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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Packards in Russia


Upon liquidation, the remaining pre-war Packard designs and tooling were sold to Russian car companies. For decades Packards would continue to be built under the ZIL and ZIM nameplates, catering to the Communist elite. Post-war Packard designs would continue to appear around the Soviet Union into the 1970s. - From a story about the Packard Factory on Something Interesting.

No wonder all those Russian cars looking like American cars from the 1950's. They were.

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