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GAZ-13 "Tchaika" in front of GAZ-12 ZIM, Eastern Berlin, 1962

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GAZ-13 "Tchaika" in front of GAZ-12 ZIM, Eastern Berlin, 1962. 3rd car appears to be a Tatra, the convertible parked at right is a Wartburg 1000.

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Short title: (Eastern) Berlin, Schnellstraße Adlergestell-Schönefeld Opened to the Public

28th April, 1962, new Schnellstraße (highway) Adlergestell-Schönefeld officially opened. Capital of GDR has since 28th April, 1962, a new Schnellstraße of 4.13 km (2.57 mls) with highway character. It connects Grünau Adlergestell with the traffic hub Schönefeld in the South near central airport Berlin-Schönefeld, and meets Fernverkehrsstraße 119 (freeway 119). New concrete road is 15m (16.4 yd) wide and has a white center line that separates lanes. Mayor Friedrich Ebert opened the highway to the public at 10:50 in attendance of the GDR Minister of Transport,  Erwin Kramer, the GDR Minister of Construction, Ernst Scholz, and other guests.

Picture shows first cars on the new highway.

Source: Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-92760-0002 / CC-BY-SA via WIKIPEDIA

This image was provided to Wikimedia Commons by the German Federal Archive (Deutsches Bundesarchiv) as part of a cooperation project. The German Federal Archive guarantees an authentic representation only using the originals (negative and/or positive), resp. the digitalization of the originals as provided by the Digital Image Archive.

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Kurztitel: Berlin, Schnellstraße Adlergestell-Schönefeld eingeweiht

Zentralbild-Quis-Wl-At. 28. 4. 1962 Neue Schnellstraße Adlergestell-Schönefeld eingeweiht. Die Hauptstadt der DDR verfügt seit 28. 4. 1962 über eine neue 4. 13 Kilometer lange Schnellstraße mit Autobahncharakter. Sie verbindet das Grünauer Adlergestell mit dem südlichen Verkehrsknotenpunkt Schönefeld, wo sich auch der Zentralflughafen befindet, und mündet in die Fernverkehrsstraße 119 ein. Die neue Betonschallbahn ist 15 Meter breit und mit einem weissen Mittelstreifen versehen, der beide Fahrbahnseiten trennt. Oberbürgermeister Friedrich Ebert-Mitglied des Politbüros des ZK der SED-gab um 10. 50 Uhr in Anwesenheit des Ministern für Verkehrswesen, Erwin Kramer, des Ministers für Bauwesen, Ernst Scholz, und anderen Persönlichkeiten die neue Schnellstraße für den Verkehr frei. UBz: Die ersten Autos befahren die neue Schnellstraße.

1946 Packard ZIS-110 limousines in post World War II Russia

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8x10 black and white sepia-toned Packard Co. file photograph of 1946 Packards in factory, two female workers pictured. Inscribed on photo back; production of ZIS-110 limousines in early post WWII Russia, powered by 8-cylinder, 140-horsepower engine, based upon 1941/42 Packard senior series dies sold to U.S.S.R. through U.S. government urging, designers reportedly began work on ZIS-110 in July 1944, & first cars began coming off assembly line early in 1946, early photographs in U.S. of ZIS-110 appeared in Automotive Industries, 1 July 1946, page 43.

Item # EB01e824

Photo courtesy of the Detroit Public Library, National Automotive History Collection and used with permission.

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From the Dan Yocum Collection

A ZIL-111A, the first of four versions, while passing the Kremlin in Moscow.


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From the Dan Yocum Collection

A black ZIL-111B in Moscow 1961.


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A ZIS-110 at the Red Square in Moscow. In the background is the Saint Basil's Cathedral.

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