• Jul 31, 2008

It'd be hard to find a vehicle that conveys a greater sense of authority and superiority than a Rolls-Royce. How about a Rolls-Royce that previously belonged to a dictator? A year and a half since his execution, several uber-luxury automobiles that belonged to Saddam Hussein are now popping up for sale.

Following previous posts on Saddam's '88 Mercedes 560 SEL and Lamborghini LM002 – to say nothing of fellow executed despot Benito Mussolini's Alfa Romeo – comes the sale of a burgundy Rolls-Royce Corniche owned by the deposed Iraqi dictator. The car was acquired by an Iraqi investor and is being sold by Autocontinental, an importer in Surrey, England. The convertible appeared briefly on eBay before disappearing, suggesting there was either a legal issue or the car was sold. Among the prospective buyers cited by the dealership was a U.S .army colonel who wanted to acquire the license plate SADDAM for the ride. Even if the Corniche has already been sold, don't worry, because there are more coming to market, including another Corniche in blue and a gilded Maybach that Saddam never even drove before his regime collapsed.

[Source: Telegraph]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      We can only dream... but I'm sure that a year from now, he, Rummy, and Dick will all be rubbing sun tan lotion on each other's backs in Paraguay while Halliburton continues to make them millions for years to come. Maybe Pelosi will go join them a few years later...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Link to Ebay from referring site was not working when I posted it, heres the link:

      http://tinyurl.com/5jjfck
      • 6 Years Ago
      You're a real winner twinturbovr4.
      • 6 Years Ago
      pardon me if i'm wrong...but isn't that a bentley arnage?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Rolls and Bentley used to look almost identical back in the day..before BMW bought Rolls and VW bought Bentley. you can tell it's a Rolls because it has the Rolls Royce grille on it
        • 6 Years Ago
        sorry for double posting..the comment was laggy
      • 6 Years Ago
      I thought they didn't allow these type of things to cross the border

      some law about not being allowed to take war trophies

      either way, I don't why anyone would want to own the car of that miserable murderous tyrant.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I look forward to seeing Bush's cars being auctioned off after his trial for war crimes.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Saddam did absolutely nothing to deserve what we did to him. USA had no right to invade his country and destroy his cities he built, pillage his belongings, and create a "democratic" government. Not saying Saddam was not a bad person, I am saying that the USA had NO authority to go into that country.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Nobodies family should suffer for what their other members do. Imagine if your uncle was Saddam, and you lived peacefully in Iraq, all of the sudden BOMBS some down and blow your school, water supply, stores, and home to pieces. What did YOU do to deserve that treatment?

        USA is not the world police. We cannot say he deserved this, because American's have done worse atrocities to Blacks, Japanese, AND Jews themselves. Also, we exploit third world countries for our profit, but condemn Hitler & such for genocide and slavery. We committ these acts when we go to Africa and test aids drugs on children, whom never have a chance at Freedom.

        To keep it on topic, $5 grand is a STEAL for a rolls with fricking flame throwers
        • 6 Years Ago
        Uh, I think he did a lot to deserve what happened to him.

        I do agree that we had no business doing it, but that guy was a prick, and deserved everything that came to him and his family.
        • 6 Years Ago
        We should avoid discussing politics on this automotive site - it makes everything stink.

        But as far as authority goes, take it up with the UN:

        http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2002/SC7564.doc.htm
        • 6 Years Ago
        Sure we had the authority. The authority of 14 UN resolutions. If that isn't authority, I don't know what is. I agree with Alex. The cars should have been sold and the proceeds used to help some of the people Saddam imprisoned.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Its spelled "wiener"
      • 6 Years Ago
      The Parthenon grille says it's a Rolls.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Uh Gabe.
      We were attacked on Sept 11th .Remember?
      Planes full of our citizens were flown into the tallest office towers in New York filled with mommies and daddies who were just trying to make an honest living.
      My town alone lost 41 people including a Young man with 3 babies who'll never know their father.
      Now ,due to people like You perhaps ,the US has lost it's resolve to confront Iran on their nuclear program.
      You will soon lose Your freedom that You enjoy in America if that happens.
      LETSTAKEAWALK-Thank You for Your contribution.
        • 6 Years Ago
        ...and then there's the argument for the 14 UN resolutions and how He gased his own people and tried to assasinate the former Pres. Bush with an explosive.
        There was also the fear (justified) that He could have handed destructive power to terrorists.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Saddam and Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11, nor did he have any WMD's. We were lied to by our gonverment and now you want us to follow them into Iran so more american soldgers can die?

        Bush exploited 9/11 and insulted the memories of those who died that day to fulfil his own wet dream of going into Iraq.

        Saddam did deserve to be removed from power, but it should have been done by a true international effort.

        as for his cars, as much as I hate to see exotic cars destroyed they amount to war trophies and should not have been allowed to end up on ebay.
        • 6 Years Ago
        WTF does Saddam have to do with 9/11?
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