In two thousand and nine, a man from Dagestan purchased a 1967 Soviet GAZ-21. At that time it was quite an ordinary old “Volga”, but the newly made owner decided to modify the car, turning it into a full-fledged limousine.
According to the man, he dreamed of his own “Volga” since his school years. However, the car he bought for a “dream” frankly did not pull, because it was in a terrible state.
To begin with, it was decided to restore the purchased GAZ-21, but already on the second day of repair work, the new owner came up with the idea to turn the original car into a real limousine.
To implement the plan, the car was cut in half in order to lengthen the original body. The complexity of this procedure was that the original model had a semi-frame structure, which means that during lengthening it was also necessary to increase the rigidity of the structure in the places of the greatest deformations and stresses.
As a result, the original Volga body was immediately stretched by 90 centimeters, while the owner did not change anything in the appearance of the Soviet car, limiting himself only to installing massive thresholds. The latter made it possible to impart greater rigidity to the elongated body.
A sunroof appeared on the roof of the car, adding a little natural light to the cabin and allowing it to slightly improve its ventilation. Another touch of the project was the installation of modern wheels, which draw attention to themselves with large chrome hubcaps.
The interior of the stretched “Volga” is trimmed with beige leather. The front row is here separated from the rear by a partition with a viewing window and an impressive speaker. Apparently, the latter is connected to the head unit and, if necessary, can be used to communicate with the driver.
In the passenger section, the standard rear sofa was turned 180 degrees, and comfortable chairs were installed opposite it, separated by a high console with an armrest. The latter has a ventilation and heating system, plus a “Volgovskih” clock is installed in it.
There are no special amenities (like a refrigerator or separate screens of the multimedia system) for passengers in the back, although there are pink curtains on the windows. Since the elongated GAZ-21 has noticeably gained in weight, it was decided to replace the original engine with a 2.9-liter UMZ-4216 engine with a capacity of 90 hp. from the GAZelle.
Registering such an unusual “Volga” in the traffic police was not easy. The owner had to collect a lot of documents and even run around the courts, after which he was finally given new numbers. It is interesting that the man is not going to stop there, which means that in the future the limousine will continue to be refined.