GAZ- 13 "Chaika" - Soviet representative large class passenger car , manufactured in small series at the Gorky Automobile Plant c 1959 to 1981 . The Chaika-which means Gull-was favored by Kremlin officials, Soviet heads of state, and senior KGB officers.
There were produced 3189 cars of this model . For a new car has been designed a completely new engine , V8 . As for the design of "Chaika ", contrary to frequent assertions , he did not bear direct resemblance to a particular foreign car model (including - Packard models , etc.), and not only through a completely different proportions of its long wheelbase body with three rows of side windows, but also thanks to completely original designer finds in plastic and design.