One of the many reasons we love Jay Leno's Garage is the depth of the comedian's collection and his appreciation for the unappreciated. Most men of his financial and social standing with even a passing interest in automobiles would occupy their driveways with six- and seven-figure high performance and luxury cars – they wouldn't even know what something like this 1966 Volga GAZ-21 is, let alone offer it a spot in their garage mahal.
Russian automotive manufacturer GAZ is being courted by a number of handsome suitors, according to Inside Line. While the company currently produces the Volga Siber at its Gorky Automobile plant, there's some indication that Daimler may want the facility to switch to building the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The move would kinda sorta be an all-in-the-family affair as the Siber is currently built off of the old Chrysler Sebring platform. With Chrysler out of Daimler's portfolio and Mercedes-Benz looki
1976 Volga GAZ-24 - Click above for high-res image gallery
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Yes, the car you see above is the Chrysler Sebring the new Volga Siber and I chose the image to illustrate the efforts of GAZ to become an important automaker. GAZ has bought 50 percent of the Italian diesel manufacturer VM Motori from its previous owner Penske Corporation. Who is the owner of the other half of the shares? GM. VM Motori is currently supplying diesel engines for Opel and Chevrolet, like the 2.0-liter diesels under certain European models. VM Motori is also working on the developm
Russian automaker GAZ (Gorky Automobile Plant) has abandoned plans to euthanize its production of Volga cars, announcing plans to refurbish them as 'historical products.'
The former Soviet car manufacturer's plants and available technology remains far from leading-edge, so buying underpinnings from other companies appears to be the most efficient way of building competitive new cars quickly.