Cold-War Era Russian Boat for Sale on eBay

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Outside of Natalia Vodianova, our knowledge of Russian exports starts with Stolichnaya and ends with us trying our Yacoff Smirnoff impression on a pair of late-night beat cops. But this Cold-War era Tupolev Russian ground-effect boat, which sports a nine-cylinder, 365hp radial engine, may be worth broadening our horizons for. Despite — or perhaps because of — its six-figure price tag (and that it has no wheels), the gullwing beast — which once patrolled the coasts of Mother Russia for US subs and wayward whales — would be equally handy for wooing supermodels in Miami as for daily commutation from a private Bahamian island. [Thanks to Martin O. for the tip.]

1979 Tupolev N007 Gullwing Russian Patrol craft very rare [eBay]

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