Go to Ultimatecarpage.com

Go Back   Ultimatecarpage.com forums > General forums > Multimedia > Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-14-2013, 11:01 AM
Ferrer's Avatar
Ferrer Ferrer is offline
Furniture
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 33,277
Barcelona
Send a message via MSN to Ferrer
Moskvitch 412 1967-1982

The Moskvitch 412 (Moskvich 412, M-412), also called 2140 in 1975 prior to discontinuation and 1500 SL outside USSR, was a small family car produced by Soviet manufacturer MZMA/AZLK from 1967 to 1976. It was also built as the Izh 412 by IZh in Izhevsk from 1967 to 1982 and replaced by the spun off Izh Comby series thereafter. The 412, although featuring many flaws gradually fixed with its replacement, was one of the best known third generation Moskvitches and, until 1974, the best selling car in the history of AZLK.

Basically, the Moskvitch 412 was an upgrade of the 408 model in terms of engine features, just as the second generation M-403 was an upgrade of the 402/407. Both cars are often wrongly considered as one chain of succession; in truth, the 412 was in planned development before the 408 production began, simply offering more features to the driver for a higher price. Unlike the 407, the car was made affordable by the absence of concurrency in many Eastern Bloc countries (besides its own relative, the 408).

The 1500 cc was a slant inline-4 engine. Block, head and inlet manifold were aluminium castings. Steel cylinder liners were replaceable to enable easy repair of the engine instead of having to replace it entirely. The same engine was used on Moskvitch cars until the sixth generation (2142).

In 1969 both the 412 and the related 408 had their body and taillights redesigned. These were notable for being the first Moskvitch models to feature square headlights and vertical rear lights and triangular turn signals, which passed on to the 2138/2140 in 1976. Until then, the 412 profited from heightened tailfins and tanned headlight lamps on export models. Another notable (but not unique, since it was used in other Russian cars at the time) feature were the so-called side lamps, mounted on the C-pillars on some vehicles (something like the American "opera lights").

It was launched in the United Kingdom in 1969, when the first 20 dealerships were set up and some 300 cars were sold; sales peaked in 1973 when some 14,500 cars were sold through a 268-dealer network. However, sales fell soon afterwards and the Moskvich was withdrawn from the United Kingdom before the end of the 1970s, by which time it had fallen behind fellow Soviet brand Lada in the sales charts.

Outside the USSR, the 412 received contradictory reviews. At the time, Soviet automotive industry was mainly focusing on powertrain and speed handling, overlooking such issues as design, seating comfort and safety. Therefore, M-412 was the first Moskvitch to pass safety features tests in France, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, and Sweden in 197071, and in Germany in 1972, which might have seemed standard for Western car brand-influenced Europe, but was a considerable breakthrough for the Soviet engineers. The design features, however, would not be given consideration for Moskvitch as far as until its fourth generation, the Aleko.

In 1975, it was planned to rename both M-408 and M-412 respectively as M-2138 and M-2140, primarily because AZLK was passing to 4-digit model codes, but also because of an earlier adaptation to the real M-2140, which entered in production starting 1976. Therefore, the only difference between this model and its successor, at the time, was the engine change.

