The Volga M21 was dispatched in 1956 as a successor to the prominent M20 Pobeba model, and in genuine Russian style an all-new body plan dressed well known mechanicals. Otherwise called the GAZ M21 Volga, it was considered by numerous to be the primary Soviet auto to contrast positively and Western guidelines of innovation and assemble quality. Under the skin, a number of the parts were persisted from the M20, whose componentry had been ended up being to a great degree dependable in administration. The main autos, which got to be referred to reflectively as the Series 1, utilized the M20 side-valve motor extended to 2432cc.
The early forms were furnished with a fairly surprising lubing framework; by discouraging an uncommonly composed pedal from inside of the lodge, the driver could oil the suspensions and different parts. Be that as it may, there was one noteworthy downside – especially for different drivers as any abundance oil would be poured straightforwardly onto the street.
Worked from 1mm thick steel, the M21 was an overwhelming monster that felt strong and, when completed in dark duco, looked rather vile. Be that as it may, maybe such previously established inclinations are the consequence of observing an excess of icy war thrillers, as the M21 Volga was mainstream as a KGB cantina, the last assortment being uniquely fitted with V8 motors from the processing plant (these motors being sourced from the “Tchaika” limousines).
Usually however the M21 was fitted with a 4 chamber OHV motor making 70 bhp, and with all that weight to bear it didn’t make the auto an especially spriteful entertainer. A sluggish top rate of 130 km/h could be accomplished for those with persistence, and the capacity to locate a suitable stretch of street.
|body type||4/5 seater sedan/saloon|
|number of doors||4|
|DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTS|
|kerb weight||1422 kg||3135 lb|
|engine type||naturally aspirated petrol|
(149.203 cu in)
|bore × stroke||92 × 92 mm
3.62 × 3.62 in
|overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
|maximum power output||81 PS (80 bhp) (60 kW)
at 4000 rpm
|specific output||32.7 bhp/litre
0.54 bhp/cu in
|maximum torque||176 Nm (130 ft·lb) (17.9 kgm)|
|specific torque||71.98 Nm/litre
|bmep (brake mean effective pressure)||904.6 kPa (131.2 psi)|
|unitary capacity||611.25 cc|
|power-to-weight ratio||57.04 PS/g
|weight-to-power ratio||23.84 kg/kW
|drive wheels||rear wheel drive|
|steering||worm & roller|
|turning circle||12.50 m|
|gearbox||3 speed automatic|
|top gear ratio||1|
|final drive ratio||3.78|
Gaz M-21 Volga 1956 Design Interior Exterior Car