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1939 Alfa Romeo owned by Mussolini’s mistress up for auction in Paris

The car was driven by chauffeur Franz Spögler, who confirmed the vehicle’s identity and war-time use.

1939 Alfa Romeo owned by Mussolini’s mistress up for auction in Paris

This 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C2500 Sport Berlinetta was purchased by Italian war-time dictator Benito Mussolini for his mistress Claretta Petacci.

1939 Alfa Romeo owned by Mussolini’s mistress up for auction in Paris

The car is now up for auction from RM Auctions at their Paris event on February 4, 2015, and is expected to fetch a high price for its stunning restoration work and historical significance.