Available models from 1980, 1990 and 2000 have become “dangerously rare,” Retro Cars complains. For example, according to DVLA, Lada Riva in the UK has only 49 left, and out of thousands of Alfa Romeo 146s dispersed in the nineties, only 89 “live” cars are now known. In addition, very few Rover 800 (439), Peugeot 309 (409), Nissan Bluebird (324), Citroen BX (286) and Fiat Uno (218) remained on the country’s roads.
Soviet “Lada” began to export to the West in the early 1980s. But if cars went to Great Britain under the name Riva, then in the countries of continental Europe they were known as Nova. “Riva” was equipped with gasoline carburetor engines of 1.2, 1.3, 1.5 and 1.6 liters, which were combined with a four-speed, and later with a five-speed “mechanics”. The Riva speedometer was miles in, and they also had seat belt sensors.