A 1949 ZIS-110 limousine that belonged to Joseph Stalin is being offered for sale in Finland via online luxury marketplace JamesList at an undisclosed price. From 1950 until 1953, this Soviet speedster served as the personal parade car of General Joseph Stalin.
Like everything in history, even this car has a history. Stalin had been gifted a Packard Super Eight by Franklin D. Roosevelt during World War II. He was so impressed by the car that he decided to get it manufactured in the USSR as well. And so, Zil (Завод имени Лихачёва), short for Likhachev Factory, began manufacturing a ‘variant’ of the car and called it ZIS-110. The manufactures are still functional today, making cars which according to them are no less than Maybach and Rolls-Royce.
Stalin’s ZIS-110, 1949 model, served as the parade car, and hence has very little mileage, around 1276km. It was restored to its original specs in 2001. Price is available on request but, owning a piece of history isn’t cheap.