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Manchurian Emperor Pu-Yi's 1932 V-16
« on: January 27, 2008, 12:08:22 PM »
Pu-Yi was made puppet emperor of Maunchuria by the Japanese, in 1934; apparently he got a custom V-16 state limousine, for the ceremony, ordered from GM in 1932. There is a fuzzy photo of it in this You-Tube clip of the Emperor's last palace residence: http://www.uykucu.org/watch_video/rOBMF8m7G0A.aspx/Pu-yi's-palace [1st minute]. The car exists also in 1:18 scale in Anson's "Signature" series.

Does anybody have any recent information about this car or can confirm that it has survived?
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