• Short Summary

    An amusement park
    owner from Pennsylvania on Saturday (6 January) paid 153,000 dollars (64,000
    pounds sterling) for a car once owned by Adolph Hitler.

  • Description

    An amusement park
    owner from Pennsylvania on Saturday (6 January) paid 153,000 dollars (64,000
    pounds sterling) for a car once owned by Adolph Hitler.

    The car was built in 1941 by Mercedes Benz, and on this occasion was sold by a
    man from Scottsdale, Arizona who paid 40,000 dollars (17,000 pounds sterling)
    for it ten years ago.

    After the bidding the new owner loaded his family aboard and drove off.

    SYNOPSIS: This car, which was built for Adolph Hitler in 1941, was put up for
    sale in Arizona on Saturday. It is one of the only two cars the Fuehrer ever had
    built for his personal use and is twenty feet long.

    The sailor, Tom Barret, a real estate dealer, paid 40 thousand dollars for it
    ten years ago...and he hoped to make a hundred thousand dollars profit.

    He did....and a good deal more...in fact the monster vehicle fetched a 153
    thousand dollars....a figure believed to be the highest price ever paid for a
    used car.

    Bidding opened at 40 thousand and went quickly up to 120 thousand when most
    bidders dropped out. By 150 thousand there were just two men left...

    The eventual buyer is the owner of an amusement park in Pennsylvania.....who
    said he travelled to Arizona just for the sale and didn't intend going home
    empty-handed. But in terms of used car ownership his buy may be a mixed
    blessing. On the credit side it's bullet-proof..... Hitler once fired a pistol
    at the window to prove it.....the seats are stuffed with goose feathers....and
    it can reach 150 miles an hour. But it does only one mile to the gallon.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE7LWFO68JPAA9FMZZQGV6AAXP
    Media URN:
    VLVAE7LWFO68JPAA9FMZZQGV6AAXP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/01/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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