Russian GAZ-67 Model B Development Video

Model A Ford Garage

The Soviet Union began producing Model A's in Russia under license from Ford in 1932.

A new plant designed by Albert Khan for Ford and operated with advisors from Ford USA was built. The GAZ-AA trucks and Model A Phaetons were first produced there.

The Russians then began producing their own vehicle variants based on the Ford Model B, such as the GAZ-67 Four Wheel Drive "Russian Willys" for World War II. About 100,000 were produced.

1943 GAZ-67

The ГАЗ-67 had a Russian produced Model B engine and 4 speed AA/BB transmission, with specially developed 4WD transfer case and front steering axle.

The gas tank was a variant of the Model A, and the hood top panels were Model A style.

The YouTube video below shows a lot of great original archival footage of the development of the Russian ГАЗ-67 Model B "Russian Willys".

Автомобиль Советской Армии "Иван-Виллис" ГАЗ-67

The additional YouTube video below shows considerable detail of a restored ГАЗ-67.

In the Roman alphabet GAZ stands for Gorkovsky Avtomobilny Zavod, Nizhny Novgorod, translated as Gorky Automobile Plant. In Russian Cyrillic "Го́рьковский Автомоби́льный Заво́д" is shortened to "ГАЗ" (GAZ).

Look familiar? Photo by Piotr Widuchowski


More related "ГАЗ" information on Ford Garage:

  1. Model A & B Russian GAZ-67 Engine Start Video  
  2. Model A Russian GAZ-67B Gas Tank & Instrument Panel  
  3. Model B Russian GAZ Cylinder Head  
  4. Model B Russian GAZ Valve Cover  
  5. Model A Russian GAZ-AA and ZIS-5 Video  
  6. 1930 Model A Pуководство Instruction Book (Russian)  

March 2012