Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Hitlers Car is in Ukraine??



Hitler Car Found in Ukraine

A Nazi-era sports car which was found in a scrap heap in Ukraine is to be auctioned by Christie’s in Paris next month. The D-type from Audi fore-runner Auto UNI0N, commissioned by Hitler and designed by Ferdinand Porsche, is widely recognised as the grandfather of the modern racing car as it was the first to put the driver in front of the engine. Only around 20 Auto UNI0N series cars were produced in the years leading up to WWII, and during the war they were hidden in a mineshaft by factory workers who didn’t want them used as scrap-metal for the war effort. After the war they were discovered by the Russians who took them to their own country where they vanished, apparently lost forever behind the Iron Curtain. It is thought they were taken apart and studied in a bid to extract knowledge of the hi-tech vehicles. A fanatical American car collector scoured the Ex-Soviet UNI0N searching for the cars, and eventually came across the D-Type, one of only two in existence, lying dismantled in a junkyard in Ukraine. He took the parts to the UK where it was restored to its full glory by experts Crosthwaite and Gardiner. This piece of automobile history is now set to be sold for upwards of twelve million dollars.

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