Fiesty Lada 4X4 climbing the sand dunes and special effects at Stockton Beach.
Apparently, west of the wall, the Russian Lada Niva knew no bounds and reached every continent including Antartica.
In the pictured car, constant four wheel drive was ahead of its time and was well designed but fell down somewhat in quality. The company originally 'glasnosted' with Fiat (Italy) in a type of partnership. In some places the cars were referred to as Polski Fiats among other terms.
Lada is the name of a slavic divinity: a goddess of youth, love and beauty. Was Mythology reawakening? Mythology over ideology!
The cars are no longer imported to our shores.