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They Saved Hitler’s Car

By Wyatt Earp | November 26, 2009

ODD-US-HITLER-CARI 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.

Topics: HHH | 3 Comments »

3 Responses to “They Saved Hitler’s Car”

  1. Rick Says:
    November 27th, 2009 at 8:38 pm


  2. Veeshir Says:
    November 28th, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    That’s not it.
    The Duchess County Fair use to have Hitler’s car there every year. It cost 25 cents to see it.
    Sure it was a Mercedes like that, but the real one has bullet holes in it.

  3. tjbbpgobIII Says:
    November 30th, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    I took a tour of the factory here in Alabama that makes their SUV featured in the Jurasic Park movies. They have a museum there that features classic Mercedes photos with their famous owners. There is no picture there of Hitler with his favorite car. I asked about that omission and was just ignored repeatedly by the staff who were supposed to answer questions. Go figure.