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Re: ZIS-115
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Wow! The side glass in that ZIS-115 seems substantially thicker than same used (US) Presidential limousines that I recall seeing at the Henry Ford Museum. No wonder it took a bottle jack to raise them.

Perhaps that German "parade car" is soemthing of a a grandfather to modern gas-electric hybrid vehicles.

Posted on: 2008/11/18 15:06
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Somehow I can't see the heads of Soviet government during that time moving a lever a few dozen times to raise the window--opening it, maybe. More likely the driver or some low level aide would be delegated that task. Wonder if they ever said "Comrade, stop the car! I threw my cigarette out so I want one of you to come here and close the window."

There is a commentary in issue 52 of Hemmings Classic Car about the early ZIS and it being Buick copies. He mentions a new book on Soviet cars by British author/historian Andy Thompson. Commentator doesn't go into much detail on the book but unless I'm interpreting it wrong, I think he is advancing the myth of the Packard dies to Russia again for the postwar ZIS.

Posted on: 2008/11/22 14:10
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Re: ZIS-115
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Quote:

HH56 wrote:
Somehow I can't see the heads of Soviet government during that time moving a lever a few dozen times to raise the window--opening it, maybe.


Heck old Nikita Khrushev could have opened that window in 1/2 a minute by pounding on the lever with a shoe!

Posted on: 2008/11/22 15:17
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Re: ZIS-115
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I know the Soviets embalmed their leaders bodies but there still seems to be life in Uncle Joe, amazing that he continues to get around, see pic's.

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Posted on: 2008/11/22 16:05
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"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

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Re: ZIS-115
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Hmmmmmm. Strange that Mao is riding in an MB or GPW ????

"There are those that make their living by the sweat of their brow. Then there are those that just make it, somehow."
Mao Tse Tung.

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Go man-go!

Posted on: 2008/12/9 14:19
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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Quote:
Guscha wrote:.......The machine gun is a derivate of a water-cooled MAXIM AUTOMATIC MACHINE GUN CALIBER .30........

Great Packard accessory, where can I get one? If that doesn't gain you respect on the street, nothing will!

Posted on: 2008/12/23 0:46
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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Boy, this picture says it all. Reminds me of some WW photos where the general is sitting in the back of his staff car and the poor grunts are in the mud pushing.

Posted on: 2008/12/25 12:13
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On display at the Sydney International Motor Show October 2008

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Posted on: 2009/1/10 0:47
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 believe the one with the wax Stalin is in the automotive museum in Riga, Latvia....along with a drunken Breznev wax dummy in his wrecked auto. (Wonder if he got a ticket?)

Posted on: 2009/1/10 1:14
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