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User currently offlineMD90fan From Bahamas, joined Jul 2005, 2931 posts, RR: 7
Posted (7 years 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2570 times:

Volga is known mostly for small Soviet-era sedans used by the KGB and as limos for the communist party central committee members – a little less so for customized German luxury cars. But in a revolution against Western propaganda, the Russian automaker has unveiled its second coachbuilt BMW.

The Volga V8 roadster starts life as a BMW 650i cabriolet before being treated to custom body panels to give the car 60's retro styling in tribute to the (charismatically-named) Volga GA3-21P. Aside from the bodywork, the car's mechanicals seem to carry over from the stock BMW, which is probably a smart move.

The V8 Roadster follows the path of the V12 Coupe, based on the BMW 850 CSi, which was built in 2001 as a throwback to the Volga GA3-219 (with a 9, the roadster has a P).

Not much additional information is available on the cars, unless you're fluent in Russian, but follow the jump to find a full gallery of images.

Volga may be in danger of folding, but not before joining Fisker in crafting an exclusive coachbuilt BMW.



I think the Russians are pretty creative  yes   drunk 

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User currently offlineMd11fan From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 111 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2537 times:

dank!!!!!.... it looks sick

User currently offlinePiercey From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 2233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2520 times:

Where do I sign up for export  yes 

piercey in CLE  Sad

Well I believe it all is coming to an end. Oh well, I guess we are gonna pretend.
User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3067 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2507 times:

"Thatz str8 mafuckin P...I...M...P"

Really though, that car looks fantastic. However, I have never been a fan of the 6 series interior/dash. I think the 6 series is the only example for when I would take a Merc over a Bimmer.

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User currently offlineSWISSER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 day ago) and read 2465 times:

The trunk is a big improvement over the 6!
Cool idea!

User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9564 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 day ago) and read 2424 times:

Awesome car!!!! Thanks for the link MD90 Big grin


User currently offlineBaylorAirBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (7 years 23 hours ago) and read 2410 times:

Looks like a T-bird to me.


I'm just skipping stones...
User currently offlineWaterpolodan From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1649 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (7 years 23 hours ago) and read 2389 times:

The rear looks like a Ferrari 250 GT Spyder crossed with an older Rolls convertible, the side looks like a modern Ford Thunderbird, the front looks like a hotrod version of an old Chevy pickup, and the wheels look like they came from a late-90's impala in a rap video. These elements just don't work together for me, particularly the wheels. I think the 6 series in its stock form is vastly more attractive.

User currently offlineSoyuzavia From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 594 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 22 hours ago) and read 2369 times:

This is a single one only built by Pemespiba, a group of car enthusiasts (coachbuilders) in Moscow. It isn't made by GAZ, which is the company which produces the Volga. Also, GA3-21P above should be GAZ-21P - the Russian Z looks like the number 3. And the GAZ Volga line is in no danger of folding as stated above.


User currently offlineFoppishbum From Taiwan, joined Mar 2006, 788 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 22 hours ago) and read 2361 times:

It reminds me of the Ford Thunderbird in the States. . .

foppish bum

I'm a TAIWANESE-American living in NYC and LA.
User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 22 hours ago) and read 2349 times:

I'll vote for the (newer) T-Bird and a vintage Aston Martin ...

User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8414 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (7 years 15 hours ago) and read 2264 times:
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As sexy as the 650 is in that first picture, I love that conversion! Not many convertibles look good with the roof up but this is stunning!

After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently offlineLhstaralliance From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 14 hours ago) and read 2254 times:

I prefer the original one  Smile

My dream car in the first Pic !

German cars are just the best cars ...


User currently offlineTrav110 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 536 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 hours ago) and read 2169 times:

F*cking hideous, IMO.


User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 hours ago) and read 2157 times:

Quoting Trav110 (Reply 13):
F*cking hideous, IMO.

I agree

They took a nice looking German car and made it look like a car 40 years older that got chopped and chromed by the next door neighbor's teenager. What a waste of a good car.

User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5573 posts, RR: 32
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 hours ago) and read 2140 times:

It makes the BMW look BORING! A stunning car!!!!

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