The Devil's Mercedes: The Bizarre and Disturbing Adventures of Hitler’s Limousine in America

The Devil's Mercedes: The Bizarre and Disturbing Adventures of Hitler’s Limousine in America

In 1938, Mercedes-Benz began production of the largest, most luxurious limousine in the world. Twenty feet long, upholstered in glove leather, and bullet-proof, the Grosser 770K was a sumptuous monster with a monstrous patron: Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party. Most of the 770Ks didn’t make it out of WWII, but several of them did, two finding their way to the United States.I...

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Title:The Devil's Mercedes: The Bizarre and Disturbing Adventures of Hitler’s Limousine in America
Author:Robert Klara
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ISBN:1250069726
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:342 pages

The Devil's Mercedes: The Bizarre and Disturbing Adventures of Hitler’s Limousine in America Reviews

  • Margaret Sankey
    Dec 11, 2016
    In the 1950s, two Mercedes armored limousines toured the US--one a Hitlerian gift to Finland's Marshall Mannerheim later traded to a US businessman for forgiveness on a debt for ball bearings, the other seized by a US soldier in Berchtesgaden and labeled as belonging to Göring. As these lumbered ...
  • Kathleen
    Mar 03, 2017
    It's hard to put into words why I liked The Devil's Mercedes so much. I don't have a particular fascination with WWII and have no interest in hearing Mercedes owners talk about their beloved automobiles. But I do love when an author can take an item that I am unfamiliar with and tell a complete stor...
  • Ken Ransom
    Apr 12, 2017
    In Britain, a former Labour leader's alleged remarks linking Hitler and Zionism flared up again last week. During a war of words with European leaders last month, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said politicians in the Netherlands and Germany were modern-day Nazis. And on Tuesday--the first d...
  • Amy
    May 03, 2017
    I thought it was a very well-researched book into the post WWII "destinations" of Hitler's and other Nazis vehicles and in particular, his infamous limousine. I had no knowledge of this subject prior to reading this book and found it fascinating. I enjoyed the author's personal connection to his wri...
  • Rose
    Mar 20, 2017
    Interesting...
  • Glenn Adler
    Apr 04, 2017
    A well researched and written book. Easy to read. Illustrates the hip behind auto auctions, and how an object (a car) can be viewed as representing what the person whom once used it is identified with....
  • Gail
    Apr 08, 2017
    Everything that Robert Klara writes I must read. He really knows how to tell a story and lay out the facts. He also did this with "The Hidden White House," which I too enjoyed. Who would have thought that reading about the Nazi Party's sinister-looking, super-powered limousines could be so interesti...
  • Steven Voorhees
    Apr 18, 2017
    Author Robert Klara's considered a popular historian. What's a popular historian? The opposite of a scholarly one? Is the popular one a person the average reader can relate to? Does their scholarly cousin, on the other hand, relate more to myriads of obtuse sounding (and looking) words and multitude...