Test drive GAZ 53
In 1961, the GAZ 53 was introduced as an onboard truck (GAZ 53F), which was equipped with a chassis and a 82 hp forced engine. GAZ-51 models. With such a power unit, the truck could reach speeds of up to 75 km / h. The rear axle was also borrowed from the GAZ-51, and the gearbox from the GAZ-63. Car load capacity ranged from 3 to 3.5 tons. As for the transmission, there was installed a 4-speed manual gearbox. Production of this version lasted until January 1967.
In 1964, the “base” model GAZ 53 was also introduced, which was equipped with a power unit ZMZ-53 V8, whose power was 115 hp. The maximum speed of this version was 85 km / h. But its release did not last long, or rather just one year.
In 1965, a modified version of the side truck (GAZ 53A) appeared with an increased carrying capacity of up to four tons. And in 1966, a modification of the GAZ 53A-016 appeared, which was an army modification of the GAZ-53A with an additional 105-liter fuel tank, a preheater and a set of additional equipment. Both versions (53A and 53A-016) were in the production program until 1983.
GAZ 53. Greetings from the past
In 1984, the production of two more serial modifications started: GAZ 53-19 and GAZ 53-27, the power units of which used natural gas as fuel, only GAZ 53-19 worked on liquefied gas (engine power 105 hp), and GAZ 53-27 on compressed (engine power 100 hp). The maximum speed of the models was 80 km / h, and their production was completed in 1992.
There were also special modifications, such as, for example, the GAZ 53B-02 version with the chassis for the GAZ-SAZ dump truck (SAZ-3503). There were also export models intended for use in tropical (GAS 53-50) and moderate (GAZ-53-70) climates.
The production of the GAZ 53 series of cars was completed in 1992, and for the entire period of production, about four million trucks were assembled.