1960′s Cars 

Gagarin’s favorite French car

The French sport car “Matra Djet” was a present to the first cosmonaut who was about to rocket out into the outer space – Yuri Gagarin. It was the manufacturer’s publicity stunt to gain more popularity. However, it didn’t help and Matra models were out of production in 1967. Mécanique Aviation Traction (Matra) had existed as a unit only until 1994.

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