7 thoughts on “The Whole ZIL History In One Museum”

  1. Interesting to see the product range. However it would probably be more interesting if the car models would be replaced with real cars like e.g. in the Mercedes Museum in Stuttgart.

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    • Right … acres of useless chrome, tail fins, gas guzzling pollution machines. These were Russian cars for the Russian reality. Notice how some of them look just like the American equivalent? Because sometimes the American design fits the Russian need.

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    • Interesting. It was quite obvious that many of the models were based on U.S. models. That’s understandable. Why reinvent the wheel? I especially noticed the Russian model that is a copy of the Packard from the mid 50’s. That was a good car. I don’t know if the degree of replicating ended with the physical appearance or if they included the engineering as well. But as someone said, the U.S. cars did work for the Russian people. It’s the environment that might be the challenge.

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