Considered the height of 1960s Russian fashion, the Volga GAZ-21 is a car that only Jay Leno could love.
Perhaps the least exotic car sitting in Jay Leno’s garage, the 1966 Volga GAZ-21 was an expensive Russian car in its day and, as the Denim Chin says, partly responsible for the downfall of Communism. While not a terrible car in its own right, consider that Americans would have been driving around in Cadillacs and Oldsmobiles while well-heeled Russians and KGB staffers had to make do with this heavy, primitive motor. But what it lacks in style it makes up for in nostalgic value: Leno’s model still wears tires that say “Made in the USSR”.
The stand-up comic is in his element in his latest production, pulling out his Russian accent at every opportunity to make lighthearted quips about the no-nonsense Soviet-mobile.