Source: wikipedia.org
Attached Images
File Type: jpg azlk_412_3.jpg (823.5 KB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg azlk_412__moskvich__1.jpg (331.5 KB, 0 views)
File Type: jpg azlk_412ie__moskvich__1.jpg (401.3 KB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg azlk_412p__moskvich__1.jpg (812.7 KB, 1 views)
File Type: jpg azlk_427__moskvich__1.jpg (514.2 KB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg azlk_427_-moskvich-_1.jpg (810.7 KB, 1 views)
__________________
Lack of charisma can be fatal.
Visca Catalunya!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-14-2013, 11:03 AM
Ferrer's Avatar
Ferrer Ferrer is offline
Furniture
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 33,277
Barcelona
Send a message via MSN to Ferrer
Moskvitch 412 #2
Attached Images
File Type: jpg azlk_427p__moskvich__1.jpg (596.1 KB, 1 views)
File Type: jpg azlk_434__moskvich__2.jpg (632.7 KB, 3 views)
File Type: jpg azlk_moskvich-412ie_1.jpg (514.5 KB, 8 views)
File Type: jpg azlk_moskvich-412ie_2.jpg (402.1 KB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg azlk_moskvich-412ie_3.jpg (203.7 KB, 1 views)
File Type: jpg azlk_moskvich-412ie_4.jpg (470.8 KB, 1 views)
__________________
Lack of charisma can be fatal.
Visca Catalunya!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-14-2013, 11:05 AM
Ferrer's Avatar
Ferrer Ferrer is offline
Furniture
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 33,277
Barcelona
Send a message via MSN to Ferrer
Moskvitch 412 #3
Attached Images
File Type: jpg azlk_moskvich-412ie_5.jpg (364.5 KB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg azlk_moskvich-412ie_6.jpg (125.1 KB, 5 views)
File Type: jpg azlk_moskvich-412ie_7.jpg (384.7 KB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg azlk_moskvich-412ie_8.jpg (560.4 KB, 3 views)
File Type: jpg azlk_moskvich-412ie_predserijnyj_1.jpg (665.6 KB, 3 views)
File Type: jpg azlk_moskvich-412ie_predseriynyiy_1.jpg (254.4 KB, 0 views)
__________________
Lack of charisma can be fatal.
Visca Catalunya!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-14-2013, 11:07 AM
Ferrer's Avatar
Ferrer Ferrer is offline
Furniture
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 33,277
Barcelona
Send a message via MSN to Ferrer
Moskvitch 412 #4
Attached Images
File Type: jpg azlk_moskvich-412p_1.jpg (374.2 KB, 3 views)
File Type: jpg azlk_moskvich-412p_2.jpg (101.2 KB, 0 views)
File Type: jpg azlk_moskvich-427ie_1.jpg (713.1 KB, 1 views)
File Type: jpg azlk_moskvich-427ie_2.jpg (282.1 KB, 0 views)
File Type: jpg azlk_moskvich-427ie_3.jpg (460.5 KB, 3 views)
File Type: jpg azlk_moskvich-427ie_4.jpg (398.3 KB, 1 views)
__________________
Lack of charisma can be fatal.
Visca Catalunya!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-14-2013, 11:09 AM
Ferrer's Avatar
Ferrer Ferrer is offline
Furniture
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 33,277
Barcelona
Send a message via MSN to Ferrer
Moskvitch 412 #5
Attached Images
File Type: jpg azlk_moskvich-427ie_5.jpg (290.7 KB, 1 views)
File Type: jpg azlk_moskvich-427ie_6.jpg (539.4 KB, 3 views)
File Type: jpg azlk_moskvich-427p_1.jpg (738.1 KB, 3 views)
File Type: jpg azlk_moskvich-434_1.jpg (582.1 KB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg azlk_moskvich-434ie_1.jpg (574.5 KB, 3 views)
File Type: jpg azlk_moskvich-434p_2.jpg (473.7 KB, 1 views)
__________________
Lack of charisma can be fatal.
Visca Catalunya!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-14-2013, 11:10 AM
Ferrer's Avatar
Ferrer Ferrer is offline
Furniture
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 33,277
Barcelona
Send a message via MSN to Ferrer
Moskvitch 412 #6
Attached Images
File Type: jpg elite_1500m_1.jpg (480.0 KB, 1 views)
File Type: jpg elite_1500m_2.jpg (480.0 KB, 1 views)
File Type: jpg elite_1500m_fi_market_1.jpg (867.6 KB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg moskvich-412_v_ralli__london-mehiko__3.jpg (565.0 KB, 1 views)
File Type: jpg moskvich-412_v_ralli_london-mekhiko_1.jpg (402.3 KB, 4 views)
File Type: jpg moskvich-412_v_ralli_london-mekhiko_2.jpg (375.7 KB, 2 views)
__________________
Lack of charisma can be fatal.
Visca Catalunya!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-14-2013, 11:12 AM
Ferrer's Avatar
Ferrer Ferrer is offline
Furniture
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 33,277
Barcelona
Send a message via MSN to Ferrer
Moskvitch 412 #7
Attached Images
File Type: jpg moskvich-412_v_ralli_tur_evropy_1.jpg (522.9 KB, 0 views)
File Type: jpg moskvich_412__london-mexico__rally_1.jpg (519.9 KB, 3 views)
File Type: jpg moskvich_434p_1.jpg (236.1 KB, 1 views)
File Type: jpg moskvich_elite_1500m_1.jpg (418.5 KB, 1 views)
File Type: jpg moskvich_elite_1500m_2.jpg (465.4 KB, 0 views)
File Type: jpg moskvitsh_elite_1500m_1.jpg (481.9 KB, 1 views)
__________________
Lack of charisma can be fatal.
Visca Catalunya!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-14-2013, 11:14 AM
Ferrer's Avatar
Ferrer Ferrer is offline
Furniture
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 33,277
Barcelona
Send a message via MSN to Ferrer
Moskvitch 412 #8
Attached Images
File Type: jpg moskvitsh_elite_1500m_2.jpg (291.7 KB, 1 views)
File Type: jpg moskvitsh_elite_1500m_3.jpg (513.2 KB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg moskvitsh_elite_1500m_4.jpg (433.5 KB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg moskvitsh_elite_1500m_5.jpg (452.2 KB, 4 views)
File Type: jpg scaldia_412m_1.jpg (309.5 KB, 3 views)
File Type: jpg scaldia_412m_2.jpg (588.7 KB, 2 views)
__________________
Lack of charisma can be fatal.
Visca Catalunya!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-14-2013, 11:15 AM
Ferrer's Avatar
Ferrer Ferrer is offline
Furniture
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 33,277
Barcelona
Send a message via MSN to Ferrer
Moskvitch 412 #9
Attached Images
File Type: jpg scaldia_412m_3.jpg (322.2 KB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg scaldia_412m_4.jpg (589.2 KB, 2 views)
__________________
Lack of charisma can be fatal.
Visca Catalunya!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
408, 412, moskvitch


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Moskvitch 412 / 1500 drakkie Multimedia 4 09-13-2007 11:07 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:57 AM.

 

1998 - 2019 Ultimatecarpage.com