Zhiguli, Samara, Kalina and Niva – all these Lada have been known for a long time and have become boring in the traffic flow. However, sometimes various bold experimental designs appeared in Togliatti.
Some of them are still alive – they are still driven, and advertisements for their sale regularly appear on specialized sites. In this article, we will consider several rare and unusual Lada models that can be found on the secondary market.
The 90s in our country are a time of all kinds of experiments. So the “dozen” of VAZ 2110 that appeared at that time had a huge number of different small-scale interesting models. For example, the “charged” version 21106 with a 16-valve C20NE engine from Opel, as well as a German five-speed gearbox.
This 150-horsepower unit with 200 Nm of torque allowed the top ten to gain a hundred from a standstill in 9.5 seconds. and reach a maximum speed of 205 km / h. It may seem modest, but if you recall the characteristics of standard VAZ engines, the difference is more than noticeable.
“One hundred and sixth”, in addition to the power unit, was also distinguished by the original factory body kit with other bumpers and extended arches. Over the entire period, only a few hundred copies were built. Today, “live” cars can be found at a price of 350,000 rubles.
The first serial electric car from AvtoVAZ is a real exclusive: only about a hundred copies were produced for all the time. On a single charge, the electric Kalina is able to overcome about 150-200 km in the warm season, which, by today’s standards, is rather modest.
In the cold season, this distance is significantly reduced due to a drop in battery capacity with a nominal reserve of 23 kWh. At the same time, the average price tag for such a model in the secondary market is at least 1 million rubles.
Many experimental models were created on the basis of one of the most successful cars from Togliatti – “Niva”. For example, “Handicap” is one of the timid attempts to “refine” the Spartan SUV.
There are not so many external differences here – doors extended by 30 cm to improve boarding and disembarkation of passengers, and a raised rear part of the roof so that the ceiling “does not press”. Inside, there are front luxury seats with three adjustments, as well as a more comfortable rear sofa.
Optionally, such benefits of civilization as air conditioning, power steering, as well as an indispensable attribute of a really cool jeep – “kenguryatnik”, were installed on the Forum. The standard equipment of the car even included an automatic fire extinguishing system.
A rare variety of “Niva” today can be purchased relatively inexpensively. For example, a copy of the year 2000 will cost about 150,000 rubles.
By far one of the strangest variations of the top ten is Consul. The car is a limousine, which was obtained by increasing the length of the standard sedan body by 650 millimeters.
Inside – the real chic of the late 90s. Fenced off passenger compartment with two separate seats, leather interior, built-in bar, refrigerator and even a VCR! At the same time, this miracle was set in motion by a standard VAZ 1.5-liter engine with a capacity of 92 hp.
The price tag for this really rare and unique car is quite humane (but it is extremely difficult to find such cars on sale). Not so long ago, one copy was put up for sale in the Novosibirsk region at a price of 330,000 rubles.
Tarzan is a joint development of AvtoVAZ and Decon. We can say that this is the very first real domestic coupe-crossover – the car was a hybrid of a nine and a Niva. From the first got the body and interior, from the second – the chassis and the power unit.
In total, about 2,500 thousand copies of such machines were produced, and today it will be very problematic to find something cheaper than 350-400 thousand. At the same time, the Tarzan did not become a museum – most of these machines are still used by their owners as usual.
Unlike other models, the first domestic minivan “Nadezhda” was quite serially produced at the pilot production of AvtoVAZ for eight whole years – from 1998 to 2006. For the entire period, about 8,000 copies were made.
The manufacturer had big plans for the model. In addition to the minivan itself, modifications of a delivery van, a pickup truck and even an office on wheels were proposed. However, an outdated and not very successful design, as well as low demand, eventually buried a promising development.
A fairly large number of these cars can be found on sale today. The average price tag will be in the range of 50-200 thousand rubles, depending on the condition.
The convertible on the basis of the three-door “eight” was created in 1990 in Belgium, by the efforts of a local dealer and specialists from Togliatti. A four-seater car with a folding fabric top, as well as original bumpers and decor, was originally intended for sophisticated European consumers.
In total, about 500 copies of Lada Natasha were produced, and today it is a real gem for lovers of domestic exoticism. True, the price tag is quite democratic: in a tolerable condition, such a car can be found for about 200-250 thousand rubles.