Classic car owned by two kings, a sultan and a museum increases its value 23 times in three months for incredible reason | The Sun

A CLASSIC car with an incredible history is up for sale – at 23 times the price it sold for just three months ago.

The stunning 1950 Delahaye 180 Cabriolet Limousine Convertible shot up in value after important documents were found.

This very car sold with RM Sotheby's back in August for around £265,000 ($318,500) – a tidy sum by any measure.

But today, the car is on sale with Hemmings and the asking price is £6.2million ($7.5million).

Why? Because according to the seller, new documents have been found that confirm the car's royal past.

It was commissioned new in 1950 by the then Sultan of Morocco, Mohammed V, who chose the black paint and red interior.

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He also wanted it as a drop-top so he could stand more easily inside and be seen by his subjects.

Back in the day, you often had different companies making different parts of cars – especially valuable bespoke efforts like this.

French firm Delahaye made the car's chassis underneath, while the car's body was made by another French company called Franay.

In 1955 Mohammed V returned as King of Morocco and he used it until 1961 when Mohammed's son took over as King and continued using the car.

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Since then, it has been to the US and has been owned by various people including a Doctor and a museum.

It has had a complete restoration in its time and is currently in Orlando, Florida where it is being offered for sale.

Some 107 people are watching the sale and the highest offer so far is $4.75million.





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