In France, at the Museum Henri Malartre Rochetaillée sur Saône, a Mercedes 770k Offener Tourenwagen is exposed
This car was captured by the French army (2nd DB of General Leclerc) in May 1945 to Berstechgaden. This car is expected to be one of Mercedes used by the Führer.
It carries the serial number IA-103708
However, a detail caught my eye: 770k this has never been photographed at the time it was used by Hitler. Even the museum, photos with a Mercedes bearing the same registration number (Berlin) is not the same model
Another detail, the license plate of the car of Rochetaillée, even if the number is the same, does not seem conducted according to the standards of the time. On the one hand, it lacks the small v between the IA and numbers.
A picture exists Image on which one can see the car with a double blade bumper. But this model was the one bumper mounted on the W07 until 1938 and not that of the W150 single blade and rubber edge mounted from 1938.
Now the museum states that this car is a 1942 model.
i suppose it's a 1938 modified in 1942 (Aktion P plan after Heydrich assassination)
On the model of the museum, the plate is fixed under the bumper, while the 770k, this plate is installed on a support located above the bumper.
When he traveled around his Bavarian residence, Hitler used a 770k registered IIB-215190, consistent registration as corresponding to the Upper Bavaria (Munich); Why in these circumstances, use a car registered in Berlin
If I do not ask myself questions about the reality of making this car the French army, I ask myself however questions the authenticity of the registration.
Someone there any ideas on this?