Scale Model Lada Russian Police Car VAZ 2101. Made in the USSR before the breakup of the Soviet Union. The scale is 1:43. The hood and trunk open. In the original display box with in VG condition with some storage wear and some rubbing to the box, toy is mint. About 5". Scarce.
The VAZ-2101 Zhiguli (Жигули) was one of the cars manufactured in Russia and the Soviet Union by AvtoVAZ during 1970-2012. The exports were branded as Lada. The VAZ-2101 compact sedan was nicknamed "Kopeyka" (1/100 of the ruble, basically a penny). The car was a modified licensed version of the Fiat 124 tailored for the Soviet Union and much of the Eastern Bloc.