Rare sports car of Deputy Hitler put up for auction
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Gooding&Company auctioned a rare 1934 Mercedes-Benz 500 K convertible in the United States, which belonged to Adolf Hitler's deputy Rudolf Hess.
According to the lot card, it is estimated at 1.25 – 1.75 million dollars.
The car has never been restored, due to than there are rust and scratches on the body.
Hess ordered a convertible with a rare four-seat Offener Tourenwagen body. Of the 342 sports cars, there were only five such cars.
Hitler's deputy used this car until 1941, when he was arrested in the UK. The sports car was confiscated by the US military.
The Mercedes-Benz 500 K Roadster has been a dreamcar of its time. Only 30 of it were build since it was presented to the public in Paris 1934 and it's buyers were as exquisite as the car itself. Read more about it's history: https://t.co/Fcj31K3bER#MercedesBenz #MBclassic #MB pic.twitter.com/8kwg7kQX3K
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