Dictator cars - Favorite classic exotic cars of real dictators | Hagerty Article


Along with silly hats, cults of personality, secret police, rigged elections, grandiose titles and chests full of fake medals, dictators, military strongmen and ordinary despots have always had a fascination with powerful and expensive automobiles. Studebaker even marketed a car called the Studebaker Dictator from 1927-37, before guys like Tojo, Mussolini and Sacha Baron Cohen gave the dictator business a black eye. Here’s a list of the favorite cars of heads of state who were as likely to win humanitarian of the year as they were a free election.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2012/05/23/cars-of-the-real-dictators