In the USSR, there were several truck models that are now considered iconic. And their fame always has an explanation…
The MAZ-500 truck was a very interesting car for its time. The first batches of such machines began to be produced in 1961, mass production was mastered in 1963.
And then the “five hundredth” became the first truck in the USSR with a cabover cab, lifted for maintenance and repair.
*This material was created by a person who has the status of a foreign agent in the Russian Federation.
Under the cab, in fact, there were Yaroslavl V6 diesel engines with a capacity of 180 hp, famous for their reliability. Later, V8 diesels appeared with a return of up to 270 hp.
In the “pre-KAMAZ” era – that is, until the end of the 1970s – MAZ-500 trucks were considered the standard of comfort, and mainly because of the cab. This moment was especially appreciated by drivers changing from ZIL tractors …
The “500th” was so successful that it was released in over 330 thousand copies and was exported to the countries of the socialist camp and Finland.
And here are 6 more trucks from our childhood that foreigners liked.
“Driving” can be viewed on YouTube
Photo: archive Behind the wheel
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