Yes, I know it’s not Saturday but I gotta keep up with the theme.
This is a first bus in my collection and I do love busses. This one is one of the least expensive ones on the market. I always loved the way these looked. They have no sharp edges and feel so lovable. Model that replaced it is quite ugly in comparison.
PAZ 672 was produced from 1967 to 1993. It was one of the smaller buses on the market. It’s main purpose was transportation of people to work sites in places with poorly constructed roads that required high road clearance and all-terrain ability. Many of these were 4 wheel drive and rode on top of GAZ 66 truck chassis used by the military.
Like most other Soviet vehicles that had recycled components from other cars this was no exception. 115 vp V8 engine and gearbox came from a GAZ 53 and various chassis componenets from a ZIL.
Over the course of 25 years nearly 300,000 units were built in different variations.
This is a 1/43 scale model. It is made in China. The body is is single piece made of metal. It has black, plastic undercarriage. Nicely detailed wheels with rubber tires. Black, plastic interior. Separate rear view mirrors, separate headlights and tail lights, separate windshield wipers, separate front and rear bumper.
Overall I am quite pleased with it. This model cost me $25 + shipping. If you are a collector of Soviet busses I would recommend buying it.