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    Volga V8 Roadster

    Volga V8 Roadster

    Volga is known mostly for small Soviet-era sedans used by the KGB and as limos for the communist party central committee members - a little less so for customized German luxury cars. But in a revolution against Western propaganda, the Russian automaker has unveiled its second coachbuilt BMW.

    The Volga V8 roadster starts life as a BMW 650i cabriolet before being treated to custom body panels to give the car 60s retro styling in tribute to the (charismatically-named) Volga GA3-21P. Aside from the bodywork, the cars mechanicals seem to carry over from the stock BMW, which is probably a smart move.

    The V8 Roadster follows the path of the V12 Coupe, based on the BMW 850 CSi, which was built in 2001 as a throwback to the Volga GA3-219 (with a 9, the roadster has a P).
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    The 850 CSI had a navigation system? Anyway, I love how they didn't even touch the interior.

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    interesting. i wanna see an old one. i guess i gotta go google
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaigra
    The Volga V8 roadster starts life as a BMW 650i cabriolet before being treated to custom body panels to give the car 60s retro styling in tribute to the (charismatically-named) Volga GA3-21P
    nice cyrillic error. it is not GA3, but GAZ, the 3 stands for Z in cyrillic writing...
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    hey that looks pretty cool actually -
    theres something a bit disconcerting about the retro front and unmistakeably modern windscreen pillars
    good find

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    This smells mobb a long way cool

    Quote Originally Posted by NSXType-R
    The 850 CSI had a navigation system? Anyway, I love how they didn't even touch the interior.
    uhm?? is that realy a 850 csi interior

    looks a bit "new" imo

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    Quote Originally Posted by NSXType-R
    The 850 CSI had a navigation system? Anyway, I love how they didn't even touch the interior.
    It's true the 850 CSi didn't have a nav-system. But this roadster version is based on the new 650i cabriolet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duell
    It's true the 850 CSi didn't have a nav-system. But this roadster version is based on the new 650i cabriolet
    Yeah, as it says in the text...
    Kids eh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaigra
    Yeah, as it says in the text...
    Kids eh?
    My mistake.

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    no shit! haven't heard about that car

    cheers asif, has to contact a:level once again then
    12 cylinders or walk!

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    Look it is http://rclub.at.ua/photo/1
    Photo GAZ different generations.
    http://volga-racing.3dn.ru/publ/9-1-0-33 That car.
    Sorry for my English ;-)
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    Some photos that were made in 2006.
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    Some more photos.
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