The black Landaulet in the pictures is only one of just two 604 Landaulets ever made.
It's the 604 Présidentielle of the Republic of Niger, a former french colony.
It is a 1978 604 A31, chassis #6573152, carrosserie #72417.
It was turned into a Landaulet by Chapron and was displayed at the 1978 Paris Motor Show before being shipped to Niger.
The second 604 Landaulet is painted dark blue with a blue-grey interior and was built for the famous Freddy Heineken from Holland.
After Heineken died, his entire car collection was auctioned, but the 604 Landaulet was sold prior to the auction to an anonymous Dutch collector.
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