This is a GAZ GL-1 built by Russian car maker GAZ in 1938 . It was based on a GAZ M-1 chassis with a 4 cylinder engine boosted to 65 bhp over the stock 50 bhp. The GL-1 debuted in Kiev in October 1938. The car was able to reach a top speed of 147.84 kph. Later in 1940, this car was upgraded with a 6 cylinder engine and redesigned with new style grill plus bubble roof mounted over the driver’s compartment to improve aerodynamics.