Zavod Imieni Molotova, Gorky 1950 - 1957
The ZIM was designed for those of the Soviet Union that wanted something better than the ZIS. Quite a handsome car, it bore an unmistakeable resemblance to Cadillac's of the late 1940's/early 1950's and sat six in comfort. It had a six cylinder, L-head 3,480 cc engine developing 94 bhp, driving via a fluid drive coupling with a single dry plate clutch and a three-speed gearbox. A top speed of 80 mph was claimed with a fuel consumption of 15 - 16 mpg. Front suspension was independent and the rear suspension half-elliptic springs. It had hydraulic brakes to all four wheels.
The ZIM was developed by the Andrei Lipgart design team, who also developed the Pobieda car, Zim's were also built as ambulances and touring cars and some were exported to Finland.