Adolf Hitler’s 1939 Mercedes Benz 770 K Grosser Offener Tourenwagen will be auctioned in scottsdale, ariz., next month.
The tour bus was one of five surviving Offener Tourenwagens used by F and his staff. A 7.7 liter, straight eight-cylinder engine provides power for a fully restored Mercedes. It is more than 100 miles per hour and has waterproof glass and armor. According to the global auction house, the U.S. army seized the car in 1945 and was later used by U.S. military police in le havre, France. In the end, it was donated to the United States by veterans of foreign wars, who used cars during the parade.
“It is clear to us that such an influential history is the responsibility of public auctions,” Rod Egan, who is in charge of the auction, said in a statement.
“But, the car did not choose the original owner, usage for it also have no choice, no one car can do this, if can reserve the original source, so the Mercedes 770” beyond “or” super Mercedes “may be a car design, engineering and construction aspects of the world’s biggest achievement,” Egan said.
“Our hope is that it will be used for occasions such as public museums or collections where it can be shown and used to keep education offspring.”
The third Reich’s car was on display at the palace hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, before being shown at the historic museum of historic cars in Chicago, Illinois. The world says 88 W150 Grosser Mercedes 770s were built up until 1943 and Hitler’s driver Erich Kempka ordered the 770K in 1938. The auctioneer also said that 10 percent of the car’s sales would be donated and used for education and why the massacre occurred and how to prevent similar atrocities in the future. “
The auction will take place on January 17.