Russian Convertible. 1972 SMZ. SMZ in Serpuchow, near Moscow, produced a very basic 3-wheel vehicle intended for use by war veterans, until the Late '50's. In 1956 a 4-wheeled car -the SAZ - was produced, with more car-like qualities & still available for veterans. A hardtop was available. It was produced into the '70's when the SDZ or "Sputnik" arrived. This car is fitted with hand controls.