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Old 4th September 2010, 23:16   #1
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Default Please help in identifying? EDIT : It's a Russian GAZ !

Saw this at a used car dealer in mysore near our hospital.. even the sales man had not much idea about it, few points he told me
  • is a 1942 model
  • made in russsia!!
  • had come with a handle start(was later modified to auto start by owner)

apparently this beauty has been bought by someone in Bangalore and will be delivered soon

please share any other information you have about this beauty

sorry could not put titles to photos...so like this....mods please help

Pic 1 disabled starter mechanism
Pic 2- 2 wheel drive!!!!!!
Pic 4 Interior Pics
Pic 5 seen this gear knob somewhere!! dont remember where
Pic 7&8 Centrally mounted fuel tank!

P.S. please excuse me for poor quality phone cam photos
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Old 5th September 2010, 00:02   #2
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Seems like GAZ 69 (1953-55) a.k.a UAZ69 (1954-72) but windshield & indicators on the front wheel bumpers are different.
Also it was produced between 1953-72 unders different names as mentioned above & not in 1942 as told by the salesman. Interestingly it was also built as 4x4.
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Engine GAZ-69
For­mula 4 cylin­der gaso­line
Dis­place­ment 2,12 liters
Per­fo­mance 55hp @3600 rpm
Com­pres­sion ratio 6.2:1
Gear­box 3+1
Fuel tank 48 liters
Fuel type A-72
Fuel con­sump­tion 14 liters/100 km @ 40 km/h
Top speed 90 km/h
Mea­sures
Lenght 3850 mm
Width 1850 mm
Height 2030 mm
Wheel base 2300 mm
Track width 1440 mm
Ground clear­ance 210 mm
Turn­ing radius 6000/6500 mm cerb/walls
Tyre size 6,50–16
Weights
Curb weight 1525 kg
Max pay­load 500 kg
Max trailer weight 850 kg

SOURCE: GAZ-69 Old Russian Cars
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As sonu said, the vehicle's a GAZ, a Russian Jeep (kind of)

There are quite a few surviving in India. 'would be interesting to know how they all made it here.
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As sonu said, the vehicle's a GAZ, a Russian Jeep (kind of)

There are quite a few surviving in India. 'would be interesting to know how they all made it here.
yes it indeed is the russian ATV -GAZ .It was imported in good numbers in the 70's by the Soviet cultural centres and for soviet assisted projects .there are few in Kerala also
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The windscreen is a custom fab job must have bee the result of original windscreen glass breakage at some point.

Other than that it looks quiet immaculate and original...love the littler round red badge with the hammer and sickle
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Yes it looks like GAZ Russian cars, my friend have one in Hyderabad.
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Yes it looks like GAZ Russian cars, my friend have one in Hyderabad.
Incidentally, I used to see one often at the Ramanthapur/Amberpet area, painted maroon then.
Later it disappeared from there and I saw it again one day, on the road in the same area, painted in a different colour, used for some political campaign.
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Stanher, my friend's Gaz is some where near Bahadurpura, his friend is a mechanic and has workshop, it was lying there. He got this car from some district and have problem with engine. I don't know much details about it. What you are telling Maroon may be some other Gaz I am not aware of.
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This thread has got me digging more into Russian cars & here are some really interesting pics.
A GAZ pulling a Land Rover out of snow ditch
I also wonder how that "small red car" in the middle will survive in 4x4 terrain?!?
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SOURCE: Gaz 69 Rocking in a Russian 4x4
(This link will interest 4x4 enthusiasts)

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yes it is gaz 69, I have two gaz 69 restored all orignal except engine and gear box, apart from gaz 69 i have uaz452 van 4x4, and four uaz 469. so finally i have gaz 69 qty2,uaz 452 van qty 1 and uaz 469 qty 4 total 7.
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@Jeepville: Pls do include my name in your WILL. Wow simply wow.
White GAZ looks awesoem & I was just imagining how it'll look in the snow-caped surroundings.

Pls pls pls.., Can we have pics of your full garage?

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@Jeepville,
Please start a dedicated thread on your beloved machines.
We all would love to know more about the GAZs.
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the small red car between the monsters looks like fiat 126p because we used to have one of the fiats in 90s wonder where the fiats vanished
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As sonu said, the vehicle's a GAZ, a Russian Jeep (kind of)

There are quite a few surviving in India. 'would be interesting to know how they all made it here.
Dear Mr Stanher....you are right. Quite a few of the GAZ 69's were gifted by the USSR Army to India. 2 upmarket versions were given to the then President and PM. 1 remained in the Presidents estate and another was sent by the then PM - Pt Jawaharlal Nehru at the inauguration of the Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad. in 1977 - my Dad a IFS Officer was posted as the Director of the NZP and this became his Official Vehicle. I was a Class 6 student then and my Dad was posted here for 4 years and we had full and complete use of this vehicle before being replaced by the just released M&M CJ500DP-101. This car of course in the next few years was condemned and sold as scrap.

But I remember this vehicle very well, with its very powerful engine, pneumatic wipers, powerful lights, mech brakes, pedal push starter etc and Lefthand drive.
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