December 18, 2008

Daydreaming of the UAZ 469

Sometimes when I am bouncing over the snowy ruts of our road in my rattletrap Jeep CJ-5, wind tearing at its soft top, I think, "I need a really butch 4x4. This one's too comfortable!"

You can still get parts for an M-37. That might fit the bill.

Or what about a UAZ 469? Yeah, Russki iron!



Note the passenger's hold on his door. Does the UAZ 469 lack a Jesus bar, and is that because the USSR was an officially atheistic nation?

2 comments:

rozewolf said...

LOL! Ah Chas, look up Tatras! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6q3TKyzUUY

Or, for something really butch... and phallic,... the Zil http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6q3TKyzUUY

Chas S. Clifton said...

Rozewolf:

If I wanted the first, I would buy a Unimog and have access to parts! But I could not turn it around in my driveway.

As for Zils, I associate them more with trucks and sedans for the Soviet elite.

It has to fit into the "daily driver" category yet have 4wd.