While there is no shortage of Moskvich/IZh 412s floating around in Russia, one of these compact sedans are an unthinkably rare sight in the US. The seller of this 412 claims it is the only privately owned example of the vehicle in the entire country—a wild claim which we completely believe.
We love seeing those old cars from Detroit (and Moscow) down on the Cuban street, but did you ever wonder what they're worth to the owners? Courtesy of the Gray Lady, we've discovered the "Cuban Craigslist."
While the Beetle, Ambassador, Mini, and 2CV each enjoyed more than four decades of production in pretty much their original form, we mustn't overlook the other long-term survivors of the automotive world.
57Sweptside loves junkyards, and not just the ones in his native Southwest. He's found for us this collection of photos shot in a Russian yard packed full of Volgas, Moskviches, and even Tchaikas.
Have we ever mentioned that we love English Russia? It's like they knew we were going to review Cars Of The Soviet Union and put up this collection of vintage Soviet racing photos for us!
Whether you're wrenching on a flying Spitfire or a leaking Spitfire, Haynes has a shop manual for you. Very useful, but hardly the sort of thing you'd keep on your coffee table.
I'd planned to review this totally addictive book today, but I haven't yet got permission to use the photos. But, dammit, racing Moskviches are cool, so we need some kind of vintage Soviet car fix!