Vintage Car Looks Exactly Like a Character from an Animated Movie

Doesn’t this vintage car look exactly like an animated character from a Pixar movie?

Twitter QuirkyRides Belka

Developed by the Central Scientific Research Automobile and Automotive Engines Institute of the USSR / Russian Federation, known also with a much more user-friendly abbreviation NAMI, the car even has an appropriate name for a cartoon character: Belka means ‘squirrel’.

I’m used to thinking—wrongly or rightly—that Soviet design is, to put it politely, butt-ugly. (Think of brutalism, for example.) But this car is, indeed, very cute for midcentury modern design, even if it looks top-heavy (and perhaps therefore too wobbly for safety).

Image via QuirkyRides on Twitter.

Some things are just too silly not to share!