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    Official: Fiat turns old Yugo factory into its most advanced plant

    Several years ago, we were surprised to discover that the Yugo was still being made. Sometimes dubbed the worst car in history, Serbian automaker Zastava continued producing the Yugo through 2008 when the last one rolled off the assembly line in Kragujevac after a twenty-year production run. That ...

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    Yugos: Awful cars, serviceable art

    The Yugofone and other interesting creations – Click above for image gallery
    Remember Jason Vuic's book about the rise and fall of Yugo? Apparently, the inspiration for it came from the fact that an artist was able to buy 39 Yugos for $92 each. Those Yugos were given to students at The ...

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    Book Review: The Yugo: The Rise and Fall of the Worst Car in History

    In 1985, just nine months before the Yugo came to America, Yugo America CEO Malcolm Bricklin and second in command Tony Ciminera toured the Zastava plant in Kragujevac, Yugoslavia. This is where the Yugo 45, the crazy-cheap car Americans would come to know, love and then loathe, would be built and ...

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    VIDEO: Turbocharged BMW-powered Yugo highboy has us reconsidering the GV

    Vprache BMW six-cylinder turbo Yugo in hoon mode – Click above to watch video
    In the beginning, there was a yellow Yugo GV. And when the folks at Vprache Racing cast their eyes over it, they thought it was missing something. So they gave it an 3.5-liter BMW inline six-cylinder transplant ...

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    Zastava builds the final Yugo

    "Cao, nema više" reads the piece paper affixed to the tailgate of the red Serbian hatchback, as a small throng of proud workers gathered around the car to bid it "Goodbye, no more" this week. After a 20-year run, the last Zastava Koral, #794,428, quietly made its way to the Zastava museum ...

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    Fiat buys Zastava to build new Topolino microcar

    If you told us a year ago that Fiat was going to sign a deal with the government of Serbia, we'd have laughed. But that was before the country announced that it was accepting tenders for investment in the state-owned automaker Zastava, makers of the famous Yugo (aka Skala 55). The process started ...

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    Volkswagen may bid on Yugo, um, we mean Zastava

    Click above for more pics of the Zastava Skala 55It was just the other day that we looked back at the automotive punchline that was the Yugo in America. In all actuality, though, the Serbian automaker Zastava that's currently for sale, has plenty to offer prospective buyers. This fact is evidenced ...

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    2008 Belgrade Auto Show: Zastava Skala 55 (a.k.a. the Yugo)

    Click above for more pics of the Zastava Skala 55The Easter holiday is a time of rebirth, and we can't think of a better automotive resurrection to celebrate than the Zastava Skala 55. Haven't heard of the Skala 55? Sure you have! It was sold here in the United States as the Yugo GV, and summarily ...

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    Wanna buy a Yugo? Serbian carmaker Zastava up for sale

    When the Yugo first arrived on our shores in 1985, it made headlines with its bargain basement $4,000 USD price tag. Of course, four large didn't buy you much of anything, except for a series of breakdowns and the laughter of virtually every motorist that easily passed you by. While the Yugo hasn't ...


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