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Mercedes said to have been Hitler's ride is set for auction in Arizona

Mercedes said to have been Hitler's ride is set for auction in Arizona

A 1939 touring car reputedly used to ferry the Fuhrer around Germany is headed for the auction block.

Worldwide Auctioneers will present at its Jan. 17 sale in Scottsdale, Ariz., a Mercedes-Benz 770 Grosser Offener Tourenwagen that the auction house claims is one of only four such vehicles built to transport Adolf Hitler and his staff during his reign over the Third Reich.

The meticulously restored vehicle is powered by a massive 7.7-liter supercharged engine, and at the time of its construction was capable of top speeds of more than 100 miles per hour. It was fitted at the time of construction with bulletproof glass and armor plating.

According to Worldwide, the car was...

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