By the birth car “Volga” GAZ-24 thanks to GAZ-21. It already to the end of 60th morally became antiquated and not written into those tendencies of which the whole world aimed. And there was it, wonderful and majestic, at the same time simple and reliable. As an old true friend. Step from GAZ-21 to to GAZ-24 was not so much revolutionary how many evolutional. And if a car changed a form cardinally, the general chart of car remained previous. That arrangement, those knots and aggregates. But many parts remained identical. Moreover principle of evolution was expressly looked over in everything. For example motor of Volga GAZ-24 – ZMZ-24D appears a difficult evolution and development of engine of ZMZ-21. So he other, but there are general lines and details in them. That chart, that distance between cylinders, that cooling et cetera. Then in 60 when “Volga” was developed GAS-24 power of cars of foreign producers grew from year to year. Americans to the end of 60th stepped over barrier in 200 horse forces. In Europe and Soviet Union all was far more modest. So designers so carried with an evolution, that not able to prepare a deserving motor for Volga. The prototype of V6 so lies for today in a GAS museum. A sour (though forced) motor was inherited frankly a car Volga from GAZ-21 Volga. Even after measurements at one time he was low-powered. Possibly looks to of that time post-war depressed Europe were some displaced priorities. However much it interferes with him to be on a conveyer already over 40 years (not counting GAZ-21 Volga) and passing the whole series of modernizations to appear in appearance ZMZ-402 and UMZ-421 (although the second evolved directly from ZMZ-21). So despite all its conservatism in technical terms – drum brakes, outdated engine (already at the time of release GAZ-24), lock rear axle, spring rear suspension, the car as a whole in a comfortable, fast and stable. However, the conservatism of its creators lamented his fate be barging. Be barge totalitarian soviet regime. In the absence of competition and lack of freely be purchased vehicle was warmly loved, loved for its comfort, by design, but not by technical perfection. Even then, the Volga entrenched stamp “eater of petrol”. Ordinary people the car was only available as a car-taxi. Focusing on centralized services at stations led to difficulties and high labor repair some components and assemblies. It is extremely difficult repair front suspension, rear axle, engine compared to more “proletarian” cars of the USSR. Yes Volga still afraid to non-specialized stations on it. A further stagnation and 16 years on the line intact. In 1986, the year cosmetic changes and the same flaws – drum brakes front and rear, weak voracious motor, spring rear suspension, spare wheel on the boot floor. And if in 1970 it was conservatism, in 1986 it was already a gap of 16 years. But no matter what the Volga owners love this car. For beautiful body lines Volga per soft ride and a large capacity and spirit of the era. This is a classic ….
Volga GAZ-24 USSR mid-size comfortable sedan