Essentially a FIAT 124, the model Lada 1200 was heavily modified.
Licensed by FIAT, Italy to Soviet automobile firm AvtoVAZ , the Lada had an outside shell of a FIAT 124 while the 1.2 litre engine was developed by NAMI (a Soviet firm that specialised in making various types of engines and amphibian vehicles for the military). Introduced to the public in 1970, these cars had aluminium brake drums, higher ground clearance, heavy gauge sheet metal to avoid faster corrosion, etc.
Several of the cars were exported to West Europe as well as to distant Cuba and Ethiopia, where the Soviets had a huge influence.
This scale model is a replica of the taxis that are still seen in today’s time in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's capital.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|- On plinth (platform base)|
|Brand||Soviet / Russia|
|Model Origin||U.S.S.R (Russia)|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||6 x 3 x 3|
|Color||Blue / White|