A Controversial Piece of History: Somoza Family ‘Return to Power,’ Opportunity to Own Piece of History
SAN DIEGO, July 22 /PRNewswire/ — The presidential limousine from the Somoza family dictatorship, a 1957 custom built Mercedes 300D, is up for auction on eBay, item #180384545649, beginning August 7, 2009.
MotoringInvestments.com is making this heirloom, specifically built to suit the ego of Luis Somoza Debayle, available to the public for the first time in 30 years. On September 17, 1980 the 43 year dynasty of the Somoza family was ended with the assassination of Anastasio Somoza Debayle. The elegance and power of this car are symbolic of the dictatorship that spanned for almost a half-century in Nicaragua.
From an official Daimler-Benz letter, it appears that Luis Somoza ordered this Mercedes on September 14, 1957. In the letter to Daimler-Benz Aktiengesellschaft, Somoza indicated that this limousine was to have special features, including refrigeration, radio-telephone, a military siren and blue parade lamp.
Founded in 1985, MotoringInvestments.com performs restorations on classic, collector and vintage sports cars and offers showroom sales in San Diego, California.
Pictures and additional information are available online at http://www.motoringinvestments.com. Contact Brian Peters with any questions.
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