Babich Leningrad 1956 Red/Yellow by Autocult
An extraordinary Russian
Only a little is known about the unique Russian car, which
went down in automotive history, with the surname of its designer, as Babich.
A contemporary photo that dates to the 1950s shows the
slim, middle-aged Akardij Dmitirevich Babich who was clean-shaven and wearing a
suit and tie. Back then he lived in the metropolis that was known as Leningrad.
His first car that was specially designed and built by
him was said to have been powered by a V-2 motorcycle engine. Additionally he
participated in the development of the tubular frame for the Russian road race
car that was known as the KVN 2500 – or also known as the KVN 20S. After this
creative phase Akardij Dmitirevich Babich decided to design his own vehicle, in
fact a large convertible. Over all the construction period was three years and
the car was finally completed in 1956. As drive served a six-cylinder engine
with a displacement of 3.5 liters and an output of 90 hp from ‘GAZ’ or in Western
language as ‘Gorkier Automobilwerk’.
His privately built convertible was heavily inspired
by the U.S. automobile industry. Historically, a fact that was usually frowned
in the former USSR. However, the designer was still permitted to use his
extraordinary car on public roads, as historical photos prove.
|Description: ||Babich Leningrad 1956 Red/Yellow |
|Catalogue#: ||ATC06050 |
|Product Type: ||Resincast |
|Scale: ||1:43 |
|Event: ||Concept Cars, Road |
|Colour: ||Two-tone Red & Yellow |
|Drivers: ||- |
|Sponsors: ||- |
|Dates: ||1956 |
|Race/Position: ||- |
|Release Date: ||February 2022 |
|Weight: ||450 grams |
|Comments: ||Limited edition of 333 pieces |
A relatively new maker of very well finished resincast models, established in 2015. Very imaginative choice of subjects, often concentrating on the more eccentric episodes in motoring history! Production limited to 333 pieces of each subject, which often means that we get one delivery and that is it, so pre-orders strongly recommended!! Made in China for Germany.