It can be very difficult to identify some of the cars that I have photographed around Europe. Especially those discovered in Eastern Europe. This beautiful red car was not obviously marked in any way, so I was not sure exactly what it was at the time.
What I have learned over time, and through research is that a Fiat is often the origin of other cars found in Russia, or Eastern Europe.
In a recent post we looked at the Murat 124 found in Istanbul, otherwise known as a Fiat 124 in Italy. Now, it was this car that helped me solve the mystery of this gorgeous unmarked car, a striking red Lada 1200, or VAZ 2101 “Zhiguli” found in Belgrade, Serbia. Case closed!
Now lets take a look. I’m pretty sure this one is from the 1970s.
I remember earlier in life, Lada was always considered a joke. Little did I know they were actually a modified Fiat car.
They look pretty good. Typical boxy Euro car shapes that you even saw in BMWs.
Lots of space in that trunk.
Interesting extra brake lights in the rear window.
Now that is one red box!
And finally, here is a look from the front of this boxy lady, a red Lada 1200 in great condition, err…Fiat 124…found in Belgrade Serbia!