Soviet-era Lada Cars Will Get You There...Slowly

Russian dinosaur goes from 0 to 60 in 17 seconds.
2:27 | 04/12/13

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Before the stampede of luxury horsepower you find -- Boston today there was one -- that ruled Russia's roads. But now the old Soviet workforce is finally be put out to pass. The last one rolled off the assembly line in September including this one but sadly this is one of the last about it -- it ever produced. The court never -- the United States but it was hugely popular around Europe Latin America and of course that whole. The -- the car available at -- status symbol during the Soviet days. Over eighteen billion of them were sold around the world class but of one of the most popular -- it is to. It's hard to imagine but this is the 2012. Model almost identical to the -- -- the debuted in 1980. The design was actually based -- -- 1960s Fiat but other than a couple changes over the years that it really do much with it. But there's a reason this car was so successful first it was really cheap to buy. And also really -- to fix which is good to get to fix that along. The cars dated design dubious their ability and poor performance made the butt of jokes every. How do you double the value of a lot of -- gas and today the classic lot of still has its faulty headlights metal bumper -- doors and a set of tires and that's about it. So under the hood you've got a one point seven -- Four cylinder engine that pumps at a whopping 73 horsepower and two of the top speed at ninety miles per hour and -- go zero to sixteen and seventeen seconds. The door for a bit tricky to -- -- the interior is that much better. So insider everything is pretty basic and it looks like something you might together the 1970s -- eighties and remlinger got. Plastic and metal sticking out those satellite navigation there's no air conditioning assignment radio. You -- get a cigarette lighter and a steering wheel but no power steering. What do you expect from a car that sells for about 8000 dollars. You still see plenty of them on the road in Russia today and customers are jumping for the last ones. This dealer received his last shipment of these lot of classic yesterday and he expects they'll be gone in -- week but there's still one important question. How does that -- collection. And the first what's the difference between a lot of panic golf ball he can drive a golf ball 200 yard -- and over. Here -- yet ABC news Moscow.

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