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Look like a scam to me. Will be really surprise if it sells for more than $3K. But in crazy USA, everything is possible.
 

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nothing in the ad actually inticates, that this was his car...
it's all up to speculation and suggestions
 

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I like the fact that the bullets did not penetrate the drivers window but those nasty looters managed to make a 5" hole through ballistic glass.
 

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I seem to remember there being a post about Saddams car being brought to CT by a former soldier. I'll see if I can't dig it up.
 

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Probably IS Saddam's car. Russian website VIN check seems to confirm it.

nothing in the ad actually inticates, that this was his car...
it's all up to speculation and suggestions
This is evidently the one that the American soldier William Von Zehle smuggled out of Iraq after buying it off a looter for about $5,500 who had stolen it when the regime fell, when he spotted it at a house in Baghdad, where it was parked.

The last I heard was that it had been confiscated by the US government as illegal war booty.

‘Saddam’s’ Mercedes seized from soldier - U.S. Life - MSNBC.com

Now here it is. For sale in Ct., which is where the soldier who bought it from Iraq, lived (New Haven). And look who has it. May indeed be the same guy.

The sticker on the dashboard says: substitute for US VIN #
(who put that on?) See CFR (US Code of Federal Regulations?) Part 565

Electronic Code of Federal Regulations:

May have been partly or fully released from the DOT at this point.....

Other sticker says: Original manufacterer's Identification number substituting for US VIN is located on firewall and under the windshield.

VIN # shows as WDB1260391A424180

Model: 560SEL

Delivery date 16.08.88

Order No.: 0 8 833 15099

Dealer: Iraq (833)

Interior: Velours blue (972)

Paint: arctic white (147)

Options:

(226) footrests in the rear

(251) Becker Radio Mexico cassette, full stereo, electronic

(406) Single seat with front seat orthopaedic backrest, front and right

( 442) Airbag in steering wheel

(481) Undershields

(490) elimination of windshield /washing water- heater

(581) automatic climate control

(682) fire extinguisher

(979) safety version

I wonder if the "Undershields" and "Safety version" are special "Guards" (bulletproof) type options.

I wonder what DOT and EPA releases are included with the vehicle, as it appears to NOT be certified yet, in that shape. BIG question there.

VERY likely it is the real deal. Has the rear and back window curtains, in it, too.

One bid at $2,000,000 (reserve not even met yet) - not a bad return on a $5,000 investment if he can get it.

Zero Feedback on the Ebay seller, though
 

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:eek:somebody actually put a 2 mil. bid in...:)
 

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Heres a question. Euro-spec bumpers but U.S Spec headlights?
 

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Missing WMDs?

Someone should check the trunk to see if the missing WMDs are in it.
 

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Anything is possible!

My 560SEC was orginally delivered to someone in DPRK, we can only speculate as to who...but you will not need many guesses.

- Steve
 

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Someone should check the trunk to see if the missing WMDs are in it.
Yah, three cartons of Dannon yoghurt waaaaaaaaay past their sell-by dates.

I checked a little on the web, and the pictures of how the right bumper is turned down, definately match in the auction shots AND in the picture of the car in the news stories when the US government confiscated it.

It's definately the same car.

Saddam evidently had three identical ones in the same color imported. His tactic was to have three identical cars, with identical license plates on them, in his motorcades, and then continuously shuffle them around, to confuse would be assassins as to which of the three he was riding in

This car is one of the three '88 560SELs Saddam brought in. The guy with it now claimed the guy he bought it from in Iraq showed him, at the time, paperwork that had him as the buyer from the Iraqi goverment, who had owned it, FWIW.
 
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