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GAZ 13 Chaika

GAZ 13 Chaika

GAZ 13 Chaika by alitta2
GAZ 13 Chaika by alitta2


I was inactive since january because of the so called exam period, but now I'm back with this picture. However, I've been too optimistic again, because this semester at my college is going to be even harder than before (many home-written essays, just to mention) so I'll probably submit new ones rarely.

About the car: the GAZ 13, also known simply as Chaika was the main luxury car that was used by prominent personalities (high-rank officers) of the USSR and other countries of Eastern bloc. The car was produced between 1959-1981, and 3179 cars were built totally. The Chaika's body was inspired by Packard models of the fifties (an interesting fact that the majority of the Soviet-made luxury cars were copies of American-made cars). It was powered by a 5.5 litre V8, that could produce 195 HP. Most of the cars were painted black, but a few dozen of it were white. The model ZIL-111, that was available only for the members of Politburo (Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union), was a modified Chaika in a proper sense.

Hope you like it :)

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TeeJay87 on May 27, 2015, 11:08:53 AM

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TeeJay87Looks lovely with all the details and background. :)

Just I can't figure out the license plate - there are symbols written "55 64 LOKH" , which would mean the car was registered in district with capital city name beginning with "L". The problem is I can't recall any city in Russia with such name... ^^;

alitta2 on June 1, 2015, 5:58:29 PM

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alitta2Thanks much! :)
Well, it is for sure that I used a reference for it, but unfortunately I can't recall at the moment where I did see that. 
Anyway, it is the one from the 1980 series, so viewing this fact, it may happen that the original one was registered in a today-Ukranian city beginning with L, like Lugansk, Lviv or Lutsk.
Or, the most probable that it was registered in Saint Petersburg, as it was called as Leningrad until 1991 :) 

TeeJay87 on June 2, 2015, 12:20:30 AM

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TeeJay87I'd pick Leningrad, since it used to be a district since Czar's times.

alitta2 on June 4, 2015, 2:12:59 PM

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alitta2Yeah, I think it is the most probable as well

Saltwater on May 25, 2015, 1:21:22 PM

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SaltwaterWell done!
Nice effect of the windows.

alitta2 on June 1, 2015, 5:46:39 PM

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alitta2Thanks much ;)

WH2007 on February 12, 2012, 9:25:18 PM

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WH2007Great depiction of a classic Chaika! The Red Square view in the background is very nice and it's got an interesting blur effect.

This car is pretty nostalgic to me bacause when I was a kid I've recieved a russian Chaika model from my father as a B-Day gift.

alitta2 on February 13, 2012, 2:41:46 AM

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alitta2Thanks much :) You know, I collect the magazine "Retrocars from the Eastern Bloc" (that contains also an 1:43 model of the given type of the car) and one of the publications was about the Chaika, so the idea came from there.

WH2007 on February 13, 2012, 3:22:02 PM

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WH2007We've got the same 1:43 series here: I don't collect them because there is so much of them and they are pretty expensive. I've only got two 1:43 models from other collections - 1989 Trabant 601 and 1999 Ford Crown Victoria :)

alitta2 on February 14, 2012, 6:49:56 AM

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alitta2Yeah, I know the Polish series well, there's a forum on a Hungarian site that compares the Hungarian and Polish editions of the magazine.
However I still don't get why there are models such as Citroen Traction Avant or Ford Taunus in the Polish series. Had ever been produced any of them in Poland?

WH2007 on February 14, 2012, 3:06:27 PM

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WH2007Citroen cars were used by Secret Police in the early 1950's anl later was replaced by Volgas.

Other foreign cars were popular because they were imported sold for dollars. Some people had dollars, either because some illegal actions or simply by having some family members in West. The government wanted to get hold of all of the foreign money so they set up a chain of Pewex an Baltona shops which sold western goods, and even cars for dollars, to get the money from people. A lot of cars were sold that way: Daihatsu Charade, Ford Escort, Taunus, Toyota Corolla, Nissan Sunny etc.

Falconlobo on February 12, 2012, 5:36:41 AM

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Falconloboawesome scenery

alitta2 on February 13, 2012, 2:31:57 AM

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Falconlobo on February 13, 2012, 6:56:19 AM

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Falconlobono problem