The Volkswagen Beetle is a car we are all familiar with. More than 20 million were sold. While the name “Porsche” is associated with expensive cars, Ferdinand Porsche had a life-long interest in a small car that an average working person could afford.
Willam H. Lambretta presented a Lambretta-engined prototype at the Paris Salon in 1966. He formed Lambretta S.A.F.D.–a company that marketed and rebadged Italian imports by Lawil, Casalini, and others.< p/>
"ZAZ" stands for "Zaporozhsky Avtomobilny Zavod" or "Zaporozhet's Automotive Factory. It was conceived in 1958 as a result of a decision of the Soviet government to build a "people’s car", similar to the Volkswagen Beetle in Germany or the Citroën 2CV in France.