Myths and facts about AZLK-2140 SL

Legends and facts about AZLK-2140 SL

In the years was common Russian saying hurtful: "Is the machine, and sometimes Moskvich ". After all, despite the stubborn opposition of Muscovites and Lada, and "four hundred and twelfth", and AZLK-2140 in the eyes of many Soviet motorists inferior to the level of comfort and (the main thing!) prestige "VAZ" production - especially, after that, in the mid-70s "the luxury" model VAZ-2103 has added even more impressive from the outside and inside "six" . But the Moscow Lenin Komsomol Automobile Plant has received a worthy competitor to answer from the banks of the Volga "special" modification Moskvich, the designation at AZLK-2140 SL. Almost the same, as a regular "fortieth", ... but with a completely different interior and "of foreign" elements of decoration, this car is still for a long time before the peredneprivodngo "forty-one" became the object to create a variety of fiction and fables, related to its development and complete set. We find out, some of them were true, and what - no.

 


MYTH 1: The acronym SL stands for Super Lux


myth

SL letters in on the boot lid and front wings made it clear, it is - a special version of the Moskvich. Soviet motorists decipher this abbreviation in different ways - "deluxe", "Special suite" and even "Saturnus luxury".

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On the front wings proudly flaunted nameplates SL, hints at the special performance of this sedan

The latter option was invented ones, who was briefed on the technical partner AZLK - Yugoslav company Saturnus, performs the role of Russian dealer "Autoexport" in the Balkans. It is a company selling cars there production in the USSR and in cooperation with the Metropolitan Automobile has committed itself to supply some parts for the new model.

Officially, this car was known not as a Moskvich-1,5 SL - modification of "fortieth" in the original documentation held under the symbol Moskvich-2140-117, and designated as Moskvitch 2140 in implementing the "luxury".

Legends and facts about AZLK-2140 SL
About Moskvich luxury version at the time of release news you can find in the magazine "Za Rulem"
Legends and facts about AZLK-2140 SL
Even despite the fact, that tehpasporte- "book", issued by the Ministry of Interior of the USSR, Vehicles are often recorded as the M-2140-Suite, Set on the license type plate only modification index 2140-117
Legends and facts about AZLK-2140 SL
mysterious SR: SL versions besides the factory planned to release a limited edition of "sport-rally" version of the SR. It did not work.

curious, that in the seventies «lettered» sign S, L, LS and ES used by many European dealers Lada, "Six" for the Finnish market with 1978 year in some trim levels called Lada 1500SL, and AZLK-2140 in the same designated as Elite 1500S. maybe, «superlyuksovost» Therefore arisen specifically Muscovites.

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S, LS, L, GL - Zhiguli for European markets also assigns "literal" notation

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S, LS, L, GL - Zhiguli for European markets also assigns "literal" notation

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S, LS, L, GL - Zhiguli for European markets also assigns "literal" notation

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S, LS, L, GL - Zhiguli for European markets also assigns "literal" notation

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S, LS, L, GL - Zhiguli for European markets also assigns "literal" notation

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S, LS, L, GL - Zhiguli for European markets also assigns "literal" notation

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S, LS, L, GL - Zhiguli for European markets also assigns "literal" notation

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SL, but not the: in the eighties the sacred letter can be found on an ordinary VAZ "six"

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SL, but not the: in the eighties the sacred letter can be found on an ordinary VAZ "six"

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SL, but not the: in the eighties the sacred letter can be found on an ordinary VAZ "six"


MYTH 2: Luxury Moskvich equipped with imported parts


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Bumpers, svetotehniku, seats and other components for AZLK-2140 SL is really produced in Europe. company Saturnus, which we mentioned in the previous section, supplied these details as part of cooperation, and the Russian side is calculated with the Yugoslavs trademarks cars.

Large plastic bumpers, who did in Yugoslavia for "fortieth suites", at the start of production of this modification has had no analogues, because no VAZ-2107, or "eight" with the details of such materials has not yet been released. Important, obmyslenny that every detail of the design, it would seem, purely functional elements allowed to transform obsolete by the end of the 70s look of the usual Moskvich.

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Saturn, мейд in Yugoslavia: "Sidelights", taillights and bumpers luxury Moskvich really released only abroad

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Saturn, мейд in Yugoslavia: "Sidelights", taillights and bumpers luxury Moskvich really released only abroad

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Saturn, мейд in Yugoslavia: "Sidelights", taillights and bumpers luxury Moskvich really released only abroad

Against the background of the predecessor brand new machine stands out the original "sidelights", who were "spacious," written in the front bumper architecture. Do not fall behind and rear optics, comparable in size except that tremendous lanterns Volga GAZ-3102.


MYTH 3: The interior of AZLK-2140 SL used parts VAZ-2108


myth

Show in the mid-eighties Tolyatti "eight" different unusual after Lada saloon, that any design, nor decisions on color is not common with the previous models. But in the interiors of the last rear-wheel drive Moskvich, many have seen the "chisel" trail, counting, that it is from the VAZ-2108 Moskvich got some elements of the interior.

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Salon Moskvich similar to "chisel"? If so, the opposite! For the "luxury" has appeared a few years earlier "zero-eighth"

Naturally, "Low" panel Sputnik and Moscow car architecture and hue were something a bit similar, but in the salons of these cars do not really have anything to do. Yes, and from other Russian cars at the time - also. in essence, the only thing, that united the SL version of the VAZ-2103 and GAZ-24 - a radio A-275 production Murom Radio. But the panel of devices, wheel, seat upholstery and door to the "suites" are completely original.

