This Uaz469, has been restored in our own workshops by our specialist technicians.
We can also offer diesel conversions, using the VM 2.5 unit. Other engines available as well, also suspension and tyre modifications and, for the wild amongst you a V8 420 BHP option.
Fit slightly wider tyres, and you have a stunning unit to impress!
In 1960 the Ulyanovsk Motor Vehicle Plant, which was then manufacturing the UAZ-69 and UAZ-69A series of 4x4 light cross-country vehicles, built the prototype of the UAZ-469, a new vehicle of the same basic type based on the use of many components from the UAZ-450 range of 4x4 forward control vehicles designed mainly for civilian use. The UAZ-69 was not placed in production, however, and further development was then undertaken to produce the UAZ-469B. This entered production in 1972 and generally replaced almost all of the UAZ-69 and UAZ-69A light vehicles in the armies of the USSR and of most other Warsaw Pact members.
The UAZ-469B uses the engine, transmission, axles, brakes and other parts of the UAZ-452 series of 4x4 light vehicles, which are used in both civilian and military roles. The vehicle was widely exported outside the USSR, especially to the Arab countries of the Middle East, and was also made available on the civilian market as the Tundra.
The main improvements over the earlier vehicle provided by the UAZ-469B include a sight increase in the payload, greater road speed and, perhaps most important of all, much longer operational range.
The layout of the UAZ-469B is conventional, with the engine at the front, the driver and one passenger in the centre each with a side door, and a rear payload compartment. This last has a three-man bench seat with a door on each side, and
a further two men can sit at the rear, one on each side facing each other. The windscreen can be folded forward on to the bonnet, the tops of the doors removed and the canvas top folded down. When carrying the maximum number of personnel, the vehicle has a freight payload of only 100 kg (220 lb), but when only the driver and one passenger are carried this payload is increased to 600 kg (1,323 lb). The vehicle can also tow a 600-kg (1,323-1b) unbraked or 2000-kg (4,409-1b) braked trailer.
The four-cylinder petrol engine is coupled to a manual gearbox with four forward and one reverse gear, and there is a two-speed transfer case. The suspension consists of semi elliptical springs and hydraulic shock absorbers; 8.40 x 15 tyres are fitted all round; a spare wheel and tyre are carried on the rear.
In addition to the basic model, there is also a UAZ-469G ambulance model that can carry four passengers in addition to the driver, a fully enclosed van-type vehicle used for a variety of roles, and another that has rear-mounted equipment to dispense pennants into the ground to mark clear lanes in NBC-contaminated areas.