VAZ 21061 is a classic of the Soviet period
Legendary "Six" - the most prestigiouscar of the late seventies and early eighties throughout the USSR. Appearances VAZ 21061 waited in the 74th, immediately after the VAZ 2103, but, as is usually the case in the automotive industry, production was slowly developing. But when the six came off the assembly line, and the army of many thousands of Soviet motorists saw a new car, there was no end to the enthusiastic response. Structurally VAZ 21061 repeated the basic parameters of the base model 2101, the chassis of which was already tested on the 2102 and the luxury sedan 2103, in both cases there were no complaints. The chassis could withstand loads of up to one ton without the slightest deformation and was deemed suitable for any subsequent VAZ model with rear-wheel drive.
The VAZ 21061 was equipped with its own engineseries 06 - gasoline, in-line, longitudinal installation, power of 72 hp with upper timing. The diameter of the cylinders was 76 mm, the stroke of the piston was 80 mm. As we see, the working principle of the piston group was still short-stroke, which means that the engine operated in a high-speed mode, which was its technological norm, since the lubrication system of crankshaft and crankshaft nuts is designed for high oil flow pressure. Revolving engines became a hallmark of all VAZ models, and each owner had to take it as a reality.
Many drivers high engine speedseemed unnecessary overexpenditure of fuel, but the economics of VAZ engines was repeatedly proved during tests on the factory track, and also in the process of operation in private. VAZ 21061, the characteristics of which were quite high for that time, was a classic four-door sedan with a spacious trunk, in the niche of which on the right side was a petrol tank for 39 liters. In the front part of the trunk was a shelf 24 cm wide, then the vertical panel separating the luggage compartment from the saloon began. The rear seat of the "six" was a solid three-seater, and the back was divided into two parts by the reclining armrest. The back seat stuffing was natural, made of coconut fleece.
Since the car VAZ 21061 was considered a carthe upholstery of the seats was velor, and the doors had upholstery from high-quality locks with embossing. Door internal handles were made of polyurethane foam and decorated with metalized inserts. Also in the handles were mounted compact ashtrays. The floor was tightened with a thin carpet covering of neutral color, and on top was covered with rubber mats, the shape of which corresponded to all bends and brackets located under the seats. Rugs easily removed from the car, they could be washed and re-laid in place.
The instrument panel of the VAZ 2106 was built in"Torpedo" made of polyurethane with two deflectors in the middle. On the vertical part below the deflectors a small clock was inserted into the special socket. Even lower was the flap with the two control levers of the curtains of the heating unit. An ashtray was even lower. On the right was a classic "glove box" with an internal highlight for small items. The console was installed separately. The shift lever was very comfortable, all the control pedals were also in the optimal position, in terms of convenience. The whole interior was designed carefully, and at the same time the VAZ 21061 tuning allowed in all areas of the exterior, as well as interior layout.