Explain how to make the Muscovite “Ivan Kalita” collectible car
1999 Moskvich “Ivan Kalita” is worth more than the new 2018 Mercedes S-Class
Government officials around the world use different types of cars, and despite the standard appearance, most of them were deeply modified in order to offer its passengers the best safety and highest convenience.
Perhaps one of the most famous car is the Lincoln Town Car. It was made under the scrutiny of Ford to detail, in three generations, between 1980 and 2011, and was selected as a vehicle for officials, not only middle managers but also of the highest category, for example, President George W. Bush.
Russian “Town Car” was the Muscovite “Ivan Kalita”. For convenience, denote the internal model was a digital designation – a series of 2142. The car was manufactured based on the needs of the Moscow Government and was in production only a few years, starting in 1998.
In those days the Muscovite implemented car at a retail price of approximately $ 20,000 (it was expensive). But amazing things can happen with old cars, if it is observed several conditions: 1.It will be preserved, 2.It is a rare modification of the model of the car.
If the criteria are met, the price tag for this model are on the contrary, increase. Consider, for example, on this machine:
How much she might think cost? You’ll never guess and be surprised by the 8 million rubles, or about $129,000 at current exchange rates. The car is sold on avito.ru and judging by the number of hits (more than 9 thousand in two weeks), the sedan popular.
To compare how expensive this is to say only two things: the flagship Mercedes-Benz S-Class is in Russia from 6.7 million rubles, and the new “odnushku” in a residential area of Moscow can be purchased from 3.5 – 4.0 million.
In principle, this unprepossessing by today’s standards, the car has never been contemplated for use in the “regular” people, is a machine officials of the former is not in the lowest positions. Now an extended sedan is located in Saint Petersburg, where it waits for its star life and stellar hours.
The car “Ivan Kalita” was produced in 1999 and is equipped with a 2.0-liter engine producing 145 HP
Mileage 1000 km and apparently no presence of rust. The sides are screwed blue and red flashing lights, front strobe lights of the same color. Drive: full.
A brief history of found in description to the car on the website Avito:
“The car was originally designed for the needs of the Moscow Government, headed by Yuri Luzhkov, the Moscow mayor’s office, however, after reviewing the result of AZLK and cost (retail price of “Kalita” in 1998 was about 20.000 USD), limited to order several cars. Thus began the history of the car Moskvich Ivan Kalita of project KB Smirnov “Luzhkov”, which was delivered to us directly from the garage of the administration of Moscow, where he was on balance with the rest of the cars of the famous mayor”.
Inside the cabin is fitted with two-tone fabric seats, velvet floor mats, wood trim on the dashboard and a couple of screens integrated into front headrests.
That’s such a luxury by Russian standards of the late 90-ies.