Soviet Luxury Car GAZ-13 «Chaika» (1959)

Soviet Luxury Car GAZ-13 «Chaika» (1959)
«Soviet Luxury Car GAZ-13 «Chaika» (1959)»

Front corner view of the famous Soviet luxury car GAZ-13 «Chaika», shining with chrome parts under glass roof of GUM building on late August evening. It is a 1959 model. The marvelous «Chaika», which translates as seagull (whose shape can be recognized on the front of the car), was frequently used for military parades, as an official car for Soviet leaders and a number of these cars were ordered by KGB authorities.

Introduced on January 16, 1959, the production of «Chaika» cars run until 1980 was 3179 units, which included 20 paramedic versions and 8 cabriolets GAZ-13B.

Technical Features:

  • Engine – 8 cylinders / 5,5 liters
  • Power – 195 horsepower
  • Speed – 160 km/h

More photos of this car: Marvelous «Chaika» in GUM.

Collection of classic Soviet cars in GUM by Gorkyclassic project.

Photo #118 taken on August 28, 2014 during Moscow night tour with my Dear client from USA, Cecilia Choy.

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