"Volga" were one of the mostly desired behind the Iron curtain Soviet-made cars. Poduced were in GAZ - "Gorkovsky Avtomobilny Zavod", Nizhny Novgorod - "Gorky Automobile Plant". Cars under this name have been in production from 1956 until recent discontinuance of the assembly. Throughout the communist world, Volga cars were seen as the ultimate status symbol.

  Content of this part:

01. M24 History, Modifications
02. M24D in Belgium
03. Advertisement brochures
04. Service manual for M24-56

Images courtesy of GAZ GAZ 24-10 GAZ 24-02 GAZ 24  
  The first prototypes of GAZ M24 Volga were produced in 1967, and full-scale manufacturing began in 1970. The "M" (Molotov) designation stood in the car's name until entering full-scale manufacturing, but on export models it stood till the end. The petrol engine is a traditional 4-cylinders, boosted up to 2500 cc. 98 hp, 145 km/h. A station wagon form (GAZ 24-02) arrived in 1972. In 1973 were introduced the GAZ 24-01 taxi and an ambulance modification - GAZ 24-03. There were other prototypes, build in small numbers - Gaz 24-24 with 5,53 litre V8 petrol engine; Gaz 24-95 - a 4x4 model; GAZ 24 cabriolet. The GAZ 24-10 (basically GAZ 24 with a more modern plastic grille) was produced from 1985 until 1992.