By Wyatt Earp | November 26, 2009
I guess it’s better than saving Hitler’s brain.
While Hitler was the mother of all scumbags, this is an interesting historical find. The odds of actually finding this car after almost 90 years have to be astronomical.
Y’all can consider this a belated Humpday History Highlight.
BERLIN – A car expert says he has tracked down Hitler’s favorite Mercedes to a garage near the town that helped the Austrian-born Fuehrer become a German citizen.
Classic cars specialist Michael Froehlich said he found the bullet-proof touring car after charting its postwar travels from Austria to Las Vegas and back to Munich, where Hitler burst onto the political scene with a failed putsch in 1923.
“It was the best car in the world at the time. Better than the Bugatti, Bentley, Rolls Royce or whatever,” Froehlich told Reuters from his office in Duesseldorf. “It was his favorite car: the one he used most often, which he used for parades.”
After being commissioned by a Cypriot buyer to find the vehicle, Froehlich discovered it had been bought by a farmer near Braunschweig, where in 1932 local Nazi officials got Hitler a civil servant’s job so he could claim citizenship. (H/T – )
The kicker? Hitler’s mechanic was Jewish.