No One Willing to Pay Enough for Hitler's Mercedes

Winning bid of $7M was rejected
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 18, 2018 1:09 PM CST
In this Dec. 5, 1931 file photo, Adolf Hitler is saluted.   (AP Photo, File)

(Newser) – Worldwide Auctioneers—as per CNBC—calls it "the most historically significant automobile ever offered for public sale." More accurately, it's now the most historically significant automobile ever to fail to publicly sell. The Arizona Republic reports a "Super Mercedes" that Adolf Hitler apparently rode in during Nazi parades was put up for auction Wednesday in Arizona only to fail to sell after the winning bid of $7 million wasn't good enough for the unnamed seller, whose minimum price was not disclosed.

The 1939 Mercedes-Benz 770K Grosser Offener Tourenwagen was seized by the US Army in 1945 and has changed hands multiple times since then. It was last officially sold in 2004 as part of a Mercedes package but may have been bought by a Russian billionaire in 2009. The Mercedes is just one of five like it still in existence. More on the car here. (Read more Adolf Hitler stories.)

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