Recently, a very interesting project based on the GAZ-24 was put up for sale in Novosibirsk. It can be characterized as follows: “The grandfather of the KGB officer gave his grandson his Volga. What did he do to her. “
Why is the grandfather a KGB officer? The description in the announcement of the sale of this car says that this “Volga” is not at all simple, but special – modifications 24-24. The so-called “catch-up” is a legendary version for special services, in which a V8 from the “Chaika” is installed in the place of the standard power unit. The upgraded 5.5-liter ZMZ-2424 engine produces 195 hp here.
Although it is unlikely, of course, we are dealing with the original special version of the “Volga” – this is suspiciously indicated by 100 hp. on PTS, as well as a “poker” of a manual transmission in the cabin (instead of the selector of a three-stage automatic transmission set for this car). Nevertheless, a swap engine from the “Chaika” is at least unusual, and still some tribute to the history of our car industry, so it is set off.
Well, ok, let’s say that this is a unique original. Then, according to this legend, the car goes to the grandson of our Major Thunder. And the grandson is a fan of the films “Bullitt” and “Fast and the Furious”. He decides to turn his grandfather’s old, albeit suspiciously fast, car into a ferocious muscle car.
He carries out a fairly high-quality operation to transform the Gorky sedan into a swift two-door coupe. And not only by welding the rear doors and moving the B-pillar, but also by lowering the roofline. The grandson had to fork out a lot, at least for the manufacture of completely new side windows.
Grandfather’s sagging velor seats and faded chrome window handles were sent to the trash heap and replaced with elegant leather chairs and automatic electrics. In addition, additional instruments have appeared in the cabin – of course, with blue backlighting.
But our grandson did not stop at the appearance. After the 25th revision of the first part of “Fast and the Furious”, he decided to add even more coolness to his Tchaikovsky motor, which was not without a certain ferocity without it. First, he installed a dynamic air blower protruding from under the hood, as well as two tailpipes. But even this was not enough for him – and, oh gods, nitrous oxide was added to the car!
By the way, it is curious that in 2017 this “Volga” was sold in Rostov-on-Don at a price of 500 thousand rubles. And now she is in Novosibirsk and is offered for 1 million! Apparently, the second grandson of the KGB officer appreciated this car much better.