Hitlers Merc.

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Hitlers Merc.

Post by Mark Jesic » Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:48 am

Am i correct in believing that Hitlers Mercedes is at the Aberdeen museum in the USA, im aware he had a few of them, but is this where his main one is located ? If so what was the story of it getting there, and what would be its value, any information would be extremely helpful, thanks.

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Post by jeepfinger » Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:09 am

Hi Mark,

Around 30 years ago there was a magazine called Wheels and Tracks here in the UK. They did an article about them, I think. I will have a look later to see if I can find my copy.

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Post by jeepfinger » Sat Aug 13, 2016 7:33 am

Mark,

I have just had a look at the article. Sorry, I was wrong, it was about the history of a Grosser Mercedes, which is alleged to have been used by Goring. Try getting a copy of W&T number 4 from 1983. Mentioned in it, is another article about another Grosser which was in the Canadian War Musuem at the time, which was in After The Battle number 35. I don't know if you have heard of these 2 magazines? but they where very good.
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Post by Mark Jesic » Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:10 pm

Thanks for your efforts Dave, i have seen a couple of wheels and tracks, yes a good magazine. I see you live in England like me, so would you have watched Combat Dealers on Quest channel ? There is a guy who lives just outside Birmingham {my manor} who had a warehouse full of militaria. In the corner was a Merc, one of Hitlers fleet, it was one of the smaller ones. There was a handle at the top of the windscreen. The guy who starred in the programme, Bruce, asked him if it was Hitlers and was it for sale ? Yes and yes was the answer ,then came the hammer blow. :I will start negotiating at £7 million. I will stick with the jeep Dave.

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Post by jeepfinger » Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:00 am

No Worries Mark,

In fact, it took me back a bit :) to when I bought them 33 years ago :roll:

I have seen a couple of episodes of Combat Dealers :lol: To be honest it's a load of rubbish, set up like all the TV programmes knowadays. Bruce reminds me of Wallace from Wallace and Gromit, with that big silly grin. I hope that you don't know him?

Yes Mark, I would stick with the Jeep. I see that you have a Slattie :D, is it a low windscreen, no glovebox edition? A friend of mine has one. think it is 11th or 13th Dec 1941.

My neighbour that is 95 come from Aston and work at BSA most of his working live.

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Post by Mark Jesic » Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:03 pm

Hi Dave, no i dont know Bruce, and yes i think they do over dramatize that programme, although i do find some of it interesting. My Slattie, its the standard windshield, i think the shorter one was stopped in early Dec 41, mine also has no glovebox, manufactured 13 Feb 1942, no 119696. what a fantastic hobby we have.

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Post by jeepfinger » Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:30 pm

Mark Jes wrote:what a fantastic hobby we have.
Yes it is :) Yes sometime in Dec 41 the taller windscreen appeared. That's an easy serial number to remember.

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Post by Mark Jesic » Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:44 pm

Cheers Dave, before my Slattie, i had a Willys MB, D.O.D. June 17 1945, the Norwegian Army had it before me, and undersealed it. It was a cracking jeep and i deeply regretted selling it, so after 5 empty years i bought my Slattie from a guy in Suffolk, who amazingly knew the geezer who bought my previous jeep, and still owns it. Talk about a small world. Where are you located ?

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Post by jeepfinger » Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:58 pm

Mark,

I'm in West Yorkshire just on the border with Lancashire, lots of Hills.

That's weired my friend with the slattie has a late Norwegian army MB DOD 7 June 45, your not brothers are you :lol: :lol:
Mark Jes wrote:Talk about a small world
Sure is.

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Re: Hitlers Merc.

Post by Mark Jesic » Sun Aug 14, 2016 2:04 pm

Christ, that is really weird Dave, you must tell him, i remember the chassis no. on it, it was 451340.

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