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Rolls-Royce Phantom Stolen By Idi Amin In 1966 Returned To Owner

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Returned Rolls-Royce Stolen By Idi Amin In 1966 Will Be Restored To Its Former Glory For $200k - autojosh

A 1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V stolen by Ugandan strongman Idi Amin in 1966 has returned to the rightful owner, the Buganda Royal Family.

This Rolls-Royce Phantom V used to be the official vehicle of King Muteesa II.

King Muteesa II is the last king of Buganda and the first president of independent Uganda.

The Phantom V was built between 1959 and 1968. It was the preferred mode of transport for Ooni, Queen Elizabeth and John Lennon.





Rolls-Royce Phantom Stolen By Ugandan Strongman Idi Amin In 1966 Returned To Owner - autojosh

Ugandan central government has returned a Rolls-Royce Phantom stolen from the kingdom of Buganda in 1966 by strongman Idi Amin, on the orders of the state of Uganda.

This Rolls-Royce Phantom V used to be the official vehicle of King Muteesa II; the last king of Buganda and the first president of independent Uganda. It was forcibly taken away from Buganda by Idi Amin while he was the commander of the Army under the Milton Obote regime.

Rolls-Royce Phantom Stolen By Ugandan Strongman Idi Amin In 1966 Returned To Owner - autojosh

Rolls-Royce Phantom Stolen By Ugandan Strongman Idi Amin In 1966 Returned To Owner - autojosh

According to Charles Peter Mayiga, the current prime minister of the kingdom of Buganda, this near wreck 1961 Phantom V is now a historical object. Charles Peter Mayiga was just three years old when the luxury sedan was seized by the government.





Pictures shared online shows Prince David Kintu Wassajja of Buganda standing beside the newly returned Rolls-Royce Phantom V.

After this Phantom V from 1961 was seized in 1966, it was kept at the presidential palace for many years. It was later moved to a hangar next to a Mercedes 600 that belonged to dictator Idi Amin Dada.

The Phantom V, built between 1959 and 1968, was the preferred mode of transport for Ooni, Queen Elizabeth and John Lennon.

Just 832 Phantom V’s were produced, making the large, ultra-exclusive four-door limousine a rare car.





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