Moskwitsch 408 Limousine (diecast 1:43, IXO / IST / Deagostini / Atalya)

  • Moskwitsch 408 Limousine (from 1966)
  • IXO / IST / Deagostini / Atalya
  • 1:43
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • blue
  • In near mint condition
  • Not specified
  • Not for sale
 
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Story behind the classic Moskvich 408

The Moskvich 408 first hit the roads back in 1964 as the successor to the Moskvich 407. This model was in production until 1976, marking a significant step in the history of Soviet automotive industry. Designed by engineers like Aleksey Uskerov, the Moskvich 408 blended functional technology with a simple, sturdy design tailored for use on Soviet streets. The '60s saw many iconic events that embodied the era when the Moskvich 408 was cruising the roads. For instance, in 1964, the Beatles visited the US, making a huge impact with their legendary appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show". That same year also witnessed the kick-off of the technical marvels at the New York World's Fair.

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Tech Specs and Cool Facts

The Moskvich 408 was powered by a 1,360 cm³ (83 cubic inches) four-cylinder engine pumping out 50 HP at 4,750 rpm. It could hit a top speed of around 120 km/h (75 mph) with an average fuel consumption of 8 to 9 liters (2.1 to 2.4 gallons) per 100 kilometers (62 miles). The transmission featured a four-speed manual gearbox with a fully synchronized third and fourth gear. Noteworthy was the sturdy construction that ensured high reliability even under tough road conditions and extreme temperature variations. The body was made of steel, designed to offer stability and durability, mostly under the leadership of Aleksey Uskerov.

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Diving into the Model Car

This 1/43 scale model, crafted by IXO / IST / Deagostini / Atalya from diecast material, is part of "ost-modell-sammler's" collection on Modelly. It showcases the Moskvich 408 in a vibrant blue color that mirrors the original look. The detailed design stands out with nuances like silver trim strips, precise replica headlights, and the sleek body capturing the timeless elegance of this Soviet sedan. The model on the photo even features authentic hubcaps and the classic straight lines reminiscent of the original. Such attention to detail makes this miniature a unique collector's item.

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Connecting to History and Socio-Political Events

To place the age of the Moskvich 408 in context, let's glance at some key events of 1964. This year saw the pivotal Civil Rights Act passed in the US, marking a significant stride in the civil rights movement. Simultaneously, the Cold War peaked, reflecting the fears and ambitions of the time when the Moskvich 408 was a part of daily life. These historical events depict the multitude of changes worldwide while this classic beauty rolled through many cities.


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