GAZ-14 Chaika Black Soviet Limousine Luxury Class 1:43 Scale Diecast Model Car
Era : 1960-1979
Scale : 1/43
Material : Diecast
Series: Auto Legends USSR
Recommended Age Range: 12 Years & Up
The GAZ-14 is an automobile manufactured by the Gorkovsky Avtomobilny Zavod (GAZ, Gorky Automobile Plant) from 1977 to 1988 as a generation of its Chaika marque.
The vintage 1950s-style M13 was succeeded by the more modern Chaika M14 introduced in 1977 (although production of both versions overlapped by several years). Although visually modern and fitted with the latest electronic luxury features, the M14 was in fact built around the drivetrain and undercarriage of the older model. The M14 engine was a modernized 5,526 cc (337.2 cu in) and achieved 220 hp SAE gross. A seven-seater, with special soundproofing, it measured 611 cm (241 in) long overall and weighed in at 2,600 kg (5,732 lb). A four-door convertible, the 14-95, appeared in 1982.
The Chaika M14 remained in production from 14 October 1977 to 1988, when the Chaika limousine brand was ended.
Around a hundred M14s were built each year, with total production (including units assembled in 1989 from spare parts) reaching 1,114. On orders from Mikhail Gorbachev, the blueprints and tooling were destroyed as part of his "fighting privileges" campaign under perestroika.