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Despite being a distinctly bourgeois product, Stalin recognized that he needed limousines for state occasions, visiting diplomats and government officials. Reluctant to waste valuable foreign currency on vehicles from abroad, he ordered the development of the Leningrad L-1 during the first five-year plan of 1928-1932. This unique automotive history charts the development of Soviet limousines from these beginnings up to the last model produced in 2003 and also explores the Chinese cars developed with Russian assistance in the late 1950s.

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Russian Motor Vehicles

Russian Motor Vehicles

Soviet Limousines 1930-2003

Veloce2011

Hardback128pp Illustrated248x204mm

9781845843007     Product Code: 216478

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Despite being a distinctly bourgeois product, Stalin recognized that he needed limousines for state occasions, visiting diplomats and government officials. Reluctant to waste valuable foreign currency on vehicles from abroad, he ordered the development of the Leningrad L-1 during the first five-year plan of 1928-1932. This unique automotive history charts the development of Soviet limousines from these beginnings up to the last model produced in 2003 and also explores the Chinese cars developed with Russian assistance in the late 1950s.

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