Adolf Hitler Used To Own This Armored 1939 Mercedes-Benz Grosser

A 1939 Mercedes-Benz 770K Grosser Open Tourer once owned by Adolf Hitler will be auctioned by Worldwide Auctioneers in Scottsdale on January 17.

The auction house says that the Mercedes was originally commissioned by Hitler chauffeur and SS officer Erich Kempka and used during multiple Nazi parades between 1939 and 1941. It was also used for visiting dignitaries.

In order to protect the Führer, the car was equipped with armor plating along its sides and through the bottom. Additionally, a bullet-resistant windshield has been fitted and there’s even a retractable armor plate behind the seats. Power is provided by a supercharged 7.7-liter inline-eight engine delivering 230 hp and mated to a five-speed manual transmission.

As World War II reached its conclusion, Allied Forces captured the Mercedes-Benz 770K Grosser and it has been kept in excellent condition ever since.

Worldwide Auctioneers intends on using 10 per cent of the sale price on education services related to the Holocaust to ensure no similar atrocities ever happen again.


  • AxlRock

    Remember the one that was used in the movie “Rat Race”? That Jon Lovitz scene was hilarious!

    • Stigasawuswrecks

      Especially when he burned his tongue and rolled up to the Vietnam vet ceremony trying to explain what happened.

    • Doug Robb

      a 1935 Lincoln was dressed up for the movie, it was auctioned off a few years ago

  • Merc1

    My goodness, a 7.7L I8 engine?!?! Imagine what kind of power such a configuration would produce today.


    • europeon

      I doubt the numbers would be amazing.
      Inline-8 engines have no real advantage over other configurations, yet they have lot of disadvantages, and they’re really hard to engineer, that’s why you don’t see them around anymore


  • Estimate available upon request? Geez. But at least this car has a good history record (ownership record, not the history of the owner) and seems to be properly restored. So we can expect high price then (last time we had 770K with Hitler connection is private sales and it went to Russia, we also got Goring 770K and interestingly went to Russia as well)

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  • SteersUright

    Truly a piece of automotive art and history.

  • YUGE

    Hitler was a cool dude.

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