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Classic Cars of the Third Reich - Where are they now ?

Article about: What ever happened to those really cool looking and ritzy cars of the rich and famous..or the unsavory personalities of this period ? How many of them survived the bombings..or were found in

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    Quote by big ned View Post
    From Team-BHP.com:

    "The last known transaction was done in Nov 2009 and this car went from Bielefeld (in western Germany) to Moscow.

    Hitler's favorite limo was a dark blue Mercedes 770K. It was located recently by Dusseldorf-based, rare and vintage auto broker, Michael Froelich and purchased by a Russian billionaire.

    "The Mercedes sales register shows this 770K [Grosser Series II W150 Cabriolet] model was ordered for the Fuehrer and Chancellor of the Reich in 1935," Froelich told Reuters.

    Only 88 of the 1935 model were produced and this specific vehicle has all of the modifications Hitler required, including, "a body made of 18mm-gauge steel, with 4cm thick windows," according to TGDaily.com.

    At the time, the car was state of the art. According to Froelich, "it was the best car in the world at the time. Better than the Bugatti, Bentley, Rolls Royce or whatever. It was his favorite car: the one he used most often, which he used for parades."

    A middleman for an anonymous Russian billionaire asked Froehlich to track down Hitler's dark-blue 770 K model Mercedes Benz. He learned that Adolf Hitler's original Mercedes was in Austria at the end of World War II, it was later moved to the Classic Car Museum in Las Vegas, and then ended up in the hands of a Bavarian beer baron in Germany.

    After the magnate's death in 2008, his widow decided to sell the iconic car and so it came to be in the hands of a private collector in Bielefeld (in western Germany).

    The Russian buyer arrived in Germany on a private jet to seal the deal and bought it from the private owner for between $6 and $15 million. It is reported that the Russian buyer has taken the Mercedes to Moscow.
    Although the final purchse price is unknown the value of the vehicle has been estimated variously between four and 10 million euros ($6-15 million USD), according to the BBC."

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    Regards, Ned.
    Thanks big ned.

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    Staff cars at the Sinsheim Museum near Stuttgart. No idea which, just thought id post it

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    In the Norwegian Mercedes Benz Club's magazine of June 2010 is an article on a 770 Offener Tourenwagen (W150). It was brought to Norway in 1941 by General Nikolaus von Falkenhorst. After World War II it was used by the King of Norway. It was later sold to a buyer in the United States. The car won the prize for the best unrestored pre-war car at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in 2003


    Falkenhorsts car is the nearest one in this photo taken after ww2 just has ended

    Falkenhorst died of old age in Germany in 1968
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    I stand Corrected, after doing a search on the Car at the Canadian War Museum, it has been now proven that it was one of Hitlers Staff Cars.

    Photos of it can be found online.

    Dean O
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    This thread addresses the supercharged Mercedes Benz used by SS-Obergruppenführer Karl Frank:

    http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/histor...ks-car-106603/
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    A very informative thread indeed.

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    Here is a picture of one of Hitlers cars in the Ottawa museum.

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