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The GAZ Torpedo Mystery (Upd. 1951-1955)


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Another photo from the collection of Uffe Mortensen. It seems like a four-wheeled rocket to us, but unfortunately we can’t read Russian, so we can’t tell you anything about it. The only thing we know is that ΓA3 stands for the Russian make GAZ. We have to rely on you to tell us more about this torpedo-like record machine.

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#4 2012-01-29 17:21
Bitte schauen Sie unter der u.a. Adresse:
http://en.sovetcars.ru/gaz-torpedo/
nach. Dort finden Sie alle Erklärungen zu diesem interessanten Fahrzeug.
Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Hans Müßeler
Rosengart-Museum
 
 
#3 2012-01-26 09:49
what a beautiful curves. I hope it still exists. Stuart thanks for the info.
 
 
#2 2012-01-25 21:52
Are you sure there is no Lada under that skin?
 
 
#1 2012-01-25 07:39
The Pobjeda Torpedo was based on the "Pobjeda Sport" built from 1951 to 1955 which also had an aerodynamic shape, The "Sport" was powered by the same engine of the normal "Pobjeda", but increased to 2500 cc, and equipped (on the several versions) with aluminium head, high-compression pistons, twin-spark ignition and supercharger, for a max power of 105 hp and a max speed (quite low...) of 165 km/h on the later versions. However the GAZ "Torpedo", equipped differently from the "Pobjeda Sport" had a specific tubular skeleton in duraluminium: the speed was increased to 190 km/h, thanks to the improved weight and aerodynamics.
Stuart
 

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