Nazi car ordered for Hitler’s deputy Hermann Goering to be restored…

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Nazi car from 1941 to be in Pompano

August 15, 2013 | By Rodriguez, Sun Sentinel

A Pompano company plans to rebuild a Mercedes Benz 540K B believed to have been made for high-ranking Nazi possibly Adolf Hitler’s Hermann Goering.

It was recently by Pompano Beach-based High Classics, whose plan is to it as a prize celebrating the Allied in Europe, rather than memorabilia sought after by with wrong intentions.

It absolutely not be sold to anyone who have the proper sentiment to its said company co-founder Rathbun. It’s a unique piece of history coming to be seen by the world for what it

Records obtained by Rathbun’s and by the previous owner in North show the car was ordered and specially for Goering, who was the head of the Nazi air and designated as the possible successor to

The Mercedes was one of the fastest cars of its , and was loaded with special including a raised back and a platform for parades. The car was bullet- and

The Mercedes 540K series was by the Third Reich’s hierarchy, and at 12 were specially made for according to an article in a 2006 published by Automobile Quarterly.

A Benz spokesman said show that a car with an number of 408430 was ordered by the Air Force Ministry for Goering’s use in two years after the company production of the model. It is the same etched on the chassis of the vehicle now by the Pompano Beach restoration

Mercedes Benz confirmed the decades-old company documents by Rathbun are most likely but that there is no evidence in archives that shows personally used the car. A letter from Mercedes about the car suggests that may have given it to Werner a famous German fighter said Mercedes Benz Gerhard Heidbrink.

This not mean it was not used by Goering. It means this is not established by in the (car company’s) archives, said.

High Velocity spent nearly three researching the car and was able to trace of its history.

We didn’t do a little research on We did a whole lot of research, company Rathbun said. When we heard about the car, we like, ‘yeah, right a Herman Goering car.’ claims to have a Nazi The more things we uncovered, the we were convinced this is the thing.

According to High Classics, the car was seized by the U.S. on May 4, 1945, during the closing of the war. Colonel John A. the commander of the 7th Infantry, kept it as his vehicle during the Allied in Germany.

Toward the end of the occupation, the car was as surplus to a U.S Army staff who brought it to the United States. He it in Texas for a few years, and then it to noted antique car collector Taylor of North Carolina.

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Taylor tried to restore the during the 1970s, but that was never finished. Rathbun he and his business partner found the car the chassis, seats and engine but the remainder of the car is in boxes.

The company to begin work in about two and expects the task to take up to 18 It will work with a who specializes in WWII-era vehicles and who can the worn parts that can no be unearthed.

High Velocity Classics plans to use consultants, including of the South Florida Jewish to screen potential buyers, and it will ultimately be parked at a

Hava Holzhauer, a state director with the Anti-Defamation said the organization is encouraged the company has expressed interest in the vehicle restored as a historical

The last thing we would is to see an item such as this up in the hands of those who would use it to racism, prejudice or bigotry, said.

Rathbun declined to about the cost of buying and the Mercedes. Another one of Goering’s car was auctioned off for $24.55 million. He the story behind the car is the real

The idea that we found a of the war buried, and that we came and it, that is what is motivating us, he We want to put it into the right

ijrodriguez@tribune.com. 954-356-4605 or @GeoRodriguez on and Instagram

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