Žiga express – The golden cab
The iconic vehicles of Eastern Europe on your desk!
In 1970, the first Lada 1200 aka the VAZ 2101 came off the assembly line in the city of Tolyatti in the USSR, and instantly changed the streetscape of the Eastern Bloc. Just like most socialist vehicles, the Lada 1200 also took its time to arrive: in Hungary, the first owners could take their new Lada 1200 for the first ride in June 1971. The iconic four-wheeled vehicle became popular as the Zhiguli in Hungary, and thanks to its reliability, practicability and comfort, it soon became the preferred vehicle of cabdrivers on the busy roads of Budapest.
Learn more about the Žiga express automobile here...
The CHROMIEZ collection brings to life the emblematic four-wheeled vehicles of the Eastern Bloc, in limited quantities. The miniature, custom designed automobiles envisioned by HYPEANDHYPER were made in the workrooms of Hungarian craftsmen, with care, expertise and love.
In addition to the wooden cars, you can also get special numbered prints as part of the CHROMIEZ collection!
Dimensions: 〜 170 x 87 x 62 mms, 〜 350 grams
Materials: car body – painted beech, wheels – aluminum, rubber, lamps & roof sign – jigs
100% EAST. 100% HYPE.