Car Shop Owner Discovers Customer’s 1942 Mercedes Was Adolf Hitler’s (ym's)
A North Jersey classic car specialist discovered a 1942 Mercedes Benz in his possession has a dark and mysterious past.
Zenop Tuncer, who owns Euro Tech Motors in Edgewater, said the 1942 Mercedes 320 Cabriolet D convertible was purchased off the internet for one of his customers.
Once it arrived at the garage, Tuncer called the car maker to replace a part and learned about the car’s origin after checking the serial number.
“It was a swastika with the numbers on it and then we got all the papers which said it belongs to [Adolf] Hitler,” Tuncer told WCBS 880′s Monica Miller.
“Mercedes said, ‘We did make some of these cars but only for Hitler,’” the car’s owner, real estate developer Fred Daibes, said.