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ZIS-101
Manufacturer Zavod Imeni Stalina
Production
1936-1939 (ZIS-101)
1939-1941 (ZIS-101A)
Successor ZIS-110
Class Limousine
Body style
4-door sedan (ZIS-101)
4-door convertible (ZIS-102)
Engine 5.8L I8
Transmission 3-speed automatic
Wheelbase 3,605 mm (141.9 in)
Length 5,750 mm (226.4 in)
Width 1,890 mm (74.4 in)
Height 1,870 mm (73.6 in)

ZIS101 Soviet Union limousine between 1936 — 1941
ZIS-101 was a limousine from Zavod Imeni Stalina. The 101 was introduced in 1936 and was equipped with an 5.8 L (354 cu in) straight-8 engine producing 90 hp (67 kW) and giving a top speed of 115 km/h (71 mph). The car was inspired by Buick designs of the time. It was fitted with a 3 speed automatic gearbox and torque converter.

It was followed by 101-A that had improved the engine giving 110 hp (82 kW) and a new top speed of approximately 130 km/h (81 mph). Production ended in 1941.

In 1939 a two seat sport version designed by Valentin Nikolaevich Rostkov called 101-Sport was made. The engine was the same as in the 101-A, but boosted to 141 hp (105 kW) and a top speed of 162 km/h (101 mph) (although a Pravda article claims 170–180 km/h). It was however not made in more than one or two copies.

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