Russia’s first car brand, Russo-Balt got established first in Riga (present-day Latvia) in 1909. This name was adopted as it was a shorter form of the name Russia-Baltic. This company finally took shape when the first factory was set up in the city of St. Petersburg (earlier called Petrograd, then named as Leningrad) as the Russian-Baltic Carriage Works or RBVZ, in 1910. This company besides making cars, later went on to built trams and airplanes.
Designed by Russo-Balt's Chief Designer, Ernst Falentin under the 'E' series in 1915, the E15/35 was the successor to the hugely popular 'C' series of cars including C24/30 and the C24/40.
This car was highly superior for her times. For e.g., the camshaft was driven with the help of a belt instead of a set of gears, a lubricating pump that supplied oil individually, 4-speed seamless gearbox, rubber-lined shock absorbers on front suspension, etc. What was unique was also her oval-shaped water radiator.
The 3.6-litre engine was not only fuel efficient (5.5 km for every litre of petrol) but also allowed the car to go at a top speed of 75 km/hr. This car model like her predecessor was constructed in several variants such as a limousine with 3-rows of seats and also ambulances with different wheelbase lengths.
A total of 71 cars were produced and few were used by top ranking army generals. It is strongly rumoured that Tsar Nicholas II Romanov also possessed one.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: Resin|
|- Non-opening model|
|- Only 350 pieces created|
|Model Origin||U.S.S.R (Russia)|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||7 x 3 x 3|
|Color||Red / Cream|
|Theme||VIP and Royalty|