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Roll Like A Fascist In Mussolini's Alfa Romeo Race Car

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Fascism is bad. But if you want a 1937 Alfa Romeo 2300 MM consider yourself part of the fifth column — because for $1.2 million you can paint the town brown in Mussolini's Alfa.

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We're not sure if the person who wants to buy Benito Mussolini's personal Alfa Romeo has the $1.2 million to fulfill the "buy-it-now" price on eBay, but if they do they're getting quite a piece of history. Not only did the three-seat Alfa Romeo serve as Mussolini's own quick coupe, it also raced in the Mille Miglia with his personal chauffeur, Ercole Boratto, as the driver.

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In our modern version of this we see Lewis Hamilton scooting us around in a modified Alfa Romeo 8C, which is something that would cost about as much as the asking price for this piece of history (at least for an afternoon).

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