The next unique find in his blog on Drive2.ru was told by the user with the nickname Roma-Urraco. According to him, a car of ZAZ brand was acquired in 1991 by a resident of Kharkov, who viewed the car as an investment that allowed to save money. As a result, the car stood there until today in a dry garage and almost did not go.
As it turned out, we are talking about “Tavria” in the “Lux” kit, which can be distinguished by additional signs of turns on the wings, plastic wheel caps, other headlamps with an inclined diffuser, decorative moldings on the sidewalls, as well as the third door with a windshield wiper, Also a glass heating system.
In salon ZAZ-110216, or “export” version of “Tavria”, also stands out thanks to a four-spoke steering wheel, an improved dashboard, as well as a combined upholstery of a salon made of fabric and imitation leather. Against the backdrop of “Zaporozhets” ZAZ-968M, which was also produced in those times, this interior seemed to be a real breakthrough.
The ZAZ-110216 movement is driven by a 1.1-liter four-cylinder MeMZ-245 engine with a capacity of 51 hp. Transmission – 5-speed “mechanics”. Acceleration of the hatchback from the place to 100 km / h takes 16.2 seconds, the maximum speed – 145 km / h. Also under the hood of “Tavriya” there was a special spare tire “shod” in Soviet rubber, and a factory tag with the name of paint, which painted the body of the car.
According to Roma-Urraco, the first owner of this car is an elderly man who bought it to save his savings. For its purchase in 1991, the first owner gave 5429 rubles. For comparison: the average salary at that time was about 500 rubles.
Also the first owner of “Tavria” was very resourceful. The luggage compartment of the Soviet small car was literally packed with various car artifacts from the USSR. In addition to the pump, a jack and a factory tool, it contained branded fenders, 2 sets of steel grilles for headlights, Soviet car alarm “Sprut”, antistatics, seat belts for Norma rear seats, a whole handful of new spark plugs, a fire extinguisher and other small spare parts.
More details about the unique car Roma-Urraco tells in a video published in his account on YouTube.