Aero Minor: The Gift to the Stalin [photos]

Aero Minor: The Gift to the Stalin [photos]

Today it’s sort of a date in Russia – sixty five years since Stalin’s death. For such an occassion here is a piece of history connected with the man. This old car was a gift to Stalin from Czechoslovakia. It was lost for over fifty years and in year 2013 resurfaced again.

Aero Minor: The Gift to the Stalin [photos]

It was made by Czech republic workers in 1949. It was exclusive model made specially for Stalin. Here you can see a piece of paper sort of a postcard from them.

Aero Minor: The Gift to the Stalin [photos]

Stalin was celebrating 70 year anniversary that year and Czech people made this car as a present.

Aero Minor: The Gift to the Stalin [photos]

They called it “Aero Minor”

Aero Minor: The Gift to the Stalin [photos]

In 1949 during Stalin anniversary there was a whole Expo in Moscow devoted to the presents Stalin has received from all over the world, including this rare car.

Aero Minor: The Gift to the Stalin [photos]

Then in year 1975 when Stalin was already not very hip and despised even in USSR the car was sold to a private person and stayed without moving much till year 2013.

Aero Minor: The Gift to the Stalin [photos]

It got into hands of enthusiasts who could identify the rarity.

Aero Minor: The Gift to the Stalin [photos]

They began the restoration process.

Aero Minor: The Gift to the Stalin [photos]

Aero Minor: The Gift to the Stalin [photos]

Aero Minor: The Gift to the Stalin [photos]

Aero Minor: The Gift to the Stalin [photos]

Aero Minor: The Gift to the Stalin [photos]

Aero Minor: The Gift to the Stalin [photos]

Aero Minor: The Gift to the Stalin [photos]

Aero Minor: The Gift to the Stalin [photos]

Aero Minor: The Gift to the Stalin [photos]

Aero Minor: The Gift to the Stalin [photos]

Aero Minor: The Gift to the Stalin [photos]

Aero Minor: The Gift to the Stalin [photos]

And now this unique car is fully restored and a piece of history has been saved!

4 thoughts on “Aero Minor: The Gift to the Stalin [photos]”

  1. This car is front-wheel drive. It was developed in secret during WW II. On another note, Leonid Brezhnev was a real car collector….one of his favorites was his Cadillac.

  2. Good job.
    If are another readers interested to Minor, please look on small original 15min documentary video about this Czech car. https://youtu.be/QM8Njf8IXDA

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