ZiL is a major Russian truck and heavy equipment manufacturer, which also produced armored cars for most Soviet leaders, as well as buses, armored fighting vehicles, and aerosani. The company also produces hand-built limousines and high-end luxury sedans in extremely low quantities, primarily for the Russian government. ZiL passenger cars are priced at the equivalent of models from Maybach and Rolls-Royce, but are largely unknown outside the CIS and production rarely exceeds a dozen cars per year.
Let’s visit its limousine production department and find out what their secret and plans for the future are.
They stopped their limo mass production in 1999. Actually, they never put their limos into mass production because each car is individual and handmade. In the Soviet time, they would produce about 25 limos a year. However, in the early 2000s there was no necessity to produce these cars anymore because government officials switched to the Mercedes. They resumed the work in 2007 and now they manufacture and repair their old or damaged models.
"Be careful while working!"
So, how and who they assemble their limos for?