Soviet Cars made in China by DeAgostini

I have more Soviet Models made in China in my collection than those made in the Soviet Union. DeAgostini produces a package of a 1:43 scale car and a magazine. The sixteen page magazine Avto Legendi (Legends of Autos) is in Russian, one series of magazines is for everyday Soviet cars, a second series of magazines is for emergency vehicles.

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On the left a GAZ Volga 21 in Transport Police livery on the right a GAZ 13C Chaika with the associated magazines.

The models look good but the quality is rather poor. The mirrors and lights break off easily and my ZIL came with a crack in its roof.

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Zil 111 (with cracked roof), Moskvitch 427, Izh Combi and Zaporozhets 966 (missing a windscreen wiper).

Here is a list of all the Auto Legends (150), I have ticked the ones in my collection, I don’t intend collecting all 150:

Moskvich-407 bright blue #1
GAZ-M20V Pobeda beige #2
GAZ-12 ZIM black #3
ZAZ-968A Zaporozhets orange #4
Moskvich-400-420A dark blue #5
GAZ-M21I Volga light green #6
VAZ-2103 Lada green #7
UAZ-469 469B khaki #8
GAZ-24 Volga white #9
VAZ-2121 Niva yellow #10
GAZ-69 khaki #11
Moskvitch-408 dark red #12
GAZ-13 Chaika black #13
VAZ-2102 Lada red #14
UAZ-452V beige #15
ZIS-110 black #16
ZAZ-965A Zaporozhets white #17
GAZ-22 Volga blue #18
GAZ-11-73 khaki #19
Moskvich-423N yellow #20
VAZ-2108 Sputnik Lada Samara light green #21
ZIS-101A green #22
GAZ-M20B Pobeda gray #23
SMZ-C3A blue-green #24
VAZ-2101 Lada white #25
RAF-2203 Latvia yellow-white #26
Moskvitch-2140 green #27
ZIL-118 Yunost white-blue #28
ZIL-111G black #29
GAZ-67B khaki #30
VAZ-2107 Lada dark blue #31
Moskvich-403 white #32
LUAZ-969M Volyn beige #33
GAZ-M1 black #34
GAZ-3102 Volga black #35
ZAZ-966 Zaporozhets blue #36
ZIL-114 black #37
GAZ-A black #38
Moskvich-2141 beige #39
SMZ-S1L dark green #40
GAZ-M-21 Volga dark red #41
Moskvich-410 dark green #42
VAZ-2104 Lada white #43
ZIL-41047 black #44
SMZ-S3D dark green #45
Moskvich-412 red #46
RAF-977DM Latvia blue-green #47
GAZ-24-10 Volga gray #48
ZIL-111 black #49
VAZ-2106 Lada ocher #50
KIM-10-50 gray #51
GAZ-14 Chaika black #52
ZAZ-968M Zaporozhets red #53
IZH-2125 Combi dark orange #54
VAZ-1111 Oka red #55
VAZ-21099 Sputnik Lada Samara dark gray #56
Moskvich-427 blue #57
ZIL-4104 black #58
GAZ-69A khaki #59
IZH-2126 Orbita light green #60
ZIL-117 black #61
VAZ-2105 Lada red #62
ZAZ-1102 Tavria light beige #63
Moskvich-401 gray #64
Start white with blue #65
LUAZ-967 khaki #66
Moskvich-2140SL silver #67
ZIL-118K Yunost silver #68 (this model I gave to my brother)
VAZ-2109 Sputnik Lada Samara red #69
LUAZ-969A Volyn blue-green #70
GAZ-24-02 Volga dark green #71
Moskvich-402 blue-green #72
GAZ-21R Volga black #73
RAF-22038 Latvia white-blue #74
BA-64 khaki #75
IZH-27156 white #76
Moskvich-400-422 beige #77
GAZ-M415 black #78
GAZ-AA green #79
Moskvich-3-5-6 green #80
Moskvich-2144 Istra white #81
Moskvich-C1 Meridian green #82
GAZ-24-95 Volga green #83
ZIS-101 black #84
IZH-412-028 blue #85
Moskvich-C3 Meridian blue #86
AMO-F-15 dark green #87
VNIITE-PT yellow #88
GAZ-13S Chaika black #89
Moskvich-2139 Arbat blue-white #90
VAZ-2122 Reka River khaki #91
Moskvich-434 red #92
Moskvich-G5 red-white #93
UAZ-3172 khaki #94
GAZ-M72 blue #95
UAZ-3972 khaki #96
Moskvich-2150 orange #97
GAZ-3105 Volga dark red #98
NAMI-1 blue #99
GAZ-46 khaki #100
UAZ-452D white #101
ErAZ-762B blue-white #102
IZH-27151 dark yellow #103
GAZ-31029 Volga dark red #104
Moskvich-2335 dark blue #105
UAZ-451M khaki #106
Moskvich-430 red #107
ZIS-110B gray #108
GAZ-62 dark green #109
ZIL-4102 gold #110
VAZ-2108 Natasha Lada green #111
Moskvich-415 beige #112
GAZ-21 black #113
ErAZ-3730 white-blue #114
NAMI-050 Belka silver-red #115
GAZ-GL-1 silver #116
GAZ-M73 blue #117
NATI-AR khaki #118
ZIL-112S white #119
IZH-14 white #120
BTR-40 Bronetransporter khaki #121
IZH-13 Start orange #122
VAZ-21011 Lada beige #123
BA-20 light green #124
Moskvich-2143 Yauza red #125
UAZ-3171 khaki #126
Estonia-21M white #127
VAZ-1801 Pony white #128
ZIL-117V gray #129
Ohta silver #130
ZAZ-965 Zaporozhets green #131
RAF-977D Latvia red-white #132
Moskvich-2137 bright yellow #133
IZH-21251 blue #134
ZIL-41045 black #135
IZH-412IE green #136
Moskvich-2734 gray #137
Autokam-2160 white #138
NATI-2 orange #139
VAZ-2802 Pony white-blue #140
Moskvich-403IE blue #141
NAMI-0288 Compact blue #142
IZH-19 Start yellow #143
UAZ-3907 Jaguar khaki #144
ZIL-41042 black #145
VAZ-2702 Pony silver #146
GAZ-51A khaki #147
RAF-978 Spriditis blue #148
Moskvich-408 Tourist black #149
GAZ-24-12 Volga white #150

