Lada VAZ-2101

Lada VAZ-2101

4th January 2019 Off By Yeti Admin

The second Lada VAZ 2101 and the third USSR car to be featured here on ‘Spotted’

In my two years of living here, I am coming to understand that the Czech Republic is a goldmine of old cars scattered all over this country and in varying states of repair.

I don’t mean the cars that Czechs are driving – for the most part they drive decent machines, anything from new up to around fifteen years old.

No. I mean old cars that are simply just lying around, abandoned in supermarket car parks, or even in a field. To give you an idea, here are four such cars I have spotted recently:

Renault Twingo

Skoda Octavia Super

GAZ Volga

Skoda Estelle

And now, while strolling past someone’s garden, I spotted this…

abandoned green lada

Keeping it company is an equally old Skoda, but what model is it? 🤔

While out cruising in my Yeti I have passed quite a few homes that have old motors, old tractors and old cranes and machinery loitering about in their gardens.

And as much as I love to see old cars like this, I cannot help but wonder what the reasoning is behind plonking them down on your lawn and never doing anything with them.

I am no gardener (especially now that I live in a flat) but being English means that to me, planting roses and placing gnomes everywhere means a garden is pretty, and is well cared for.

Maybe these Czechs see things differently?

Maybe to them, a garden ain’t worth glancing sideways at if it hasn’t got a jalopy or two dumped on the grass.

Who knows?

old Lada VAZ in garden

Anyway, the Lada VAZ-1201 was built by the Soviets, between 1970 and 1988.

Apparently, it was practically unchanged throughout its production. And, apparently, it was a gigantic success. At least, in the Soviet Union it was.

I don’t know about you, but as a teenager, I would rather have caught the bus to my girlfriend’s house than pull up in one of these 😩

But I was young, cocky and ignorant.

I am more than relieved that today, the ignorance of youth has been replaced by some wisdom and appreciation.

In short… I would kill to own a Lada 2101 today!

But it will not be this one… the German Shepherd that lives in the house was crystal clear on that score!

big dog guards car

Whenever I spot an interesting machine I get out my mobile and take some photos of it (if possible).

Then I feature it here in ‘Spotted’

And I am always keen to hear about your interesting vehicle.

Would you care to share and help me grow my site?

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