A couple of weeks ago we shared the trailer for a film about a very famous car from behind the Iron Curtain -- the Belgrade Phantom. However, it's been 20 years since the former Soviet Bloc began to disintegrate and frankly, much has changed. For instance, while a Porsche 911 might have been rarer than a UFO on the streets of Moscow in the 1980s, luxury cars of all stripes are essentially par for the course these days. In fact, some Muscovites take luxury sports cars to fantastic heights. Others, well, not so much.
And as happy as we are about the success of the free market in the former worker's paradise, we still have to say that we miss the old Commie cars. They had character. Style. Pizazz.