This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition
, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot
. Today we're heading back to Toronto, a city that's given us all manner of interesting old iron in the past, from the Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Super 1600
to just about everything else
. Twilight Sentinel
has found one of the rarest machines of them all, a Gorbachev-grade '87 GAZ Tchaika 14… and it's for sale! Jump away to learn more.
First, we need to get in the right mood to appreciate this fine automobile. A little music, comrades?
A while back, I was running errands in Toronto's west end. As I approached a stoplight, I swore I saw the distinct profile of a Russian limousine among the crossing traffic. It was long gone by the time I got there. A week later, I saw it again and collected these shots. OK, so I only have 5 photos. I was rushing, my camera battery was dying, but damn, just LOOK at this thing. How thoughtful of the owner to include a little background info via window sticker. Glasnost indeed! Photographed on Parkside Drive in Toronto. Imagine, if you will, the conversations that once took place in the back seat. Here's a link to where the car is for sale. Hopefully you find this interesting
What do you think about that $27,500 (Canadian) price tag? Maybe we need a Down On The Crack Pipe Bonus poll!