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UAZ Anniversary

September 18, 2011 in Uncategorized

A Brief(ish) History of UAZ

Prior to the Soviet automotive industry was non-existent. One #8220;auto manufacturer#8221; was the Waggon Works, located in Russo-Balt did not design their own instead they assembled from parts purchased Most notably, Russo-Balt a light truck through an with the Fiat Motor of Italy. The only other of vehicles in the Soviet Union 1930 was AMO, located in

The Avtomobilnoe Moskovskoe Obshchestvo or Moscow Automobile Society, was in 1917, just prior to the Until 1924, however, the only engaged in repair Then, AMO assembled trucks license through Fiat.

assembly at AMO in 1927.

70 Years of UAZ

On 17, 2011, the city of Ulyanovsk the 70th anniversary of UAZ. In the of the city, on Lenin Square, was a display of UAZ products and various festivities. Except for the UAZ-469, all of the models of UAZ vehicles were in the display.

There was a ZIS-5 from the period of the Second World or Great Patriotic War as it is known in

Sitting in a ZIS-5. Life is in Ulyanovsk.

The example of the UAZ-452 was and equipped for one of its more common an ambulance.

Despite the side of the saying, Quick Medical these vehicles always at a snail#039;s pace.

Of the modern, civilian models, the and UAZ-Pickup were present.

Inside, the UAZ-Pickup was a comfortable and well-equipped vehicle, even it lacked a radio.

Heat, AC, and a cigarette lighter – Sadly there was no radio, or to hide where it should go.

It appears to be a promising off-road It comes with a 5-speed transmission. Showing its true off it has a selection of 2-wheel and 4-wheel options usually only on true off-road vehicles as Jeeps, Land Rovers, Rovers, and the Mercedes G-Klasse.

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