After not successful tests with the prototype ZIL-Moscow in 1956
was introduced from ZIL
in 1959. The styling was
inspired by the mid-1950s Packard , a
States automobile manufacturer.
It was powered by a
6.0 L V8
engine producing connected to an
a top speed of .
In the early 1960s the car was restyled (and re-named ZiL-111G) and
it was available both as sedan
. The front styling of this
car very closely resembled the U.S. Cadillac from 1961-62 , and out
back it had dual-unit taillights resembling an early-Sixties
Mercury. For then-U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower
's visit, E. Molchanov
designed a special version. A minibus
version called ZIL-118 was also and built in small numbers.