Spotted in China: GAZ-24-11 Volga
Published on July 6, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
A very rear car seen in the great city of Shijiazhuang in Hebei Province. This is the GAZ-24-11 Volga, made from 1985 until 1992 by the Gorky Automobile Plant in Russia. The GAZ 24-11 was based on the GAZ 24 which was made from 1968 until 1985.
The ’11’ is easily recognizable by its recessed door handles and missing vent windows. Many GAZ 24 were exported to China in the 1970’s and 1980’s but these days most are sadly very gone, but in the northern provinces bordering Russia some can still be seen on the streets. The GAZ-24-11 was powered by a 2.5 liter four-cylinder, good for a decent 89hp and 173nm. This particular black example seems in very good condition, hopefully it’ll ride a few years more!