Road legal and ready for 90 days of fun in the sun.

Road legal and ready for 90 days of fun in the sun.
Mr & Mrs JB looking very pleased and rightly so..

Friday, 23 June 2017

Rare Mercedes.

We recently took our Heinkel out to be in rare company.

This Mercedes is a 540K, and has a serious providence. – Less than 50 were made and there are said to be less than 5 remaining in the world. Mercedes lent this car new in 1936, (with a little persuasion from Adolph Hitler) to Ernst Heinkel. Its sister car was lent by Mercedes to Joseph Stalin. During the Second World War, the Mercedes was requisitioned by the Third Reich and used by Hermann Goering (The head of the German Luftwaffe)
Heinkel was a long standing plane making Company in Germany, and during the war they were known especially for their bombers. Directly after the war, as Ernst Heinkel was forbidden from making planes, he initially made scooters and then enclosed scooters -Bubble cars. The Red Kabine (ours) is a 1960 model, and the Yellow Kabine a 1964 model- here they all are with their proud owners.

This is real bit of history in Melbourne Australia, a long way from all three cars German deign origin

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