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First Soviet sportscar the 1938 GL-1
« on: November 22, 2010, 11:31:06 PM »
First Soviet factory sportscar, which set a speed record before World War II.

The project GL-1 was built in 1938 on the basis of a serial model GAZ M-1. Open two-seat body was put onto the standard frame, some parts were taken from the serial M-1, but the total weight was reduced. The “M” engine of course was forced, the valve diameter was widened and the machine gained 15 horsepower more. It could boast of 65 “horses”.

Unfortunately all the  the cars were destroyed, and until recently the automobile existed only on the archive photos.
This year a replica of the car has been built.

This original is second generation, with a  fairing appeared.