Tuesday, August 26, 2014

10k: Take Your Pick: 1980 VAZ-2103 or 1981 VAZ-2106 (Lada 1500/1600)

In all my eBay surfing, I've seen some funky auctions-- buy one get one free, buy one and you need to submit a core (or trade-in) but I've never seen someone offer two cars for one price, where the winner selects one car to take home.  Why not create two different auctions?  Seems a strange way to sell your classic Russian sedan, but in Soviet Russia, eBay auction you!  Find a 1980 VAZ-2103 or 1981 VAZ-2106 offered for $9,000 buy-it-now or best offer via ebay, located in Hialeah, FL with a few days to go.

Still trying to get my head around a buy-it-now auction with your choice of vehicle, but $9k is a strong asking price for either one of the Fiat 124 based AutoVAZ built classics you see on the screen.  The seller calls the cars Lada-2103/2106, but according to various interweb sources those are the VAZ designations for Russia and for export markets it would have been called a Lada 1500 and 1600 respectively.  Engines in either car will be a 80ish horsepower inline-4 mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox.

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  1. The FIAT/Lada 124 was just featured on "James May's Cars of the People" last night on BBC America.

    Here's a link to the full episode that should work until the BBC finds it and shuts it down. It's entertaining and beautifully shot.

    1. I watched that episode in its entirety; great show! Thanks for the link. It's like a Top Gear history lesson without all the idiocy. I for one am actually a big fan of James May. He would make a great uncle or godfather.

  2. I recall reading a post here this month about how you didn't feature cars that BaT and others have already featured.
    *throws penalty flag

    1. First, please keep your poker covered at all times, we don't need any embarrassing mishaps. Second, I hadn't noticed it was published over at that other site. To be honest, they post a lada cars these daze and I just can't keep track sometimes. I try to not cover stuff that has already been beaten to death around the interwebs...but it happens.

      Penalty accepted, I will now do twenty push ups for punishment...1...2...3...oof..

      Vince DT EIC

    2. Fleetwood T. BroughamAugust 26, 2014 at 7:43 PM

      After further video review, the penalty flag is reversed; While you did feature a car also listed on BaT, it was not one of the features listed for 5-10x current true market value. Repeat the down.


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