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Native name
Founded1989 (1989)
FounderGrigory Rysin
Defunct1999 (1999)

Avtokam (Ru:Ассоциация Автокам) was a Russian association of factories engaged in production of cars branded as Avtokam[1].


In 1989, in Elabuga the conference gathered plants associated with the production car on which it was decided to create a new venture for the production of inexpensive cars by screwdriver assembly. The company was organized in the form of an association whose members provide their shares in the form of free workshops. Become members of the association, 37 enterprises such as:

  • Karpov Chemical Plant (Mendeleyevsk, lent his vacant housing)
  • Ivanovo Machine Tool Association (provided plant in Shuya)
  • Joint venture "Intertap" (provided their legal rights to commit currency transactions)
  • Tatneftekhimmontage (provided their legal rights to commit currency transactions)

and other.

Even though a member was as Elabuzhskij city executive Committee, which is a registered company, it soon went out of Elabuga and moved its headquarter in Naberezhnye Chelny. Originally planned to carry out the assembly Mendeleevsk and Shuya.

As a foreign partner was selected FSV British company that released the Rickman Ranger car with rear wheel drive and the frame structure. According to the agreement the 70% of car company sends FSV. In the future, planned to fully localize the assembly.

Autokam Ranger/2160 short wheelbase version
Autokam 2160 long wheelbase version

27 May 1991 Mendeleevsk opened production, but a lot of hope in Shuya factory, has more power. In the same year it began production of cars called Avtokam Ranger.

In 1992 the cars were renamed Avtokam-2160. Before the year was collected 48 cars Mendeleevsk and Shuya and 2 car in Stakhanov, Ukraine. In this partnership with FSV over. She did not put another 950 kits and its leadership has disappeared. Between plants and any contradictions, production was discontinued, and had to find new ones.

Between plants and any contradictions, production was discontinued in Shuya. At this time, the imported parts were replaced by Russian. In 1995 zavaod became a subsidiary of the joint Russian-Austrian joint venture Mende-Rossi. Production Mendeleevsk lasted until 1997.

In 1993, production began at the Velta Machine-Building Plant, which together with Avtokam (in 1993 became a joint stock company), Perm factory "MASHINOSTROITEL" and the Ural Research Institute of composite materials formed a joint venture Permavto Ltd.. Company cars were called Avtokam-Parma.

In 1994 was formed a new company, Open joint-stock company "Perm-avto."

In 1995 Avtokam left the joint venture by selling him the technical documentation. The inscription on the grile changed with Avtokam on Velta. Was modified front end and launched production of the long version.

In 1997 he was released as two cars with all-wheel drive: one Velta-2163 and one Velta-21631 (higher roof).

In 1997, production was discontinued in Perm. Total in late 1993 and 1997, there were issued 53-2160 Autocom car in the basic version.

In 1999 he was released and another car on this production ceased.

Total has been issued no more than 150 pieces.



  • Autokam Ranger (1991)
  • Autokam-2160 (1992-1997, 1999)
  • Autokam-Parma (1993)
  • Autokam-2160 long (1995-1997)
  • Velta-2163 (1997)
  • Velta-21631 (1997).


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