Actually the 707 is a legay of both Ceusescu and President Nixon. Two 707s were bought as part of the deal to have Nixon be the first US president to visit Communist Romania. Registered YR-ABA and YR-ABB
there were outfitted for regular mainline flight by Tarom (JFK
route comes to mind) but used for state visits as well in a mnner similar to most heads of state use their flag carrier planes. After 1990 they went to Romavia - a quasi military outfit also known as Romafia - who flew them with all sorts of sstuff in them, one cargo shadier than other. A little while later when Romavia decided not to pay for the hush kits they were comandeered by the government and fitted as exclusive VIP transport along with a couple of Rombac 1-11. Needless to say the new Romanian government would be caught dead before catching a commercial flight on Tarom but that is another story. Currently YR-ABA is used for VIP transport (Romania 1) and YR-ABB
I think was converted to cargo after it scraped a wing and engine at OTP a few years back. Anyway, beautiful birds, especially in the current color sheme. Crummy government using them, but we will not go there for now.
Fly me to the moon... but not through LHR!