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The package consisted of machine hours - but not ordinary, and electronic!

But the most exciting feature of this car - located in the center of the composition of devices digital clock «Electronics B12-22» with a stopwatch and calendar. By the standards of the beginning of the "80" years — simply chic space!


MYTH 4: At the technical level, this model differed from “fortieth” in the best side


true

Despite the fact that "the luxury" model and retained the unification with the source level 94%, it differed from the basic "fortieth" is not only a more "glamorous" exterior and interior. So, instead of the carburetor K-126n on the cars set "Zhiguli" - license Weber, which is then replaced by more environmentally friendly and economical "Ozone". Another AZLK-2140-117 was manufactured by Bosch office license distributor under the symbol R147.

Legends and facts about AZLK-2140 SL
Fundamentally differences in the design of the usual "fortieth" and Lux ​​was not, but together with the restyling of Muscovites began almost perfect. Then "upgrade", and moved to a regular car AZLK

Instead oak "diagonalok" M-145 "lux" Mi-set circular tires 166, and later — I-16, which at that time appeared and burning models Zhiguli. To improve the efficiency of the main couple made a "high-speed" gear ratio 3,89. Given the climate in the Soviet Union newcomer modification is another very important refinement - a modified liquid circulation circuit in a heating system, that lowered the probability of formation of vapor lock and bringing the efficiency of the "stove" to Zhigulevsk level. Finally, namely to "suite" had been "run-in" such decisions, as devoid of air vents front glass and infinitely adjustable backrests of the front seats with a purchased license of the flywheel.

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It looks like not only the color: back to M-2140 Suite rehulyrovalas on naklonu smoothly - as well, as in the published in 1984 vazovskoy "eight".

Then and "solid" glass, and improved heater, and other units began to set and the everyday AZLK-2140.


MYTH 5: Only Moskvich Suite stained metallic


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In the mid 70s the mass of cars (and not only they) steel enamel paint with a metallic effect. For the first time in the practice of the Soviet car industry in "metallic" began to paint specifically Muscovites! true, it happened before, than the first "luxury" off the line - even in 1978 was unusual paint appeared on standard AZLK-2140.

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Auto for the Finnish market called Elite. Distinguish between "elite" Moskvich can be had for a body-colored vents of the ventilation system on the rear fenders. Pay attention to the unique jet headlamp washer
Legends and facts about AZLK-2140 SL
Contrary to popular beliefs, in metallic products AZLK started painting before, what appeared Suite
Legends and facts about AZLK-2140 SL
In September 1986 year anniversary four millionth car Moskvich became particularly luxury copy of "The Snow Queen" color

But two metallic shades were made specifically for version SL - «The Snow Queen" (silver gray) and "Stradivarius" (ginger). Generally, most of the 170 700 issued to 1987 year "luxury" Muscovites were stained with the same paint, that other "forties" — and these were ordinary enamel without any "special effects".

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Not only on "citizen": to promote the new model abroad Lux ​​took part in various international rally

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Not only on "citizen": to promote the new model abroad Lux ​​took part in various international rally

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Not only on "citizen": to promote the new model abroad Lux ​​took part in various international rally


MYTH 6: interior luxury model existed only a 2-colors


true

Fangled "snow" and "Stradivarius" to plan the creators of the car had to be combined with appropriate shades upholstery. Interior offered only 2-embodiments - gray and beige, although in the same Zhiguli could meet a variety of colors - green, blue, reddish and black salons ... But if machines Volga car panel anyway devices remained black, the car in the capital "colored" became the entire interior, except for certain parts such as the control wheel, lining on pillars and canopy composition devices.

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Conceived as it was about: gray with gray or beige with Karim. In practice it turned out differently ...

Given the fact, that cars be equipped lounges at random without any special attachments to the combination of colors, often to greenish, yellow and red Moskvich could meet a neutral gray interior, and the machines blue or gray - beige. But specifically AZLK-2140SL, instead vazovskiy Sputnik became the first Russian car with a beige and brown instrument panel.


MYTH 7: restyling AZLK-2140 made by foreigners


and the myth, and the truth

Mutual cooperation of Soviet and foreign specialists was not curiosity in the seventies. After the successful experience with Fiat also decided to attract of foreign designers of modernizing the interior Muscovites - or rather, studio American Raymond Loewy in the persons of his French studio. To do this, 1976 year, foreigners have provided regular Moskvitch 2140, on the basis of which it was made a new interior layout. However, the "overseas pancake" came out lumpy - spending on the project about 80 000 bucks, the Soviets realized, that the interior came not very technologically advanced and does not account for design features and build on AZLK Moskvich.

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our work: after analysis of another project on AZLK were required to develop a version of the "luxury" in the home

Because who had gone into a series of "luxury" version Moskvich created their own, and from the US-French "source code" remained except that the door trim, and those have been modified "in place" technology to simplify and lower the cost of production.

Finally

Specifically AZLK-2140SL was the last rear wheel drive Moskvich, which many fans of the brand is considered the "best of the best" — the most stylish, comfortable and perfect car "four hundred and twelfth" family. Subsequent model called AZLK 2141 had virtually nothing in common with their predecessors, and marked the transition to the new values, including a modern front-wheel drive and a more spacious interior. But this is a completely different story.

Legends and facts about AZLK-2140 SL

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He - the best! The most beautiful and perfect of their.

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