Merry Christmas and welcome to Packard Motor Car Information! If you're new here, please register for a free account.  
Login
Username:

Password:

Remember me



Lost Password?

Register now!
FAQ's
Main Menu
Recent Forum Topics
Who is Online
63 user(s) are online (48 user(s) are browsing Forums)

Members: 3
Guests: 60

Joe Wareham, kevinpackard, Marty or Marston, more...
Helping out...
PackardInfo is a free resource for Packard Owners that is completely supported by user donations. If you can help out, that would be great!

Donate via PayPal
Video Content
Visit PackardInfo.com YouTube Playlist

Donate via PayPal



(1) 2 »

ZIS on e-Bay in Texas for $200,000.
#1
Home away from home
Home away from home

Paul Bellefeuille
See User information
I just saw this listing via the Bring A Trailer website.
Looks complete.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/121874159104?rmvSB=true

Posted on: 2016/1/27 10:45
Paul
1955 Clipper Super



"Your fate is just your destiny when you do not try." Cosy Sheridan
 Top  Print 
 


Re: ZIS on e-Bay in Texas for $200,000.
#2
Home away from home
Home away from home

BDC
See User information
I think I would try to find a 42 packard before I would drop $200 for this ZIS! It will take someone with a lot of money and little common sense to buy this.

Posted on: 2016/1/27 11:24
I can explain it to you but I can't understand it for you

Bad company corrupts good character!

Farming: the art of losing money while working 100 hours a week to feed people who think you are trying to kill them
 Top  Print 
 


Re: ZIS on e-Bay in Texas for $200,000.
#3
Forum Ambassador
Forum Ambassador

Owen_Dyneto
See User information
It will take someone with a lot of money and little common sense to buy this.

Hi BDC, I agree with "a lot of money" but not necessarily about the lack of common sense. These cars are very highly sought after by a relatively small cadre of folks, many in Russia and the former USSR territories. I've had the good fortune to become personally involved with 3 of them, and have visited another under restoration in Sweden. Not for the mainstream hobbyists for sure, but still rare, many with a history of famous personage ownership, and valuable. Last one I saw still in a government service was when the father of the little Napoleon (I'm being kind) from North Korea passed some years ago - a fleeting view of it in the funeral cortege. I understand Vladimir Putin owns on. Endlessly interesting features, for example the Russian knock-off of the Carter carburetor - similar enough that Daytona was able to rebuild it, yet different. The mixture of English and Metric specifications, etc. Gusha may have much more to add.

Here's your erstwhile correspondent sitting in the rear of a ZIS parade car while it was local to me in the U.S. And the same car as just delivered in Sweden after re-export from the US. It's a 1950 model. Now, as to whether it's worth the asking price, I haven't a clue.

Attach file:



jpg  (117.51 KB)
177_56a8f55e177b9.jpg 1280X960 px

jpg  (164.57 KB)
177_56a8f635a1608.jpg 1280X960 px

jpg  (95.67 KB)
177_56a8f78441c61.jpg 667X1280 px

Posted on: 2016/1/27 11:47
 Top  Print 
 


Re: ZIS on e-Bay in Texas for $200,000.
#4
Forum Ambassador
Forum Ambassador

Ozstatman
See User information
"Guscha may have much more to add"

Yes, Gerd's input here would be very valuable.

Posted on: 2016/1/27 23:17
Mal
/o[]o\
====

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

What's this?
Put your Packard in the Packard Vehicle Registry!
Here's how!
Any questions - PM or email me at ozstatman@gmail.com
 Top  Print 
 


Re: ZIS on e-Bay in Texas for $200,000.
#5
Home away from home
Home away from home

Guscha
See User information
Paul (55clipperguy) thanks for the good catch. I was alerted by a friend from UK. The seller intends to adopt a three-pronged strategy

-> offer #1 ($200,000.00)
-> offer #2 ($230,000.00)
-> offer #3 ($50,000 opening bid)

Considering the price, the risk to get into trouble for having to deliver the very same car to two or even three new owners is comparatively small but it tells something about the vendor.

Posted on: 2016/1/29 2:36
 Top  Print 
 


Re: ZIS on e-Bay in Texas for $200,000.
#6
Home away from home
Home away from home

Guscha
See User information
BDC, you're right in saying that the asking price is beyond reason but when the talk comes to passion then we are well advised to remember that passion doesn't care about prices.

Attach file:



jpg  (15.94 KB)
757_56abe5688f93b.jpg 361X481 px

Posted on: 2016/1/29 3:14
 Top  Print 
 


Re: ZIS on e-Bay in Texas for $200,000.
#7
Home away from home
Home away from home

Joe Santana
See User information
Wow, Gerd. Take me back in time. With hair.

Posted on: 2016/1/29 10:52
 Top  Print 
 


Re: ZIS on e-Bay in Texas for $200,000.
#8
Home away from home
Home away from home

Guscha
See User information
Quote:
...These cars are very highly sought after by a relatively small cadre of folks, many in Russia and the former USSR territories...


Yes, Dave (O_D) boils it down to the essence. The early years in life exercise the most formative influence of individual value system and sense of beauty. A ZIS embodies and preserves Soviet dreams.

Attach file:



jpg  (26.71 KB)
757_56abfd7216546.jpg 448X337 px

Posted on: 2016/1/29 17:34
 Top  Print 
 


Re: ZIS on e-Bay in Texas for $200,000.
#9
Home away from home
Home away from home

Guscha
See User information
Mal, thanks for the good words. This car is new to me. To come up to the expectations I skimmed through many pics but again no clue. Therefore just some few minor remarks during the next days.
With one or another short interruption the car was stored for decades. If the obviously original tires could talk ...

Attach file:



jpg  (16.00 KB)
757_56ac9056b5209.jpg 406X331 px

Posted on: 2016/1/30 5:28
 Top  Print 
 


Re: ZIS on e-Bay in Texas for $200,000.
#10
Home away from home
Home away from home

Guscha
See User information
Joe, are you a general of nuclear forces?

Attach file:



jpg  (15.71 KB)
757_56ac9675ba0f6.jpg 333X500 px

Posted on: 2016/1/30 5:54
 Top  Print 
 




(1) 2 »




Search
Recent Photos
Photo of the Day
1924 Packard 226 sport model with Harlan Fengler at wheel in front of Bruce Dodson building
Recent Registry
Website Comments or Questions?? Click Here Copyright 2006-2021, PackardInfo.com All Rights Reserved