The legendary ZIL Brezhnev sold for 54 million. Rubles
• The legendary ZIL Brezhnev sold for 54 million. Rubles
If you have an extra 54 million rubles, you can become the proud owner of the legendary ZIL, which is said to have traveled Brezhnev himself grandfather. But it is not exactly.
The site Avito ads appeared an offer to sell ZIL allegedly once belonged to CPSU General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev.
The owner of the vehicle a 1972 asks for him 54 million rubles. In addition, it is ready to exchange the car on the property.
Run ZIL 117 is 10 thousand kilometers. The car V8 petrol engine capacity of 303 horsepower. The motor is mated to an automatic transmission.
In this case, the seller did not say if they have any documents proving the car belonging to the Soviet leader.
Zil-117- Soviet passenger car with high-end sedan, was established in 1971 on the basis of a government limousine ZIL-114 and had the same strict and harmonious forms. However, these cars are commonly used as a transport support, and the first persons of the country traveled in limousines ZIL-114.
Was common assertion that the ZIL-117 - "drayverskogo" version created by the personal order of Leonid Brezhnev, who loved to drive himself. There are many eyewitness accounts, that even during the second half of the 1970s, the secretary general personally managed the "short" ZIL. Total of 50 pieces of machinery were produced from 1971 to 1978. Until today lived their smaller part.
According to the memoirs of contemporaries, Brezhnev had a passion for cars and fast driving. According to various sources, in his collection of cars, there were from 49 to 324 cars. There are cases when it is their recklessness endangers the lives of foreign executives.
Formally many cars from the collection did not belong personally to Brezhnev, and the Central Committee of the machine, but to do it for him. Cars were kept in the Kremlin garage special purpose and Brezhnev's dacha in the district, Moscow region. After the death of the General Secretary of the machine were confiscated from his family, the collection has been shattered.
This is not the first time this year when vehicles were sold last eminent persons. So, August 18, 2017 in St. Petersburg put up for sale armored limousine Mercedes-Benz S-Class (W140), which was used by Boris Yeltsin. The owner asked for the car in 1994 release a mileage of 60 thousand kilometers more than 19 million rubles. Three days later, a car for 19, 7 million rubles acquired unknown collector.