This Mercedes-Benz K, 65 years after it was built, has retained its reputation as one of the finest automobiles ever produced and this Pullman Limousine, with its important political connections, documented provenance, unquestioned authenticity and status as the last example built is an important part of the Mercedes-Benz story.
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Reputedly costing 47, RM when new, the Cabriolet D offered here is one of only 18 produced and comes with a copy of the its original factory order form. Following restoration and many years in the famous Blackhawk Collection, the magnificent K returned to Germany in where it was recently restored for a second time. Of the nine examples built, this Pullman Limousine is one of only three examples known to exist, and the only car that is intact and in operable condition.
Not only is it a correct, complete car, it is a superb example that has retained its integrity and immense character, making it an ideal choice for serious collectors. This Mercedes-Benz K, 65 years after it was built, has retained its reputation as one of the finest automobiles ever produced and this Pullman Limousine, with its important political connections, documented provenance, unquestioned authenticity and status as the last example built is an important part of the Mercedes-Benz story.
Videos Pictures Wallpapers Forum. Share Tweet. Tolu Akinshete. Mark Smeyers. In , the huge W was understood to have been the most expensive German passenger car for sale up to that time, [ citation needed ] though it appeared on no price list: the price was published merely as auf Anfrage "upon request". The last cars were bodied and delivered in March Heavily modified with extensive armour plating — including 40 millimetres 1.
This special version with the internal designation W II, built from to , was also equipped with 19" armoured steel wheels and bulletproof chamber tyres. Further modifications allowed the secure storage of three machine pistols. The body also had additional vents to the side and a top the hood, twin hinges on the side doors, and four further air vents in the main scuttle. Found in a damaged condition, a liberated Dutch forced-labour mechanic got the car working, advising the troops that it was Hermann Goering 's state car.
Repainted in US Army green with a star applied either side, it then served as the ranking officer's staff car during the post-war occupation period of Germany. Shipped to the U. In , museum researcher Ludwig Kosha — born in Germany — began detailed research on the car, with assistance from Mercedes-Benz, the West German embassy to Canada and the West German foreign service. Along with chassis, engine, paint and modification records, and discovery of part of its original number plate 1AV, it was confirmed as one of Hitler's cars, delivered to the Reich Chancellery , Berlin on 8 July It was sold to a businessman from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, who wanted the car for a park called Dutch Wonderland.
Since , Mannerheim's car has been privately owned. The high bidder was an Alabama developer and campaign manager for George Wallace 's campaign in the U. However, he could not secure financing to complete the transaction and subsequently sold his option to a mobile-home manufacturer, Don Tidwell. As of November , one of Hitler's Ks was allegedly purchased for several million euros by an unnamed Russian billionaire.
It was brought to Norway in by General Nikolaus von Falkenhorst. 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 Two other s were brought to Norway during the war, one for Josef Terboven and the other for Vidkun Quisling.
The Norsk Motorveteran magazine had a short article on one of the cars, which stated that it was displayed for sale to the public but apparently no one wanted to buy it despite the low price of KR 50,-. It was eventually scrapped, and all that now remains of the car is part of the bulletproof glasswork. The other car, a cabriolet , made its way to Czechoslovakia where it was used as a VIP transport for state functions.
A black K, on display at the Technisches Museum in Sinsheim, Germany , allegedly was owned by the German central government office and used by Adolf Hitler during parades. The car was fitted with mine-proof floor armour, plus thick glass and bodywork. However, as a convertible parade car, the occupants' protection was limited. This car is a 2-door, 5-passenger convertible, making it particularly unusual since the majority of W cars were built as hardtop limousines or convertible limousines.
It is finished in dark red with a tan leather interior. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Motor vehicle. W07 : 3, mm in W : 3, mm in. W07 : 5, mm in W : 6, mm in. W07 : 1, mm 72 in W : 2, mm 81 in. Retrieved The World's Most Powerful Cars. Quintet Publishing. ISBN The History of the Automobile.
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