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Zvezda 1/35 Soviet car GAZ M1 # 3634 - Plastic Model Kit
Zvezda 1/35 Soviet car GAZ M1 # 3634 - Plastic Model Kit
Zvezda 1/35 Soviet car GAZ M1 # 3634 - Plastic Model Kit
Zvezda 1/35 Soviet car GAZ M1 # 3634 - Plastic Model Kit
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Zvezda 1/35 Soviet car GAZ M1 # 3634 - Plastic Model Kit

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Zvezda 1/35 Soviet car GAZ M1 # 3634 - Plastic Model Kit

The GAZ-M1 was made possible when the Ford Motor Company signed a 10 year technology sharing agreement with the Soviet Union in 1932. Gorky started production of the Ford Model-A as the Gaz-A, but the Soviets wanted a more modern and durable vehicle, so they bought production rights to the Ford 1934 Model B 40A in 1935. This was a much improved vehicle, with all metal construction of the frame and body, a more powerful engine (initially a Ford V-8 40 and later a Chrysler Flathead I6), and a sleeker design, in the GAZ-M1. The Soviets introduced enough changes to the design, over time, that the GAZ-M1 is considered a separate model vehicle. 62,888 were produced from 1936 to 1943, and although parts production ceased in 1941, there were enough in stock to keep building the vehicle until 1943. During wartime they were most often used as staff cars for officers and government officials. During peacetime, both before and after WWII, they were the ubiquitous taxi of the Soviet Union, especially in Moscow. The vehicle holds a special place in the hearts of many Russian auto enthusiasts. Many are now in the hands of collectors.


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