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Mercedes-Benz W31 Type G4 6-Wheeler Designed For Adolf Hitler And His Generals

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Mercedes-Benz W31 Type G4 6-Wheeler Designed For Adolf Hitler And His Generals - autojosh

Checkout the 1934 Mercedes-Benz W31 Type G4 6-Wheeler that was specially designed for Adolf Hitler and his Generals.

The W31 Type G4 6-Wheeler were mainly used by upper echelons of the Nazi regime in parades and inspections.

It features bulletproof front glass, reinforced bodywork, and secret compartments for weapons.

About 54 “W31 Type G4” machines were built between 1933 and 1939, of which three still exist in original form.





Back in 2009 a classic car collector offered three W31s for sale in the U.S. for $9 million.

Mercedes-Benz W31 Type G4 6-Wheeler Designed For Adolf Hitler And His Generals - autojosh

Mercedes-Benz W31 Type G4 6-Wheeler Designed For Adolf Hitler And His Generals - autojosh

Today, the Mercedes-AMG G63 6×6, produced from 2013 to 2015, comes to mind when discussing six-wheeled vehicles that ever rolled out of the German car manufacturer’s assembly plant.

At the time, the G63 6×6 was the company’s largest and second most expensive street-legal offroad vehicle, with some used ones selling well over the $1 million mark.

Mercedes-Benz W31 Type G4 6-Wheeler Designed For Adolf Hitler And His Generals - autojosh

Mercedes-Benz W31 Type G4 6-Wheeler Designed For Adolf Hitler And His Generals - autojosh





But before Mercedes-AMG G63 6×6, the automaker created the Mercedes-Benz W31 Type G4, a six wheel vehicle that were mainly used by upper echelons of the Nazi regime in parades and inspections.

Features on this 6×6 truck included bulletproof front glass, reinforced bodywork, and secret compartments for weapons.

Mercedes-Benz W31 Type G4 6-Wheeler Designed For Adolf Hitler And His Generals - autojosh

Mercedes-Benz W31 Type G4 6-Wheeler Designed For Adolf Hitler And His Generals - autojosh

The three-axle off-road vehicle was first produced by Mercedes-Benz as a staff/command car for the Wehrmacht in 1934. The G4, a development of the G1 that was launched in 1926, were designed as a seven-seat touring car or closed Saloon.

The vehicles painted with gloss gray bodies over gloss black fenders were first delivered to the SS for use by Hitler and his adjutant. By the end of the war, the vehicles had all received anti-reflective matte and/or camouflage finishes in accordance with their military purpose.

Many G4 vehicles belonging to the highest-ranking party members also featured rear-facing spotlights to be used to temporarily blind unauthorized drivers who followed too closely.

The vehicles were powered by different powertrains, including an 8-cylinder 540 K-motor without supercharger, churning out 115 hp, allowing a top speed of only 67 km/h (42 mph), limited by the type of all-terrain tyres.

About 72 specimens and 54 production vehicles of the six-Wheeler “Mercedes-Benz W31 type G4” offroading machines were built between 1933 and 1939, of which three still exist in original form.

Back in 2009 a classic car collector offered three W31s for sale in the U.S. for $9 million. These iconic vehicles have unproven ties to Adolf Hitler, and they included a blue convertible and a grey Wehrmacht W31 with closed cab.





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