Toronto Resident Rides Like A Politburo Big Chief In His GAZ Tchaika 14This 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.

Toronto Resident Rides Like A Politburo Big Chief In His GAZ Tchaika 14

Toronto Resident Rides Like A Politburo Big Chief In His GAZ Tchaika 14

Toronto Resident Rides Like A Politburo Big Chief In His GAZ Tchaika 14

Toronto Resident Rides Like A Politburo Big Chief In His GAZ Tchaika 14

Toronto Resident Rides Like A Politburo Big Chief In His GAZ Tchaika 14


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!

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