Aici ne ivim de doua probleme. Prima, vanzatorul a vrut sa dovedeasca primul proprietar prin postand carta de identitate. Iese ca Dacia fusese inmatriculata pe numarul 1-B-188 - foarte bine - iar proprietarul este un "Ceausescu Nicu" nascut pe 17 februarie 1948. Dar nu Nicu, ci fratele sau Valentin, fusese nascut pe acea data. Iar in anii 80, niciunul din ei nu locuia in vila de pe Primverii: Nicu era pe Cosmonautului, Valentin pe Brincutei si apoi Batistei. Deci raman cateva dubii asupra autenticitatii. Desigur, este posibil ca, in confuzia postdecembrista, sa se fi strecurat unele greseli pe C.I.V...
A doua problema: pretul. Se cere 10,000 Euro pentru ce este o Dacie - desi una rara - intr-o stare precara. Chiar cu provenienta Ceausestilor, e cu un 0 prea mult. Ca fapt de referinta, recent se vindea o Dacie similara (pozele 6,7) cu 2500 lei (550 Eur), iar un 1301 veritabil cu 2000 lei (440). Ambele in stare de circulatie.
E fantastic ca a supravieutit o Dacie cu istorie interesanta. Dar nu asa salvam istoria!
Recently, on a Romania site there has appeared a Dacia 1410 purporting to be Nicu Ceausescu's old car. The ad shows a fairly tired Dacia from a rare series: the last to use the old 1300 bodyshell, but with the front and back of the normal Dacias of 1985-1992. These models - one of which appeared in the 1984 film "The Rally" - were destined for export, notably in West Germany and Canada. The fuel filler on the wing shows this to be a Canada model, as shown in photo 5. The colour, if it is original, is also very unusual for the year. So it's a special car.
But there are two problems. First, the owner wanted to show the car's authenticity; so he posted the car's ID paper. The former plate is 1-B-188 - which is the kind of small number to have been issued to a senior Communist - and the owner is a "Ceausescu Nicu" born on 17 February 1948. But Nicu wasn't born on that date: that was his brother Valentin. And, in the 80s, neither lived in the Ceausescu villa on Primaverii street: Nicu was on Cosmonautului street and Valentin on Brancutei street, then Batistei street. So there are doubts as to authenticity. Of course, it's entirely possible that mistakes were made in the post-revolutionary confusion...
The second problem is the price. The seller wants 10,000 Euros for what is essentially a knackered Dacia, albeit a rare one. Even with the Ceausescu provenance, it's ten times too much. By comparison a very similar Dacia was recently for sale for 2500 lei (550 Euros), and a real 1301 for 200 lei (440 Euros) - both in running order.
I'm delighted that a special-order Dacia survives. But this isn't how to save history!