Robert Pass of Passport Transportation Ltd

Monday 8th October 1973

Robert Pass of Passport Transportation Ltd., a St Louis trucking firm specialising in shipping automobiles, purchased a 1940 Mercedes-Benz 770K reputedly owned by Adolf Hitler for $716,000 at an auction in Lancaster, PA – the price set a new record for collector car auctions, and marked the second time in 8 months that this car had established the record.

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