The plant Likhachev for many years to produce cars for senior government officials.
Build the legendary ZIL limousine stopped in 1999.
With unique cars coming down the assembly line, the assembly has been carried out exclusively by the individual and his hands.
Then the government moved to the Mercedes and the need for Soviet-made limousines disappeared.
The plant did not close, the people working there, collected tow, staff buses and other equipment.
In 2007 again began to produce ZIL, but not as much as before,
master repairing older models and collect cars for private collectors.