Kherson MMZIS115 Russian ZIL 110 Armored Limousine with Josef Stalin (1:43 Scale)
"To choose one's victim, to prepare one's plan minutely, to slake an implacable vengeance, and then go to bed...There is nothing sweeter in the world."
- Soviet Premier, Joseph Stalin
The ZIL-110 was a limousine produced by ZIL and introduced in 1946. Essentially, the 110 was a copy of a 1938 Packard 180, and powered by a 6-litre, 8-cylinder engine producing 140hp which gave it a top speed of over 140 km/h. Made in both sedan and convertible versions, production of the vehicle eventually ended in 1958.
Zavod Imeni Likhacheva (ZIL or ZiL - Likhachev Factory) is a major Russian truck and heavy equipment manufacturer, which also produced armored cars for most Soviet leaders, as well as buses, armored fighting vehicles, and aerosans. The company also produces hand-built limousines and high-end luxury sedans in extremely low quantities, primarily for the Russian government. ZIL passenger cars are priced at the equivalent of models from Maybach and Rolls-Royce, but are largely unknown outside the CIS and production rarely exceeds a dozen cars per year.
The factory was founded in 1916 as Avtomobilnoe Moskovskoe Obshchestvo (AMO - Moscow Automotive Enterprise). The plans were to produce Fiat F-15 1.5 ton trucks under license. Because of the October Revolution and the subsequent Russian Civil War it took until 1 November 1924 to produce the first vehicle, the AMO-F-15. In 1931 the factory was re-equipped and expanded with the help of the U.S. A.J. Brandt Co., changed its name to Automotive Factory No. 2 Zavod Imeni Stalina (ZIS or ZiS). After Nikita Khrushchev denounced the cult of personality of Joseph Stalin in 1956, the name was changed again to Zavod Imeni Likhacheva, after its former director Ivan Alekseevich Likhachev.
Pictured here is a 1:43 scale up-armored ZIL 110 limousine used by Soviet Premier Josef Stalin. Comes with Stalin figure. Sold Out!
Length: 4 inches