1976 Mercedes 450 SEL 6.9 ARMORED BULLET PROOF For Sale
1976 Mercedes W116 450 SEL 6.9 ARMORED
W116 series, 6834cc V8, 286HP
Engine type: 100985
Dark Blue with blue velvet interior.
172072Km from new.
Original italian car, no import.
Only one owner from new.
Complete, genuine and original, but in need of restoration.
Original armored car, fully 360 degree armor: all glasses, doors, undercarriage, roof, bulkheads, pillars. This car had the highest rate of armoring possible.
The car is as you can see, just taken out of a barn were it stood for the last 25 years, needs complete restoration.
This car belonged to Paolo Romanazzi, a famous Italian entrepreneur that recently died at the age of 83.
He was founder and CEO of Officine Romanazzi in Rome, famous for being a protagonist of the "Dolce Vita" and for being a very close friend of Gianni Agnelli "L' Avvocato".
In those year know in Italy as "The years of Lead" it was diffused among highly exposed entrepreneurs to be a target for the violent left wing know as "Brigate Rosse" (Red Brigades) and therefore to travel in an armored car with an armed escort.
Paolo Romanazzi always travelled with this car until he moved to a more modern one in 1988.
Also, Gianni Agnelli having no armored car at disposal among his cars (also because he loved driving fast and sporty and also because he didn't like having an escort behind) asked Paolo Romanazzi several times to lend him this Mercedes when travelling from Turin to Milan and Rome.
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