Saturday, November 7, 2015

1:43 Lada 2107

From my other blog, VreMax, is this entry on my 1:43 Lada 2107.



The Lada VAZ-2107 is a small-sized family car built by Russian car manufacturer AvtoVAZ, introduced in 1980s.

The production in Russia ended between 2010 and 2012, however, the Lada 2107 remains in production in Egypt.

It is the third best selling automobile platform after the Volkswagen Beetle and the Ford Model T and one of the longest production run platforms alongside the Volkswagen Beetle, the Hindustan Ambassador and the Volkswagen Type 2.
The Lada VAZ-2107 (as are other Lada Classic cars) is a small affordable RWD sedan, of which none are practically left in the world.  

The Lada 2107 also happens to be one of my all time favorite cars as it was one of the two cars I learned to drive in and the first car that I drove myself. 

The Lada 2107 is the deluxe version of the Lada 2105 itself an upgrade on the Lada 2101 based on the Fiat 124.


Even though it may be hard to believe from these first two pictures, this diecast model is what a proper diecast model should be...Front view.


I mean, of course, there are better and more detailed diecast models around, including those of Lada cars, but they tend to be bigger in scale. 

As regards, 1:43 diecasts, I have yet to see a better detailed and more functional (i.e. opening doors, hood, trunk) models...Side view. 


Back view.

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And this is why it is an example to most other 1:43 (or smaller) diecast models -- because everything opens! The hood opens...



And you can have a look at a pretty detailed motor.




The trunk opens as well...


On the right is where you put the spare.


Front doors open too...





... the back doors do too.



Everything opens!


You name it -- it opens!




 And closes as well... and even stays closed...just.



The underbelly is pretty detailed as well.


 I don't think it is "Made in USSR", they just probably used the old casts.


Internet pictures Lada 2107 gallery.















Well, what can you say? ... The most beautiful car in the world. Simple as.


To further prove my point, here are some more Lada 2107 photos from the Internet -- they are all AvtoVAZ promo photos formerly used to advertise the VAZ-2107 when it still was in production.



These are definitely after-market seats... could even be leather or something extracted in a process wherein animals are slightly harmed... but may be they don't care because it happens posthumously.











Black background? Check!



Louvers? Check! Love them. Extra removable fender-installed rear-view mirrors? Check!



More black background.


Sunroof? Check!


Shifter (almost) on the central console? Check! 



Electro-mechanical gauges? Check!


Nice tall seats integrating head rests? Check!


Foldable rear seat armrest? Check!



Plenty of luggage space? Check!


2 comments:

  1. Perfect diecast model! I love it

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    1. Well, it's a bit rough. also has build issues but as I say very functional for 1:43.
      It's made by Mossar / Agat / Tantal (Моссар / Агат / Тантал) since Soviet times.
      For example... http://agat-m.net/index.php?route=product/manufacturer/info&manufacturer_id=11

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