Costa Mesa, California: Hitler's Car

Lyon Air Museum displays its collection of vintage planes -- but also this snazzy six-wheeled touring car used by Adolf Hitler.

Lyon Air Museum

Address:
19300 Ike Jones Rd, Costa Mesa, CA
Directions:
At Lyon Air Museum, which is on the west side of John Wayne Airport. Take Hwy 55/Costa Mesa Fwy to exit 5B, the first exit at Baker. Drive east on Baker St. to the end. Crossing Airway Ave., Baker becomes Ike Jones Rd, which jogs around "Road Closed" signs. Follow Ike Jones Rd to the end.
Hours:
Daily 10-4 (Call to verify)
Phone:
714-210-4585
Admission:
Adults $12
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Hitler's Car

This car is a 1939 Mercedes Benz G4 Offener Touring Wagon. It has original upholstery and minimal restoration. A museum docent told me that with all of the bullet-proof metal the car weighs about 9,000 lbs. He said that the original tires were severely worn from the weight and the only tires that the museum could find to replace them were, ironically, from Israel (Take that, Hitler!).

This car was delivered to Hitler in late 1939 and used by him in Ober Salzberg, Berlin and Poland.

[Nikki Kreuzer, 02/07/2016]

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