Hitler Mercedes 770K to be sold

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Hitler Mercedes 770K to be

Matching the number plate of Hitler 770 to period photographs of with Hitler aboard to confirm the Hitler connection.

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Hitler’s armored 770K to be

Germany’s Der Spiegel online has plans for six of the Nazi Party’s Mercedes 770s to be sold as a to a Russian investor. Included in the is an armor-plated 1935 Mercedes Kompressor Cabriolet believed to been used to shuttle Hitler through throngs of Germans leading up to and during

This deal, brokered by classic car dealer Michael is said to we worth well of $15m, with the Hitler expected to bring over $6m Connecting the car to Hitler required study of historical photographs and the 770 carrying number plate: 1A was clearly shown in photographs Hitler aboard. Further of the Fuhrer’s connection was provided by a log noting the car being delivered to the and Reich Chancellor.”

Establishing the Hitler connection to any 770 has murky business over the In 1973, a 770K was erroneously to have been the parade of Adolf Hitler and was sold at for $153k, a record auction for an automobile at the time.

Referring to the inhabitant of 770K with #1A 148461 as “that … Frohlich remarked that this infamous 770 disgusts him and was one of his more unusual transactions. cars with Nazi are traded quietly and are rarely in public due to the understandably strong they elicit. Some of other sales have John Lennon’s Mercedes 600 and Chaplin’s Bentley S3.

Presumed Hitler 770 is from the 1st constructed from 1930-1938 and 7.65 liter straight fitted with a Roots supercharger. With 18 mm armor and bullet-proof glass, this 770 was a

Setting the Nazi connection for a moment, we must recognize the 770 as the pinnacle of prewar automobile (particularly the series 2 cars from 1938-1943) and extravagance. in two series from 1930-1943, the were favored by heads of some more notorious others.

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That the most well examples of such a grand of Mercedes automobiles are connected this dark era of history has pained Mercedes-Benz for decades. For however, they are eminently and sell for significant price of similar 770s lacking the historical connection.

When first contacted by Der to comment on this deal, I whether this wealthy had the courage to crush the Hitler car to extinguish the memories of this forgettable era. After a consideration I realized that be an unnecessary loss of an example of one of finest series of motorcars. is the conundrum of any collectible connected to the era. We will celebrate the 770 series soon with a article and no mention of any of the car’s owners.

Roy Spencer, editor MercedesHeritage.com

from Der Spiegel and AFP Photo


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