Legendary Soviet compact-class passenger car "first zhiguli or kopeyka (coin)" was the dream of every Soviet citizen.
The mass production of this people's car started on September 1970 and lasted till 1986. In the 1960s the Soviet car construction was significantly behind the country's growing requirements. Therefore, the Council of Ministers of the U.S.S.R., decided to purchase a modern plant from abroad to produce inexpensive middle- and compact-class cars.
Beloved "Aunt Mirta’s limousine" in iconic Latvian film "THE LIMOUSINE IN THE COLOUR OF MIDSUMMER’S EVE" (1980) now also displayed at Riga Motor Museum's branch exhibition in Bauska.