'Ex-KGB' staff car up for sale on eBay

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A Soviet-era car that allegedly once belonged to the KGB has popped up for sale – in the United States of America.

The 1989 Tatra 613 was built just before the end of the Cold War in what was then Czechoslovakia.

It is powered by a 3.5-litre, 197bhp V8 engine that has been mounted at the rear of the vehicle and is paired with a four-speed manual transmission.

According to the eBay listing, the Tatra 613 was only produced for government use and was never available for sale to the general public.

It features a number of "Secret Police/KGB" options, which include "quick-disconnect magnet mounted roof police lights for undercover operations" and a "hidden undercover siren with Euro-tones, wail, yelp and air horn". Other KGB equipment includes a hidden emergency stop switch, as well as a removable magnet-mounted antenna.

While the sirens are in working order, the seller stresses that they are only intended as a display, and should not be used while out on the roads.

The seller claims that the Tatra 613 was "completely, stringently and thoroughly serviced and maintained by the Russian KGB throughout its service life", has 15,500 miles on the clock and is in "fantastic shape throughout".

At the time of writing, the bidding for the Tatra was sitting at $7,100 (£5,649). The auction closes on April 3.

‘Ex-KGB’ staff car up for sale on eBay

‘Ex-KGB’ staff car up for sale on eBay