Mr Darcy's are offering for sale, this rare GAZ M21 Volga.
It was produced in the Soviet Union by GAZ ("Gorkovsky Avtomobilniy Zavod", in English : "Gorky automobile factory") from 1956 to 1970. The first car to carry the Volga name, it was developed in the early 1950s. Volgas were built with high ground clearance (which gives it a specific "high" look, contrary to "low-long-sleek" look of Western cars of similar design), rugged suspension, strong and forgiving engine, and rustproofing on a scale unheard of in the 1950s.It was designed and built stylistically in line with the major American manufacturers of the period, and incorporated such luxury features as reclining front seat, cigarette lighter, heater, windshield washer and 3-wave radio.
The Volga M-21 became the biggest and most luxurious car officially sold to individual owners in the USSR. In saying this, its price was very high and made it unavailable for most car buyers. 639,478 cars were produced in total.
This particular car is located in Ireland having being imported by its current owners in 2018. This car is in excellent condition, having had a full interior refit, which included seats, carpets and headlining. The colour scheme of black paintwork and tobacco and cream interior works very well. Mechanicaly the car is perfect. It is a three speed column shift manual car, and slips into gears with ease.Everything works on the car as it should, with all original lights, switches and dials present. This one has the rare bonnet emblem of the prancing deer, which is in perfect condition with no pitting or corosion. The bodywork on this old lady is flawless. No rust whatsoever, and it is as clean underneath, as it is on the bodywork. Chrome on the car is good, but not perfect, but considering it is over 60 years old, it is in very serviceable condition.The car can be viewed at our showroom in Dublin which is 20 minutes from Dublin Airport, and we can arange transport if required. We can arange shipping throughout Europe if required.
Dont confuse this Volga with one that requires restoration. This car is ready to drive away, and will pass any inspection.