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MOSKVICH 408/426

4-door 4-seater saloon/estate car.

Unmistakeable Russian model, sold here in tiny numbers and at very low prices to those who cared nothing about refinement and quality. In a word, dreadful, for not even the low price could redeem its crudity. Upright styling with four headlamps, and nothing to commend it. Very basic overhead valve engine, designed to last forever, provided 80mph top speed. Unfortunately, they did last for a long time, but are worthless today. Avoid at all costs. If you must know, 408s were saloons, 426s were estates.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
1357cc (S4 OHV) 
Configuration:
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1964 to 1971  
Number produced:
n/a