One of the creators of VAZ-2101 died at the age of 85

One of the creators of the “penny” Dmitry Avdesnyak died at the age of 85

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Один из создателей ВАЗ-2101 умер в возрасте 85 лет

Dmitry Avdesnyak (Photo: you_love_samara/VK)

One of the creators of the domestic VAZ-2101 Dmitry Avdesnyak has died, according to the telegram channels “Togliatti 24” and Mash.

The veteran of AVTOVAZ was 85 years old, he did not live to see his birthday one day.

Avdesnyak started working as a GAS technologist, and with the launch of AVTOVAZ he moved to Togliatti. It was he who was responsible for the technical changes that were made to the Fiat 124 and eventually turned the Italian prototype into the VAZ-2101.

The legendary car has undergone many upgrades, and its heirs were produced until 2014 (the last copies were collected in Egypt from Togliatti car kits). In total, about 18 million Lada cars of the classic family were produced.

For the last 20 years, Avdesnyak has worked at the plant as a deputy chief engineer for production preparation. He retired in 2000.

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