Gorbachev Custom-Made Mercedes 560SEL (S-Guard) Publicly Offered for First Time

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MemberCar, the Automotive Concierge, is proud to offer - for the first time ever on the open market - a custom-built, original and unrestored, 1991 Mercedes-Benz armoured 560SEL (S-Guard) personally owned, driven and signed by Mikhail Gorbachev. Auction on eBay runs Tuesday 05 July – Sunday 10 July, 2011.

Mr. Gorbachev Signature on 1991 560EL 4000x3000

Mr. Gorbachev"s Signature on 1991 560SEL (S-Guard)

...in 2005 Mr. Gorbachev arrives in Washington, DC and signs the vehicle. The signature is still perfectly intact and there are pictures documenting the event.

MemberCar offers for auction on eBay, a custom-made Mercedes 560SEL (S-Guard) personally owned and autographed by Mikhail Gorbachev. “Unrestored, completely original and never before available for purchase on the open market,” states Auction Director, Daniel Williams.

“Consider the history of the vehicle,” says Williams. “14 August, 1991. Mercedes chasis WDB 126039 1A 61004 departs Stuttgart; a gift from German Chancellor Helmut Kohl to Mikhail Gorbachev honoring improved German-Soviet relations following German reunification. 25 December, 1991. Mikhail Gorbachev formally leaves office as the USSR dissolves. Soon thereafter, Mr. Gorbachev personally titles the 560SEL and, for the next 13 years, uses the car as his primary vehicle. In 2004, Mr. Gorbachev gives the vehicle to an individual. The car arrives in Baltimore, MD via Helsinki and is placed in long-term storage.”

“Adding even more historical value,” continues Williams, “in 2005 Mr. Gorbachev arrives in Washington, DC and signs the vehicle. The signature is still perfectly intact and there are pictures documenting the event.”

Asked about the condition of the vehicle, Williams notes excitedly, “the vehicle is in excellent condition. The buyer can get in the car today, and drive it. Prospective buyers and collectors can see 111 pictures of the vehicle including the VIN plate and body tag on the MemberCar website, http://www.membercar.com."
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Based in Rockville, MD, MemberCar is a comprehensive provider of automotive maintenance, repair and cosmetic services, advice and referrals. MemberCar members receive below retail pricing on a full range of maintenance, repair, cosmetic improvement services, and pre-owned vehicle sales.

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