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Mercedes-Benz 770 W07

Mercedes-Benz 770

The Mercedes-Benz 770 . also as the Großer Mercedes (large was a luxury car built by Mercedes-Benz 1930 to 1943. It is probably known from archival of high-ranking Axis officials and during World War II. including Hitler. Hermann Göring and Heydrich .

Series I — W07 [ edit ]

1932 Mercedes-Benz 770 W07) Grosser cabriolet.

The 770 was with the internal code W07 in [ 1 ] These cars were used by governments as state [ 2 ]

The W07 version of the 770 was powered by an inline engine of 7,655 cc (467.1 cu in) with overhead valves and pistons. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ] This engine 150 brake horsepower (110 kW) at rpm without supercharging. [ 1 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ] An optional type supercharger. which was at full throttle, would the output to 200 brake horsepower kW) at 2800 rpm, which propel the car to 160 km/h (99 mph). [ 1 ] [ 2 ] The had four forward ratios, of third was direct and fourth was an [ 3 ]

The W07 had a contemporary boxed chassis by semi-elliptic leaf springs beam axles front and [ 2 ] Dimensions would vary coachwork, but the chassis had a wheelbase of mm (147.6 in) and a front track to the rear track of 1,500 mm in). [ 1 ]

117 W07-series cars built. [ 2 ]

Series II — (1938–1943) [ edit ]

Mercedes-Benz 770 cabriolet

The 770 was substantially revised in resulting in the new internal designation of [ 5 ] The all-new chassis was made oval section tubes and was from coil springs all with independent suspension at and a de Dion axle at the rear. [ 2 ]

The engine had the same basic as that of the W07, but it had been to produce 155 brake horsepower kW) at 3000 rpm without supercharging and 230 horsepower (170 kW) at 3200 rpm [ 5 ] The transmission now had five forward with a direct fourth and an overdrive fifth. [ 2 ] [ 5 ]

In 1938 the 770 is thought to have been the expensive German passenger car for up to that time, though it on no price list: the price was merely as auf Anfrage ([available] by . [ 6 ]

88 W150-series cars were before chassis production in 1943. The last cars bodied and delivered in March [ 2 ] [ 5 ]

Surviving 770Ks [ edit ]

Mercedes-Benz 770 W07

The War Museum has on display one of seven used by Hitler. A US serviceman this 1940 vintage 770 in at the end of the war, and was shipped to the US and eventually to a Quebec businessman who later it to the museum. It was originally believed to been owned by Hermann but later research concluded it was by Hitler. [ citation needed ]

The originally owned by Marshal of Gustav Mannerheim was sold to an collector after World War II. It was in the 1951 motion picture The Fox: The Story of Rommel as parade car. [ 7 ]

In 1973, 770K, erroneously alleged to been the parade limousine of Hitler. was sold at auction for the most money ever for a car at auction at that time. [ 8 ] broke the previous record for an antique car, which had US$90,000 for Greta Garbo Duesenberg in autumn 1972. It was to Earl Clark, a businessman Lancaster, Pennsylvania, US who wanted the car for a called Dutch Wonderland. 770 sold at the same auction, for $US93,000. Billy C. Tanner, an developer and campaign manager for Wallace ‘s campaign in the US presidential election bought it; but he not secure financing to complete the and subsequently sold his option to Don a mobile-home manufacturer. [ citation ]

As of November 2009, one of Hitler’s has allegedly been purchased for million euros by an unnamed billionaire. [ 9 ]

In the Norwegian Mercedes Club’s magazine of June is an article on a 770 Offener Tourenwagen It was brought to Norway in 1941 by Nikolaus von Falkenhorst. After War II it was used by the King of Norway. It was sold to a buyer in the United The car won the prize for the best unrestored car at the Pebble Beach Concours in 2003. [ citation needed ]

Two other 770s were to Norway during the war, one for Terboven and the other for Vidkun .The Norsk Motorveteran had a short article on one of the cars, stated that it was displayed for to the public, but no one wanted to buy it despite the low of KR 50,-. It was eventually scrapped and all now remains of the car is parts of the bulletproof [ citation needed ]

There is one 770K Grosser (1938) at the do Caramulo, Portugal. This car is and was ordered by the PVDE, the portuguese secret police, after the bomb attempt against the dictator Oliveira Salazar.

A black 1938 W150 / on display at the Technisches Museum in Germany. allegedly was owned by the Central government office and by Adolf Hitler during The car was fitted with mine floor armour, thick and body work. However, as a parade car the occupants’ protection was [ 10 ]

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