ZiL-111A. Khrushchev’s personal car

The ZiL-111 was a limousine produced by the Soviet car manufacturer ZiL in 1958–1967. It was the first post-war limousine designed in the Soviet Union. After tests with the shortlived prototype ZiL-Moscow in 1956, which gained a place in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest passenger car in the world,  the ZiL-111 was introduced from ZiL in 1958.

The body style was in the American tradition of the time and resembled the mid-1950s cars built by Packard, although, apart from being in tune with current trends, it was an original design and had nothing in common with them, except in general layout.

The interiors were trimmed with top quality leather and broadcloth and decorated with thick pile carpet and polished wooden fittings.  It featured a comprehensive ventilation and heating system and a 5-band radio, all of which could be controlled from the rear,  electric windows, vacuum-operated screen wash, windshield and front door window defrosting.

Design: Lev Eremeev

Production: Moscow (USSR)

Years of production: 1958-1962

Engine: 8 cylinders; 5969 cc

Carburettor: K-85

Power: 200 HP

Max speed: 170 km/h

0-100 km/h: 23 s

Consumption: 29 l/100 km

Weight: 2605 kg

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