He was then promoted to President in 2000, but it isn’t clear how long the Pullman was under his ownership. It’s also worth bearing in mind Putin’s notorious history when it comes to chauffeurs. This year his favorite limousine driver was killed in a horrific head-on crash
involving a BMW 7 Series in Moscow. Brand new, the stretched Mercedes would have fetched around $500,000, so you would expect that price to significantly depreciate over time, which only makes the asking price of $1.3 million more absurd. Still, we know that President-elect Donald Trump is looking for a swanky new limousine and is rather fond of Putin, so this could be a perfect match.