They chose foreign cars.
To get a car in the Soviet Union was very difficult for most citizens is almost impossible. However, some individuals still managed to get in their use of the coveted cars from abroad. They include movie stars and singers that had sufficient merit, influence and funds to purchase such things. Here are a few of the cars of the stars with their complicated stories.
1. Vladimir Vysotsky
Machines at the people’s bard were many, including assorted cars. Really lived machine in the use of Vladimir Semenovich is not always “happily ever after”. Some he broke, because it was still a Scorcher. To cars the artist also helped wife Marina Vladi.
First foreign Vysotsky was a RENAULT 16TS. Following his car from abroad, which became a solid BMW 2500, which the artist brought from France in 1974. By the way, this is the first car model 7-series. It was completed with powerful engine of 2.5 liter 150 HP up To 100 km/h the car accelerates for 11 seconds, and top speed reached 196 km/h.
Later Vysotsky appeared Mercedes W116 350SE models with manual transmission. This car he bought in Munich. The machine also had a very powerful V8 3.5-liter engine at 200 HP a Little later, Vladimir Semenovich became the owner of a 450slc Mercedes 107 Kosova with an engine of 4.5-liter capacity 225 HP.
2. Andrei Mironov
Many people know that the popular Soviet actor Andrei Mironov had his own BMW, but few people know that without the hassle his wife’s machine could not receive the popular actor of theatre and cinema. It all started with the fact that Larisa Golubkina in 1985 literally attacked by letters to the Ministry of trade of the USSR statements and requests to pass on to her husband in the use of the existing car. However, then it was about some kind of Mercedes. This machine never went to the artist. Its got some senior military lawyer.
The foreign car Andrey Mironov found. It was a good 2-door “the Bavarian” – the BMW 3 series.
3. Alexander Inshakov
Knight of domestic cinema has always had a special weakness for cars and so quite often change them. First foreign Soviet star became WV 1600 Variant is a fairly simple car by the standards abroad. On European roads it was considered quite ordinary. But for the Soviet motorist of the car was a true miracle. Later, Alexander was able to purchase a coupe Mercedes 126 body.
It is noteworthy that the new machine inshakova were significantly modified by the tuners. Engaged in the car of the master of the German company Zender. They could make the interior of the car truly unique. Also the car received the actual kit improved the engine, suspension and new brakes. In 1995 for the film “Crusader” and Mercedes, which appeared in the frame – this is the car of the actor.
4. The Couple Mikhalkov
Sergei Mikhalkov – the father of the film Directors Nikita Mikhalkov and Andron Konchalovsky, a popular children’s writer and lyricist of Soviet and Russian hymns also loved cars. In 1982 he bought his first foreign car. It was a stylish Mercedes 280S 1974 release. The car had under the hood radnoy “six” M-110 with an output of 160 horsepower. To 100 km/h the car accelerates in 11.5 seconds.
As a young actor, Nikita Mikhalkov was able to afford a foreign car. It was in 1979. He bought myself a Mercedes W115 of the class of 1976. Incredibly stylish car at the time.
5. Alla Pugacheva and Co
Alla Pugacheva bought my first car in 1986. The choice of pop stars fell on Mercedes 230 edition 1979. In those days this car was considered incredibly luxurious. The singer took the sedan in the 123 rd the rear of the engine 109 HP up To 100 km/h the car accelerated for 13.7 seconds and can keep peak speed at 170 km/h.
By the way, the same car was still several famous Soviet personalities. Among them were singer Iosif Kobzon, film Director Eldar Ryazanov, actor Gennady Khazanov.
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