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What is it? Quiz #459


What is it? Quiz #459

The weekend has just started! Which means.... the quiz is online! This week, it is probably not that hard. Because if you do not know the car itself, you might be able to recognize the persons in it. The photo is sent in by the person who owns a car like this (and probably the only one still around).

Can you tell us more about this important piece of history? Please leave your answer in a comment before Monday. Do not forget to use no more than 100 words. We will stockpile your account of points for the six-months-competition.

Good luck!

Comments 

 
#42 Tom St.martin 2017-12-05 22:43
Next time don't make it so hard!
 
 
#41 Tom St.martin 2017-12-04 19:40
Looking again at the picture of the ZIS, I think that is Egypt's Nasser standing in the center next to Kruschev.
 
 
#40 David Chelonie 2017-12-04 15:28
Official visit of Egypt President Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt to the Soviet Union.mNikita Khrushchev with President Gamal Abdel Nasser and the Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko touring Moscow in a ZIZ 110 V Convertible Phaeton
 
 
#39 David 2017-12-04 00:42
Official visit of Egypt President Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt to the Soviet Union.mNikita Khrushchev with President Gamal Abdel Nasser and the Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko touring Moscow in a ZIZ 110 V Convertible Phaeton
 
 
#38 LUC RYCKAERT 2017-12-04 00:11
ZIS 110 V (from Vnedoma or oudoors) Parade Phaeton limousine of Nikita Khrushchev, the person on the left of this picture. ZIS 110 series were built by ZIL (Zavod im Likhacheva) in the Stalin factory at Moscow between 1945 and 1958, based on the 1942 Packard Super Eight. Joseph Stalin owned several Packards (at least 1 offered by Roosevelt) and that's probably the reason why the first real Soviet luxury car was based on the Packard. Rumours without evidence are that ZIL even used Packard machinery to build the 110. The cars were powered by a 6 litre, 8 cylinder engine producing 140 HP. I guess the pictured car is of 1954 or later, because these had the front central extra light.
 
 
#37 Fried Stol 2017-12-03 23:47
This is a picture of an eighteen day state visit that president Nasser from Egypt made in 1958 to Russia, when he was welcomed by Nikita Chroestjov in a 1949 ZIS (Zavod Emini Stalin) 110B Cabriolet. This car was based on the prewar Packard 180. Allegations that Russia bought the deficient dies from the Packard Co, when the production line ended, has never been proved. Stalin however was a great admirer of these Packards and owned some. In 1990 one of these cars was bought by an Japenese cardealer for the sum of 121 million Shilling.
 
 
#36 David 2017-12-03 23:39
It is the Soviet president Nikita Khrushchev and Egyptian President Gammal Abdel Nasser in the middle with Soviet Foreign Minister.
The car is a ZIZ 110 ZIS 110 V Convertible Phaeton
 
 
#35 Bernard Corrège 2017-12-03 20:40
c'est une ZIL ou ZIS 110B avec à son bord
Kliment Vorochilov, Gamal Abdel Nasser et Nikita Khrouchtchev, 5 Mai 1958 Moscou.
En 1956 la déstalinisation fait que la ZIS (Zavod Imeni Stalinia) devient ZIL (Zavod Imeni Likhatchiova du nom de l’ancien directeur de l’usine Ivan Likhatchiov)
 
 
#34 jean claude poisson 2017-12-03 18:18
This car is a Zis 110 which was built during 15 years in the Staline factory in Moscow. In fact it is a Packard super eight (1942)but built probably after the war as Kroutchev and Nasser are its passengers.Staline was very fond of Packards and asked Roosevelt to intercede on Mrs Macauley and Christopher managers of Packard. So they sold the super eight to the Russians.
 
 
#33 Robert Hafner 2017-12-03 17:47
First the car: It is a ZIS (later ZIL) 110 B Cabriolet built 1946-59.
It had a 6 l straight 8 engine, which gave only 140 HP with reduced compression ratio (1/6,5 approx) therefore being suitable for poor gasoline quality. Brought the heavy 2,5 ton car to 140 km/h it is said. Basically it was a Packard 1941 design copied completely except for badge and metric screws.
Then the persons, obviously in an official state visit, hard to recognize from the foto. Is it in the middle Nasser? That could be towards 1960.
 

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