A classic car owned by two kings, a sultan and a museum is up for sale for $7.5 million – 23 times its price three months ago
A CLASSIC with an incredible story is for sale at 23 times the price it was three months ago.
The value of the stunning 1950 Delahaye 180 Cabriolet Limousine Convertible skyrocketed after important documents were found.
Exactly this car is sold with it RM Sotheby’s back in August for around £265,000 ($318,500) – a tidy sum by any standards.
But today the car is sold with it hems and the asking price is £6.2 million ($7.5 million).
Why? Because, according to the seller, new documents have been found that confirm the car’s royal past.
It was re-commissioned in 1950 by the then Sultan of Morocco, Mohammed V, who chose the black color and red interior.
He also wanted it to be a drop top so he could more easily stand indoors and be seen by his subjects.
You used to often have different companies making different parts of cars – particularly valuable bespoke efforts like this.
The French company Delahaye made the chassis of the car underneath, while the body of the car was made by another French company called Franay.
In 1955 Mohammed V returned as King of Morocco and used it until 1961 when Mohammed’s son took over as King and continued to use the car.
Since then it has been in the US and has been owned by various people including a doctor and a museum.
It was fully restored at the time and is currently for sale in Orlando, Florida.
About 107 people are watching the sale and the highest bid so far is $4.75 million.
https://www.the-sun.com/motors/6792520/classic-car-owned-by-two-kings-sultan-museum/ A classic car owned by two kings, a sultan and a museum is up for sale for $7.5 million – 23 times its price three months ago