Filed under: Luxury Cars & Autos
A 1949 ZIL ZIS-110 limousine that belonged to Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin is being offered for sale in Finland via global online luxury marketplace JamesList at an undisclosed price. The car, a sort of Russian Rolls-Royce, is based on the Packard Super Eight and powered by a 6 liter, 8 cylinder engine producing 140 hp with a top speed of over 87 mph. Stalin was supposedly given a Packard by FDR during the war and was so impressed that he ordered ZIL to copy it. Stalin used the vehicle, a landaulet painted Soviet green, as a parade car from 1950–1953, a fact borne out by documents from Russia's Ministry of Defense as well as archival photos. Restored to complete perfection, it has only 1276 km on it and features a stately leather interior. See the gallery for pix.
Gallery: Stalin's ZIS 110 Limousine