1968 ZAZ-965A Zaporozhets
Owner: Dmitriy Lezhnev (Лежнев Дмитрий)
Location: Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Year, Make, and Model: 1968 ZAZ-965A Zaporozhets
We received a Your Car reader submission from Dmitriy Lezhnev, in St. Petersburg, Russia, who wrote to us claiming that he used Google Translate to compose his email. We are grateful that he took the time to reach out and to translate his thoughts from Russian to English, because these photographs he took of his car are incredibly stunning
Dmitriy bought the little ZAZ-965A in 2006, the year it was least expensive, because he enjoyed the way it looked. This Soviet car was based on the Fiat 600 with some design elements of the Volkswagen Beetle, like the torsion bar front suspension and the air-cooled engine. Ever since he purchased the car, Dmitriy has been restoring it little by little, because there are few parts available and not enough time to dedicate to the car as he would like. On weekends in the summertime, he takes the car for long runs (about 2,300 kilometers) away from the city.
Dmitriy loves to photograph vintage cars—click here to see some of his other photography.
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