Video: Very Strange "capsules": Ordinary Cars That No One Drove
Finding a rare old-school Porsche or a Soviet "kopeck" without a run in the garage is a real success! Such machines are able to decorate a private collection and enrich the one who found them. And they are often taken care of, not chasing them in vain. But what about finds like the post-Soviet Zhiguli or ToyotCamry, which were not driven at all? But they do exist! We have collected seven interesting finds that are discouraging - because they usually drive such cars. They travel a lot!
A luxury sedan has never been bought to decorate private collections. Despite the status of "Lada with a plus", the Soviet "seven" was and remains a workhorse. They ride on it, ride relatives, potatoes and seedlings, and on weekends arrange a snow drift at roundabouts, after which they repair it for a long time and dreary with sledgehammers, hacksaws and cobblestones.
But this eggplant sedan stands out from the stereotypical image. Despite its age, the car is actually new, and the odometer shows only 1000 kilometers! In addition, the 74-horsepower VAZ is in a completely original condition: with caps and mud flaps, but without a radio tape recorder and a right mirror. All by mid-00s factory standards. Amazingly authentic "save".
If you dive a little deeper into the past, you can get a whole "five" of 1991 release, on which, even if there was a fly, it was in shoe covers. None of the assemblies, including clamps and nuts, are familiar with domestic roads. The sedan spent decades in a garage confinement, which is why it has survived better than one can imagine when thinking about the 30-year-old Lada.
The rather high cost of the "capsule" is explained not only by the nuances of operation, but also by the special export configuration. The interior of the "five" is refined with leather upholstery and supplemented with rear seat belts, and the exterior has received Czechoslovakian headlights. During the downtime, the owner managed to eliminate a couple of minor defects in the paintwork and took care of replacing fluids and rubber bands. In a word, do you take it? Best of all - to a private collection.
What is the probability of finding an untouched ToyotCamry of the year before last in the garage? We would say scanty. But look: this Camry in the back of the XV40 (produced from 2006 to 2011) stood in the garage for 12 years and hardly ever went. Since 2008, the thrifty owner has wound a mere trifle on the odometer - about 2200 kilometers. How did it happen?
According to blogger and part-time professional lover of garage finds, Roma Urraco, Toyota's tiny mileage and pristine appearance are the result of frequent use of a company car by the owner. In theory, he might not have bought a private car at all, but for some reason he did it. And now the "time capsule" is of interest on the "secondary". She has her own 12-year-old tires, and in the service book there is one mark about the passage of MOT (October 2009) with a run of 1348 kilometers.
However, it will not work fabulously to wind up the price tag. Judging by the equipment, the find is a basic version of the Camry with a 2.4 engine (167 hp), velor interior and halogen headlights. True, the five-speed "automatic" and two-zone climate control somewhat correct the situation.
Lots of ToyotCamry
Now take a look at this line of black sedans of the current, eighth generation (index XV70). In March, cars were found among birches near Chelyabinsk, near the regional rehabilitation center. Most likely, you remember this amazing story, but just in case, let us remind you: as it turned out, a collection of five dozen sedans was ordered in 2019 by the regional government specifically for the BRICS and Shanghai Cooperation Organization summits. However, the events were postponed, the cars were not used and, in fact, abandoned for six months away from covered parking lots. The entire batch of 56 cars cost the regional budget 120 million rubles.
Later, when photos of the abandoned Camry were circulated on social networks, the regional authorities ordered the transfer of some of the cars to medical institutions and social services to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The remaining sedans found another job: they finally replaced the outdated vehicle fleet of the Chelyabinsk government and for the first time in six months the parking lot underwent a full run-in.
For the Italian brand, the 510-horsepower Gallardo has become a truly massive model. Before the birth of Gallardo in 2003, the Lamborghini brand did not know the circulation of 14 thousand cars in ten years. And so far this figure has not been covered by either the heritage Huracan or the Urus crossover. Does Gallardo travel a lot around the world? Yes in bulk! How much does each of the cars wind on the odometer? And then!
However, before you is an exception to the rule. The black copy is sold at Automotive News and has an interesting feature - a mileage of 2.3 thousand kilometers. Since 2013, that is, the last model in the life, the car has changed two owners, but it never really became used. Perhaps the reluctance to ride was explained by a special “farewell” Final Edition series with a forced, 560-horsepower engine. At the same time, they asked for a little less than 10 million rubles for a sports car, and this is lower than for similar models from the open spaces of Automotive News, and with more mileage.
Bmw 7 series
Chechnya, Grozny, our days. The 2000 BMW 750iL is looking for an owner, sporting pristine Status paintwork, exquisite bodywork and a light gray leather interior that doesn’t feel the burden of twenty years. Under the hood is the "same" 12-cylinder engine with a capacity of 326 horsepower. And the mileage … it is surprisingly low: six thousand kilometers!
Although the elongated "boomer" is not formally called a "time capsule", the distance wound on the odometer spurred the seller to raise the price tag to the level of 3.7 million rubles. And this fact slightly upset the connoisseurs of the Bavarian classics of the nineties. For comparison: today on Avto.ru there are almost two dozen of such sedans available for a much less weighty price list. However, in fairness: these cars ran much more …
Chevrolet Corvette C4
If you divide the total mileage of this legendary sports car by each year of its long life, you get… one and a half kilometers! Is it surprising? Then let me announce the price tag: 43 thousand dollars, or a little more than three million rubles!
We have no reason not to trust the odometer: until now, the open fourth-generation Corvette has not gotten rid of the protective covers on the sills and seats, or the "native" rubber, despite the 5.7-liter V8 lurking under the hood. According to the seller, the coupe was started only to warm up the engine, and the rest of the time the Corvette stayed in the garage maintaining a comfortable temperature and did not even go to the nearest store.
The reason for the sale was the poor condition of the former owner, who followed the car as a real exhibit - despite the fact that virtually no Corvette can be called super-exclusive. And together with the Chevy, several more cars in a similar condition will leave the garage. Yes, there is such a thing … By the way, there are several similar dvuhdverok on Automotive News. Take a look, maybe one of them is the one that will sink into the soul without any auctions?