20. GAZ-M20 Pobeda
The manufacturing of the Pobeda was launched in the Soviet Union in 1946. The model was ahead of its times even by European standards – it was not until 1953 that the production of similarly well-equipped Mercedes-Benz began. Its new features included a self-supporting chassis, electric indicting lights, windscreen wipers and heating. The Pobeda was a favourite among state-owned company directors. Even Főtaxi, the state-owned Budapest taxi company, purchased Pobedas from 1955.
The vehicle on display was manufactured in 1947, in the first production period, when the cars were still produced in a small workshop environment. It was first registered for use on Hungarian roads in 1951, the company car of the Közlekedési és Műszaki Vállalat (Transport and Technical Company).
Salvaging the vehicle
The car was added to the Museum’s collection after its complete reconstruction and is one of the most prominent features of the nostalgia park.
year of manufacturing: 1946 / 1958
weight: 1460 kg
Top speed: 105 km/h