first Russian "Laksheri" from Togliatti

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Signal lights on the face of the door, mechanical glass washer interior and luggage compartment - all these elements of the first Russian "Laksheri" from Togliatti

However, following the model of VAZ were even more expensive, and taking into account the first significant rise in price of cars in the Russian 1979 , they "jumped" a mark in practically all 8 000 rubles, and the more prestigious models such as "six", "Seven," and at the technical level of complex fields and at all cost over nine thousand. therefore, despite external pomp and extensive use of chrome, VAZ-2103 has been the most expensive VAZ except in the minds of the older generation of drivers, in which the model sold in the beginning of Russian Union. That they have long been considered the model of the "most-most".

MYTH 7: there was an option “trёshki” station wagon

and the myth, and the truth

In recent years, in the circles of young lovers have "vintage" VAZ models go stubborn rumors, that in Togliatti produced individual batches "treshek" with a body type wagon. Authoritative statements usually even supported by modern photo "live" car with a body of VAZ-2102 and limber "treshki".

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Specifically, this Hungarian wagon usually appears as an argument about the existence of "treshki wagon". How would alas and ah, but it is the usual "replica" on the basis of the VAZ-2102

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Specifically, this Hungarian wagon usually appears as an argument about the existence of "treshki wagon". How would alas and ah, but it is the usual "replica" on the basis of the VAZ-2102

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Specifically, this Hungarian wagon usually appears as an argument about the existence of "treshki wagon". How would alas and ah, but it is the usual "replica" on the basis of the VAZ-2102

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Specifically, this Hungarian wagon usually appears as an argument about the existence of "treshki wagon". How would alas and ah, but it is the usual "replica" on the basis of the VAZ-2102

Also in 1970 year while working on a sedan VAZ-2103 FIAT designers showed Soviet specialists sketch «treshki wagon», the idea of ​​which production in Togliatti returned a couple of years. Management instructions in 1976 It was manufactured three VAZ-2103 station wagon.

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Such a car is really there, but… only 3 copies

As it is easy to guess, while the front and interior «trёshki» combined with the body of ordinary VAZ-2102. Two of them were operated in structures, associated with the plant — the company «AvtoVAZtehobsluzhivanie» and Dmitrov, and the third machine to 1977 I have been working on the veil, then I got in an accident. On special request, such as the body was made to restore it. standard as «treshka wagon» not produced, and occurring on the network «fairy» VAZ-2103 with this type of body appeared by artisanal alteration VAZ-2102.

Legends and facts about the VAZ-2103

Similar machines - not that other as "samopal"

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By the standards of other VAZ models, "Treshka" produced not so long - with 1972 by 1984 year, i.e, около 12 years old, for which it was made 1,35 million vehicles of various modifications. Many of them today in the ranks, with authentic equipment and beautiful state of the best examples is partly explained by the same: the fact, that the VAZ-2103 from the very beginning was perceived by contemporaries as the road and the perfect car, which had to be berech¸ cherish.

Legends and facts about the VAZ-2103

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