Sometimes, a story just speaks for itself. No matter how you try to spin it or make it a little more interesting, the facts of the story alone are enough to get people hooked.
Jameslist recently posted a classic 1949 ZIS-110 limousine up on their classifieds. If that alone isn’t enough to get you intrigued – a car like that should be in a museum, not on an online classifieds! – then this next bit of information should do the trick: the car was used to be under the ownership of a pretty infamous fellow, one that goes by the name of Joseph Stalin.

Yep. That Joseph Stalin.

Built by Russian luxury carmaker Zil, the ZIS-110 is a modified version of the Packard Super Eight – another museum-worthy ride – and that Joseph Stalin, who was given a Packard Super Eight during the Second World War, took such a liking to the car that Zil decided to produce their own ‘version’ of the car, giving birth to the ZIS-110.

For three years, the ZIS-110 became the official parade car of Red Czar with this particular one being one of them. As is the case with most parade cars, this one has only 1,276 kilometers on its odometer. Add that to the fact that it was painstakingly restored to its original specifications a decade ago and you have a ZIS-110 that is in as good a condition as it can be.

The fact that one of the most infamous figures in modern history has ridden on it makes it all the more special.


Source: Jameslist

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  (473) posted on 02.16.2011

I’m sure the dealerships need bank statements, etc. to even test drive one. Which is okay because it would be like going on just one date with a super model or Halle Berry or the like. You can’t just stop there, you have to have it for the rest of your life or else what’s the point!?

  (539) posted on 02.16.2011

maybe he doesn’t put this one to he museum is because he still using it! Lol. But though this car must be quite expensive!

  (780) posted on 04.18.2010

This is a Vintage car and am pretty sure that this car will is very expensive.

  (666) posted on 04.15.2010

Well, maybe the owner is in need of cash or something. The internet is one of the best places to advertise and it can be for free. I’m sure that this will reach millions in auction if he posted it in an auction site. It deserves to be expensive.

  (504) posted on 04.6.2010

They should kept it their national museum instead of selling it. This is a very historic car so why selling it?

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