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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Tunisia: Ben Ali's 50 Cars to Be Auctioned Off

The first eight of some 50 cars owned by the family of deposed Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali have been shown to the public prior to auction.
The auction included two Fiat 500s, a Berlingo, a Mercedes 200, a Cabriolet, a Patrol Nissan, a Golf4, and an Isuzu D-Max. Tunisians from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds seized the opportunity to scrutinize the cars of their former ruling family.
According to Mohamed Lassad Hmaied, a member of the Management Commission, the remaining 42 cars — including Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and Cadillacs — will be exposed to the public at El Kram fair, held during the months of July and August.
It isn't clear how many family members used these 50 cars.

My family has a Kia and a Saturn, but can't auction them as we need then, Sorry, you'll hae to try for the Lamborghinis.

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