I’ve always wanted a Lada Niva for reasons I can’t fully explain so when one turned up for sale very close to my house with the owner looking for a trade one a running beater car I immediately looked into it. I was looking unload my beater Chrysler LeBaron so I arranged a trade with the owner. The Niva is a bit rough but I’m hoping that it doesn’t take too much to get up and going again. Due to some wiring issues and missing keys I got it towed home. First thing to clear out all the stuff in it and give it a reasonable to clean to see what I had to work with.
was full of crap and filthy inside
Random duck sits on the dash.
The Niva came with these tools – bonus.
1.7L four cylinder with fuel injection using GM parts.
I figured out how to out the rear hatch – there is a tiny lever behind the driver’s seat. Struts don’t hold it up anymore.
Back was so full of crap I neglected to notice the rear seat was missing. Belts are there though.
The interior after a quick clean. I’ve got quite a few interior panels that where tossed in the rear. Not sure if I have all. The heater area was hacked when someone stole the steoro so I’ll need to source that at some point. I do have the driver’s side kick panel to cover that mess.