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Alfa Romeo Driven by Mussolini Sold for $240,000 in Auction

by Kathy Jones on June 15, 2014 at 10:54 PM
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 Alfa Romeo Driven by Mussolini Sold for $240,000 in Auction

An Alfa Romeo convertible that was Italian dictator Benito Mussolini's official car has been sold for $240,000 at an auction in France.

An unnamed Russian museum bought the car, which needs complete restoration, at a sale in Caen-Carpiquet in northwestern France.

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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.

Source: AFP
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