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Looks like a 1970s Russian vehicle.
A guy wrote in to Tom McCahill's column in Mechanix Illustrated back in the day. He said that he had a Rambler American that would do 100 mph, strictly stock. McCahill replied, "You must have a hell of a long hill." My high school girlfriend was given one of those by her dad for her sixteenth birthday. That would have been in '58. It wasn't much, but it beat my '50 Studebaker.
Circa 1958 a great aunt had one with an automatic transmission. Had a different way of starting the engine and engaging the transmission. Can't remember what (fog of time) but I had difficulty driving it. Ride was nice by the standards of the day.
I'd think those enclosed wheel-wells would scrape the tires when turning, at least for the front.
yep, really large turning radius
Comes with a free supply of bow ties.
The thing I like most about them is some of the tail light assemblies are the same as my 1958 Alfa Romeo Gulietta Spider.
My last name is Nash but most people hear it as Mash. I used to be able to say "Nash...just like the old car." and most people would get it. Not anymore. Now I have to say "Nash...you know, like Nash Bridges." Unfortunately, fewer and fewer people get THAT reference anymore. I'm gonna have to say "Nash. Beginning with N for Nancy." or something.