There are very bright moments in the life of auto restorers, and one of them happened the other day in Kiev. At the scrap metal recycling base, two rare ambulances, RAF-2915 and Volga GAZ-31023, were saved from destruction. This good news was shared by the guys from Old Car Service, who were lucky enough to buy these cars.
Both cars were kept in more or less decent condition. The body “RAFika” especially touches with its vitality, because as a rule such “ambulances” do not survive to this day after intensive long-term operation. And this device is just a pleasant exception.
Recall that the RAF-2915 ambulance car is built on the basis of the modernized RAF-22038 minibus, which was produced from 1989 to 1997. The external distinguishing feature of the late “RAFs” is a massive plastic radiator grill and other bumpers.
As for the medical station wagon GAZ-31023, it is based on the Volga GAZ-31029, which was a transitional model from GAZ-2410 to GAZ-3110 and was produced from 1992 to 1997. It turns out that both found “ambulances” were taken out of production in the same year.
RAF-2915 and GAZ-31023 will soon go to an automobile hospital, where they will find a new life. Moreover, RAFik will remain in Kiev, while the Volga will go to collectors in Zaporozhye.