Mussolini’s Alfa Romeo sold at French auction

Mussolini's Alfa Romeo sold at French auction
This file photo taken in June 1940, in Munich, Germany, shows Adolf Hitler riding in a car with Italian Fascist dictator , Benito Mussolini during World War II. AFP Photo/HO
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.


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