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Packard 1/43 resin

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#21 Art Anderson

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 06:36 PM

Correct.
Good catch Art. I was waitingto see if anyone else knew the facts. I love the mystery that surrounds this car.

I've seen a real wartime ZIL--the one that Stalin gifted to Mao ZeDung in 1949.  Chairman Mao gave it to his commanding general of the Chinese invasion of Korea, where it was ultimately captured by the US Army.

 

Truthfully, other than looks, there is no comparison whatsoever between a real Packard and that ZIL:  Where the Packard 180's had a level of fit, finish and trim rivaling that of Rolls Royce, the ZIL looked like it'd been hammered out with 9 lb hammers--very crudely finished.  IIRC, the ZIL had a huge 6-cylinder engine, where Packard's senior cars were a mix of straight 8's and V12's.

 

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 02:15 PM



IIRC, the ZIL had a huge 6-cylinder engine, where Packard's senior cars were a mix of straight 8's and V12's.

As far as i know ZIS limousines were powered by a 6-litre, 8-cylinder engines, correct me if I am wrong ?

 

I am attaching two photos from Slovenian issue number 26. of Legendary Cars ("Legendarni avtomobili" in Slovenian) issued by DeAgostini including model of ZIS 110 limousine also known as "Soviet packard":
 
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The ZIS model is made by IXO (1:43), quality is sow sow.
 
Short info: ZIS 110 were produced from 1946 till 1958, a little more than 2000 units were made in many versions (limo, convertible, 4x4, taxi, armored (ZIS 115) and even ambulance).
 
We have two armored versions of ZIS 115 (gift from Nikita Khrushchev) on display at Slovenian Technical Museum in Bistra, together with original Packard from 1937 (gift from Stalin) and 14 other prestigious presidental vehicles that Josip Broz Tito used (Yugoslavian president). My favourite of all is otherwise Mercedes-Benz 540K from 1939 (this car was used in "Schindler's List" movie from 1993). Check the gallery. Enjoy.


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Posted 28 May 2014 - 04:42 PM

Only Packard I have is 1/18 scale.

 

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Posted 01 June 2014 - 10:34 AM

Randy, who makes these Packards in 1/18 ?