Moskvitch-423 is the first production car in the USSR with a cargo-passenger five-door station wagon body, produced in 1957-1963. It was designed using the same side panel with curved rain gutters and the same rear panel with a high boot lid sill. The rear seat folds down to create a cargo compartment 1,473 mm long and 1,220 mm wide. With the rear seats folded, the car could carry 250 kg of cargo and two people, including the driver. There was a horizontal niche under the floor for a spare wheel. The rear springs were 5 mm wider than those of the base model Moskvich-402. The rear fifth door opened to the left, its threshold was at a height of 760 mm from the ground. Since 1961, a simpler version of the station wagon was produced with angular rear door frames and a solid gutter running along the entire roof.

Assembly: MZMA (Moscow, USSR)

Years of production: 1957—1963

Production: 510 units

Length: 4055 mm

Width: 1540 mm

Height: 1600 mm

Powerplant: M402

Engine: 4 cylinders; 1360 cc

Power: 45 HP

Maximum speed: 110 km/h

Fuel consumption: 9 l/100 km

Load capacity: 1420 kg

Weight: 950 kg

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