French Politician Auctions Car On eBay

Bulletproof 91 Peugeot

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Five-time French presidential candidate Jean-Marie Le Pen, founder of the far-right National Front party, is hoping to make some money by auctioning his old bulletproof car on eBay.

Le Pen, who was a surprise second in the 2002 French presidential election, put his party headquarters up for sale earlier this year after costly defeats in presidential and legislative elections last year left his party deeply in debt.

Le Pen’s other financial troubles include a 10,000-euro ($15,580) fine he received in February when a court found him guilty of "contesting crimes against humanity" for saying the Nazi occupation of France was "not particularly inhumane."

When asked why the car was for sale a National Front spokesman said," Money, money, glorious money," Reuters reported.

With about nine days left before the eBay auction ends, the 1991 Peugeot that carried Le Pen around when he campaigned has gone from a one euro starting price to 3,510 euros ($5,460).

"Following its replacement, we are putting up for sale Jean-Marie Le Pen’s armored Peugeot 605, used daily by him, including during his last presidential campaign," the posting on the eBay site (ebay.fr) said.

French Politician Auctions Car On eBay
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