RUSSIA: Moskvich

Russia has moved in on the low-priced car market in Western Europe. Her Moskvich was a big hit at the Brussels auto show. A four-cylinder four-seater, its radiator cap flaunting a red star, the Moskvich sold fast at $978, much the cheapest car at the show. For this quo, plus some gram and minerals, Russia's quid, under a trade treaty with Belgium, included sheet steel, copper, electrical equipment, and $150,000 worth of herring.


Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!