Classic American Cars Show Up to Moscow Retro Rally
And you thought Russo American relations were bad. Late last month, dozens of classic American and European cars showed up for the running of Moscow’s annual Retro Rally. Entrants got together to swap stories and snap a few pictures of the cars before the event got underway. In its 10th year, the Retro Rally is by definition a “regularity rally”, pitting drivers against the clock to maintain a consistent average speed over the entire course, which is run on public roads. It isn’t exactly the “in-200-meters-kink-left-severity-4-after-high-crest” type of rallying, but the gorgeous cars surely make up for it. Take a look at some of these iconic classics snapped by EnglishRussia. 1938-1941 Cadillac Sixty Special
This big pre-war sedan is powered by Cadillac’s 5.7-liter V8, good for 130-horsepower. Only 3,703 were manufactured, making this model quite the exclusive find.
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1936-1937 Cord 812 Convertible
The 810 broke the mold as America’s first homegrown front-wheel drive car, but don’t think its kindred to today’s economy cars. It packs a 4.7-liter V8; admittedly it does only produce 125hp.
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1959-1960 Cadillac Eldorado
The Eldorado has seen nearly as many facelifts as Russia has seen tsars. Back in ’59, it was all tailfins, smooth lines and Cadillac’s 6.4-liter V8.
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1960-1964 Ford Galaxie 500
In 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1 into outer space. Three years later, Ford brought this Galaxie into showrooms. Which do you prefer: space race or drag race?
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