The bloggers of the YouTube channel Retrorembaza 77 made a review of the rare all-metal Moskvich of 1962. A three-door delivery van was produced from 1958 to 1964, however, such cars did not go on sale, and most of the “four hundred and thirties” were disposed of at the motor depots after their service life.
The surviving copy of Moskvich-430 after being decommissioned was in private hands and was reissued in the 1980s. In 2006, the car was restored to its factory condition.
The wagon of 1962 belongs to the “later” versions without a partition separating the cargo compartment and the cabin. Such “four hundred and thirty” was a solid sidewall with a vertical third pillar, the original rear doors and a direct gutter along the roof. On the trucks of 1958-1961, the body profile was maximally unified with the sedan.
Technically, the cargo van did not differ from passenger sedans: the car set in motion a “four hundred and seventh” engine with a volume of 1.36 liters and a capacity of 45 horsepower, a gearbox – a three-stage “mechanics”, a drive – to the rear axle. Passport characteristics allowed loading in “Moskvich-430” up to 250 kilograms in the presence of a driver and a passenger. Contrary to the instructions at the enterprises, the vans were heavily overloaded.
In the line of small-sized delivery trucks, Moskvich-430 was replaced by a “four hundred and twenty-second” van, nicknamed “Pinocchio”. The successor to the model was a station wagon with blind sides “Moskvich-434” – two months ago such a car in perfect condition was sold for two million rubles.
A source: Retro Rambase 77
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