Lada Niva

Lada Niva

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Some interesting models: The Volga “Red Top” Taxi, a stalwart of Moscow Public transport, a Volga GAZ 24 Estate and a ZIL 112C (a Soviet Cobra).

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Lada 2101, GAZ Volga 24 Estate, Moskvitch 400-420

Deagostini Auto Legends

Deagostini Auto Legends

In the kiosks in Tbilisi, the magazine and car sell for around 18 lari ($10.54), a new car is issued every two weeks. At Drybridge Market, loose cars packaged without the magazine can sell for 30 lari ($17.56). The two packaged models in the picture the transport police Lada and Moskvitch 400, I picked up for just a pound each in Poundland, Newquay (UK) (£1=$1.64). It pays to shop around!

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Volga 24 Ambulance and Lada 2108 “Natacha”.

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Inside the 16 page magazine are many pictures but the text is in Russian. Here the Izh Combi.

I think I have most of the models from DeAgostini that I want.

But then again…

DeAgostini Models of Soviet Vehicles

DeAgostini Models of Soviet Vehicles bought in December 2014

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7 thoughts on “Soviet Cars made in China by DeAgostini

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  3. Hello Jim,
    Some of the models are here in the Netherlands to buy for 1 Euro!
    If you want to know more, send me an email.

    Kind regards,
    Theo Vonk

    • Dank je, I have another friend in NL who says the same, also sometimes they turn up in UK Poundland for £1. They are nice models, I prefer to collect the Soviet Cars made in USSR when I can find them.

    • Hello Theo,

      i interessted for deagostini soviet car models.
      Please write me email.

      I need 1-2K models, have do you there in stock?

      • Hello Jim, I have no stock. I buy my cars just in a shop. Can you send me a picture of the cars you wanted? Then I can look in the shop for you. Kind regards, Theo Vonk

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