Skip to comments.Mussolini's Alfa Romeo Sold at French Auction
Posted on 06/17/2014 11:35:52 AM PDT by nickcarraway
Italian dictator Benito Mussolini's official car, an Alfa Romeo convertible, has fetched 180,000 at auction in France, the auctioneer said Saturday.
An unnamed Russian museum bought the car, which needs complete restoration, at a sale in Caen-Carpiquet in northwestern France.
Originally fitted with a silver dashboard and handles, the car was custom-built in 1937 for Italian King Victor Emmanuel III before becoming Mussolini's official car, according to expert Xavier Aiolfi.
The article didn’t have a picture! Instead it showed an open parade care with Mussolini and Hitler.
Xavier Aiolfi, associé de Caen enchères, au volant de la fameuse Alfa Roméo, à son arivée jeudi à Caen. | Ouest-France
Metal looks pretty solid.
Should be a good base for a resto.
Yes, it should. Someone will have fun replicating the silver parts that were mentioned!
Another lazy reporter. Useless without pictures.
I agree; should make a great restoration. That’s in just the sort of shape that makes me say “Challenge accepted!” if that were mine.
Those French, it may take them a few decades but they will make you pay for the damages.
I think they ought to turn it over to Danny at Count’s Customs with an unlimited budget :-)