Did Hitler ever drive ?

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Re: Did Hitler ever drive ?

Post by Johnnyrocket » 07 Jul 2013 17:55

This has probably been posted earlier. This is a very high quality version of the 50th Birthday of Hitler.
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The automobile engineer and designer Ferdinand Porsche (in suit) presents Hitler with a convertible Volkswagen for Hitler's 50th birthday, Berlin, Germany, April 20, 1939. "Hitler loved to have his driver tear along at 80 mph," LIFE magazine once noted, "until 1939 when he turned superstitious about accidents and made 35 mph the limit."

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Re: Did Hitler ever drive ?

Post by Johnnyrocket » 09 Oct 2013 14:46

Here is an image of AH's car in captivity.
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Re: Did Hitler ever drive ?

Post by Johnnyrocket » 24 Nov 2013 15:57

One of Hitler's (staff?) cars found in New Jersey of all places.

http://autochunk.com/1472/2012/07/10/ne ... by-chance/
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Re: Did Hitler ever drive ?

Post by Annelie » 24 Nov 2013 16:06

Not another one :)

By now most people realize he had more than one Mercedes.

Interesting article on where many of Hitler's possessions end up over the years.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index ... 051AAQxvCQ

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Re: Did Hitler ever drive ?

Post by Johnnyrocket » 24 Nov 2013 16:09

Hitler probably had 100's of these cars all over Germany. :)

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Re: Did Hitler ever drive ?

Post by Natter » 24 Nov 2013 17:02

I don't see any references to this book here, so I would just point to "Hitler's Personal Security" (Peter Hoffmann, 1979. ISBN 0 333 23513 4 ):
In chapter 7 (page 61), Hoffmann say Hitler had a red Benz in 1923 (he says he drove it, but in the next sentence mentions a chauffeur/bodyguard..?)*. He also says that this Benz was Hitler's fourth car (page 62).

*Hoffman also refers to the following books:
"Hitler: The Missing Years" (Ernst Hanfstaengl, 1957. ISBN 1-55970-278-8 ), page 131
"Der Orden unter dem Totenkopf: Die Geschichte der SS" (Heinz Höhne, 1967. ISBN 0-14-139012-3 ), page 64

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Re: Did Hitler ever drive ?

Post by Johnnyrocket » 24 Nov 2013 17:04

I wonder just haw many cars were actually owned by Hitler himself. I assume the majority were owned by the Nazi government.

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Re: Did Hitler ever drive ?

Post by kev cornwall » 19 Dec 2013 10:44

I have 3 letters from Mercedes to Rudolf hess in 1936 concerning the fuhrers new limousine, on the last letter concerning the delivery details that they understand the need for secrecy and wish the fuhrer on the whole head count of Mercedes " happy motoring"

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Re: Did Hitler ever drive ?

Post by goofy » 11 Feb 2014 21:37

Why did Karl-Siegmund Litzmann a driver for AH? Did not have AH strict rules regarding personal drivers?
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Re: Did Hitler ever drive ?

Post by Johnnyrocket » 17 May 2014 16:34

Rare image of A. Speer driving his own car.

Hitler’s architect and Reich Minister for Armaments, Albert Speer,
with his children Albert and Hilde (front), Margret, Arnold and Fritz (rear)
in a BMW convertible in the Obersalzberg, 1943.
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Re: Did Hitler ever drive ?

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Close up of Himmler in better days.
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Re: Did Hitler ever drive ?

Post by halomanuk » 05 Feb 2015 17:22

Amazing when you think that this jovial face hid such evil....

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Re: Did Hitler ever drive ?

Post by Johnnyrocket » 05 Feb 2015 17:39

I've never seen an image of A. Hitler behind the wheel of a car. If there is an image out there please post it.

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Re: Did Hitler ever drive ?

Post by Johnnyrocket » 20 Feb 2015 02:26

FYI:

Hitler and the VW design. Was it stolen from someone else? INTERESTING artical.

http://news.asiantown.net/r/22363/adolf ... h-engineer
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Re: Did Hitler ever drive ?

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