Porsche in Soviet Union USSR

Porsche in Soviet Union USSR


Weekend heading: Porsche 911 appeared in the Soviet police in the late 1970s. At the international exposition of police equipment, a Porsche 911 Targa car in the coloring of the Soviet police was presented. Most sources claim that there were two Porsches, not one.

Any foreign car in the USSR was a rarity, and Porsche seemed like an alien from outer space among these few copies, many motorists did not even know what this car was called.

Two Porsche 911 cars were purchased for the needs of the traffic police and for comparison with domestic counterparts of those years. The comparison was not in favor of domestic cars. But several traffic police crews still managed to serve on these two vehicles for some time.
After some time, one car was temporarily transferred to AZLK (Moskvich) for study and was tested, including at the NAMI test site, with dismantled beacons and other police equipment.

The delivery of PORSCHE 911 cars for the traffic police was quite an interesting event, their further fate is not known, but they did not travel along the roads of Moscow for a long time. The story is lost in the mid-eighties, presumably, one car was sold through a thrift store to a private person and left for Leningrad.

By the way, Ferdinand Porsche himself was in the USSR and traveled from the western borders right up to Lake Baikal. In 1932, in the USSR, at their invitation, he visited large automotive plants in the USSR, and at the end of the trip, the USSR government offered him the post of Chief Designer at one of the plants, but Ferdinand Porsche refused and went back to Germany with the words: “In a country where no roads, I won’t be able to build my cars.