Soviet Cars From Behind the Iron Curtain

Photography Courtesy Road Show by CNET

Most automotive museums focus on a particular manufacturer, or have a collection of historically important, otherwise interesting cars. The Riga Museum in Riga, Latvia, however, houses a large collection of automobiles from the former USSR. Some highlights include Stalin's ZIS-155 armored car, a massive GAZ-13 "Chaika" sedan, a one-of-two ZIL-112 Sports, a SMZ S3A M microcar built for the disabled, and—of course—a Trabant P50.

Read more about the Riga Museum here.

So, do you think Soviet cars could become high-price collectables someday? 

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Jordan Rimpela
Jordan Rimpela HalfDork
2/25/20 8:53 p.m.

Tatras seem to be doing well value-wise. Whether or not they're lumped in with others from Soviet times is of course another story. 

JoeyM Mod Squad
2/26/20 3:51 p.m.

That purple Selve phaeton is really pretty

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