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Re: ZIS-115
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Guscha wrote: This thread will inform you of a car whose very existence was a state secret. ........ I would like to start with a question. We always talked about the plant named after Stalin, the car of Stalin,.......did you ever see him sitting in his car? Once upon a time there was ...


Gerd,

Now that you've baited the line and spread the berley you'd better start hauling in the line because I for one am hooked.
Or, if you do, will the full vengeful force of the KGB come crashing down?

Posted on: 2008/10/26 21:09
Mal
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Bowral, Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia
"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

1938 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

1941 One-Twenty Club Coupe - SOLD

1948 Super Eight Limo, chassis RHD - SOLD

1950 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

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Re: ZIS-115
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Guscha wrote: Chapter one - the early years
......he asked to armour the car with the best steel money can buy - a bunker on wheels.........A single door had a weight of 350 kg (771.618 lbs).......


Begs the question, how much did the car now weigh "all up"?

Posted on: 2008/10/27 20:27
Mal
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Bowral, Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia
"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

1938 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

1941 One-Twenty Club Coupe - SOLD

1948 Super Eight Limo, chassis RHD - SOLD

1950 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

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Guscha wrote:.......7 tons (15432.361 lbs)........

Gerd,

No bull!

An awful lot of avoirdupois there. It goes without saying the suspension is beefed up considerably but what about the tyres? What brand/type/rating did they use to support the extremely large load?

And an question, What is the sports car next to the Limo? Allard?

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Posted on: 2008/10/27 21:20
Mal
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Bowral, Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia
"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

1938 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

1941 One-Twenty Club Coupe - SOLD

1948 Super Eight Limo, chassis RHD - SOLD

1950 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

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I believe a similar armoured Packard was built for Walter Ruether, the American labor union organizer. Perhaps one of the heaviest U.S. cars built was the "Father Devine" Duesenberg which apparently suffered all kinds of maladies from it's excessive weight. I don't think it was armoured but it was built on a greatly extended wheelbase. Somewhere I have some information on both cars, I'll see if I can find it over the next few weeks.

Posted on: 2008/10/28 7:37
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Guscha wrote: Yes, the tires!........I meanwhile translated four different sources........Tire tracks of a heroine........Let us start with Yaroslavl, World Cultural Heritage and I augur from you silence ...... relatively unknown........


Gerd,

Again the depth of your research is remarkable. This is compounded by the difficulties, not to mention time and effort you've spent, in the task of translation. And, your doorway to Yaroslavl is another insight into the "Cultural Revolution" to borrow a phrase.

Posted on: 2008/10/28 16:55
Mal
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Bowral, Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia
"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

1938 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

1941 One-Twenty Club Coupe - SOLD

1948 Super Eight Limo, chassis RHD - SOLD

1950 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

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Posted on: 2008/10/29 0:23
Mal
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Bowral, Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia
"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

1938 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

1941 One-Twenty Club Coupe - SOLD

1948 Super Eight Limo, chassis RHD - SOLD

1950 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

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Guscha wrote:......I believe it grants a preview of the result of Erics speedster project......

And here you will find the RR THE Queen prefers to wear with a yellow costume:.......


Eric,

Them's fighting words!

Gerd,

Ahhhhh..... The dreaded "Rolls Cunardly"

Posted on: 2008/10/29 14:47
Mal
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Bowral, Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia
"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

1938 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

1941 One-Twenty Club Coupe - SOLD

1948 Super Eight Limo, chassis RHD - SOLD

1950 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

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I've not heard that the Father Divine Duesenberg survived, but I suppose it could be hidden away in some garage in Philadelphia, Duesenbergs have a VERY high survival rate. Brings to mind Mr. Leno's recent "find" of a Duesenberg which some of you may have read about recently.

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Guscha wrote:......I believe it grants a preview of the result of Erics speedster project......

And here you will find the RR THE Queen prefers to wear with a yellow costume:.......


Eric,

Them's fighting words!

Gerd,

Ahhhhh..... The dreaded "Rolls Cunardly"


Damn! The secret's out! I figured if Obama's gonna be elected I might as well sport a .50 Cal on the Speedster for "self defense" purposes!

Posted on: 2008/10/29 20:16
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Goscha: I have always have some doubts about the so-called early accomplishments of the manned space program of the Soviet Union, they were faked.


John F. Shireman

Posted on: 2008/10/30 20:35
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