This is my grandfather’s car, it was brought from Novosibirsk, Russia to the US in 2011 (VAZ-2101 Wikipedia article).


Image of a Soviet vehicle BA3-2101


It was registered in the state of Texas. In July 2016 I drove this car from Austin, Texas to Miami, Florida (32 hours trip).

Car restoration and upgrade project in progress. As of May 16, 2020.

Vehicle repair process


Model: ВАЗ-2101, LADA-2101, VAZ-2101, FIAT-124 (1966)

Engine: 1.2 L (Carburetor, 58 HP)

Transmission: 4 speed, manual

Max speed: 90 mph (144 kph)

Fuel: 40 mpg (5.9 l /100 km)

A/C: None

Manufactured: 1986 Tolyatti, Russia (USSR)

Original Owner: My grandfather (Ivan Ovcharenko, website in Russian)