Do you like Ladas? I do, especially when they are tricked out to look extra sporty. I think it would be fun to have one here in the USA since I grew up in the shadow of the Cold War. I have checked into getting one here. They can be bought from people in Europe on eBay. Then you will pay probably $700 to have it shipped over. Then there's the paperwork. The car really needs to be over 20 years old so that it will be exempt from emission and safety regulations. I'm not the type shade-tree mechanic who could keep a 20 year old car running for very long, plus there's the problem of getting parts. I'll have to be content just looking at pictures of them.
A Lada story! Another MyOpera member (guess who!) and I rode all night with three other people, from Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, to Havana, in a Lada with a very troublesome engine. It was crowded in there, but the driver was hot! 😀 We made it OK, but at times during the night I did entertain the idea of having to hitchhike.
Some of the most interesting Ladas are found in Cuba. Here are links to over thirty nice pictures of them:
- Links originally posted on this Lada discussion board.
Anyway, have a look at the Cuban Lada links above. You will want one, too! 😀
Here are some Lada pics I took all by myself. All images are clickable for greater detail. Select "all sizes" after landing on the flickr page.