1978 Lada 2101
We’ve been hesitant to feature too many Ladas here on Car Of The Day. They’ve been popping up periodically on eBay and elsewhere, but at prices that are seriously out of whack for what is, basically, a poor facsimile of a slow Fiat. They aren’t rare – they are just unusual here in the US. We generally can’t suggest spending five figures for a car that is basically worthless in it’s homeland.
There are exceptions, of course. Our colleague Kamil Kaluski at Hooniverse has acquired a Lada to race in LeMons events. And this one..this highly-customized Lada is a beauty.
The body is straight, with near perfect paintwork. The white-painted steelies with polished dog-dish hubcaps are magnificent. And we love the stance the hydraulic suspension gives the little sedan.
It’s on eBay near Chicago for $12k or offer.