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ZAZ-965A Zabrosh (Moskowich)
ZAZ-965A Zabrosh (Moskowich)

Published 01/12-2012
Updated 30/11-2009 08:11

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In St Petersburg, Russia James Bond meets his CIA contact Jack Wade at the airport. Wade's preferred vehicle of transportation is a ZAZ-965A. That car has never let him down, he claims. But of course it does. But with a screwdriver, a wrench and a sledgehammer the stalled car is restarted.

This car of Soviet, was in the West believed to be a copy of the Fiat 600, but claims to be developed as a cooperation between ZAZ (Zaporizky Avtomobilny Zavod) and Moskvitch based upon the Moskvitch-444. The car was designed and considered the Volkswagen of USSR. In Soviet it had several nicknames: Hunchback or Ladybird. Both referring to the cars bumpy shape.

Of course as a peoples car, jokes was made, like: the engine used to be the starter in Soviet tanks.

 The ZAZ-965A was produced between 1962 and 1969. It's predecessor the ZAZ-965 was produced between 1960 and 1963. The only difference between the two models is the engine: The 965 had a MeMZ-965 of 26 hp and the 965A a MeMZ-966 of 27 hp.

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007 relation

Goldeneye (1995)

  • Allieds/friends vehicle
  • Vehicle Bond is passenger in

Technical data

  • Manufacturer: Zaporizky Avtomobilny Zavod, Ukraine
  • Model: ZAZ-965A
  • Year: 1962-1969
  • Engine: MeMZ-966, OHCV 887 cc V4 aircooled, rear mounted, rear wheel drive
  • Power: 27 hp @ 4.000 rpm
  • Transmission: 4 speed manual
  • Suspension: Front - independent torsion, rear - spring
  • Length: 3,33 m
  • Width: 1,39 m
  • Height: 1,45 m
  • Weight: 650 kg
  • Max. speed:90 km/h
  • Colour: Blue
  • Number plate: X 3018 ∧

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