In the 60s our local fair had Chairman Mao’s limo. It was given to him by Stalin and captured in Korea. I think it was made by this same company.
One thing I remember about it was the terrible gas mileage, something like 2 mpg.
I remember at that time there was an ad in our local paper about an exhibit of the captured Soviet limo, which was a ZiS or a ZiM or some such. How did it ever wind up in Norkland? Mao tse-Tung had an early falling out with Stalin & he probably said to Kim Il-Sung, “Here, comrade, you can have it.”
I’ve heard for years that ZiL and Chaika limos actually have Daimler-Benz engines. Far more reliable.