Scale Model "Russo-Balt" C24/40 Limousine. (Руссо-Балт С24/40 С Кузовом "Лимузин". Построен по спецмальному заказу в 1912 г.) The scale is 1:43. In the original display box in EX condition with some storage wear, toy is mint. About 5". Black color appears to be the least common of the Russo-Balt vehicle series.
Designed and custom built in 1912 for Tsar Nicholas II with the track design by French engineer Adolphe Kegresse, who was also the Tsar's personal chauffeur and Head of the Mechanical Department of the Russian Imperial Garage at Tsarskoye Selo.
The Russo-Baltic wagon factory (Русско-Балтийский вагонный завод) (RBVZ) was one of the first Russian companies that produced vehicles and aircraft between 1909 and 1923. Founded in 1874 in Riga, a major industrial center of the Russian Empire, the company grew into a large enterprise that produced steam and horse threshing machines, stationary oil and kerosene combustion engines, passenger and freight cars, and, later, cars and airplanes designed by I. I. Sikorsky.