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Romanian Dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu's Mercedes Benz Heads to Auction

There is your chance to own a 107 with small bumpers. I guess the radio from the secret police might come in handy too.

Later this month, a handsome Mercedes-Benz previously owned by deceased Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceauşescu will be hitting the Bonhams auction block in Stuggart, Germany.

In an e-mail to artnet News, Bonhams said that they estimate the vehicle to fetch upwards of €30,000–50,000 ($32,000–54,000).

According to the press release, the sale of the 1973 350 SL Roadster will go directly to CrossCause, an Irish charity founded in 2003 that supports special-needs orphans in Romania and beyond. "The funds raised by the sale of this Mercedes will go to benefit the children who suffered at the hands of this regime," said a charity spokesman in a statement.

The vehicle boasts "remnants of technology from the secret police," which the auction house identifies as a Becker short-wave radio system hidden in the glove compartment and a Becker Mexico radio.



As Romania's last communist leader, Ceaușwas the head of the country's party from 1965 until 1989 According to Bonhams, the Romanian government started auctioning the possessions in his estate back in 1999.

“The sale presents a wonderful opportunity to raise money for an incredibly deserving charity," Bonhams European motoring director Philipp Kantor said in a statement.
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I thought that he had this one as his personal or so the guy who bought it thiks so.
How many did he have anyway?
Seems that Drakulečku was a fan of the brand.


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