WorldViews: The eccentric Uruguayan president’s VW Beetle is for sale. Starting price: $1 million.

By Nick Miroff, November 7, 2014

For Sale: baby blue 1987 Volkswagen Beetle, good condition, original owner. $1,000,000/OBO. No Carfax.

Let the bidding begin!

Now, it should be noted that the seller of this million-dollar Beetle is the 79-year-old outgoing president of Uruguay, Jose Mujica. He said this week in an interview with the magazine Búsqueda that a wealthy sheik recently offered him $1 million for his old beater, even though the car is worth just $2,800.

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