1965 Moscvich 408

1965 Moscvich 408
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Transmission Gearbox - Number of speeds:Manual
Fuel Type:Gasoline
Drive wheels - Traction - Drivetrain:FR or RR
Price (out of date):$400

1965 Moscvich 408 specs, Fuel type Gasoline, Drive wheels FR or RR, Transmission Gearbox Manual

The Moskvitch-408 (also referred to as the Moskvich-408, and M-408) was a family car produced by the Soviet car manufacturer Moskvich between 1964 and 1976.

The first car in the "third generation" of Moskvitches, the M-408 replaced the last of the "second generation" cars, the Moskvitch-407/ 403. Later it was to be replaced by the Moskvitch-2138 (a slightly modified and face-lifted derivative of the late M-408). A version of the car made by IZH continued in production.

Body styles of the main version were: 4-door saloon, 5-door estate (the model M-426), and 3-door panel van (the M-433). Hatchback and pick-up versions of the IZH model existed.

The car was sold in France as the Moskvitch Elite 1300 and as the Moskvich Carat in Norway. It was powered by 1.3litre / 1358cc straight-4 petrol engine, producing 50hp (37kW). "More worth than its price", was it's slogan for export sales.

There were two distinct series of the M-408, which both used the same name.

The first series of cars were produced between 1964 and 1969 in Moscow. These cars had vertical rear lights, two or four round headlights, a front bench seat, and a 4-speed manual transmission with column mounted gear lever. The length of the standard model was 4090mm (161in).

The second series was produced between 1969 and 1976 in Moscow. It had the same engine and transmission as its predecessor, but a new body — longer (at 4250mm) and fitted with rectangular headlights (made in East Germany[citation needed]) and horizontal rear lights, with triangular turn signal markers mounted on tail fins. Also it had separated bucket seats and the transmission used a floor-mounted gear lever.

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