A Mercedes-Benz 500K “Spezial Roadster” from 1935. The car is claimed by the grandchildren of a German industrialist who say it was taken from his villa by U.S. soldiers during World War II.
Bloomberg reports that “A court in Hamburg ruled that the grandchildren of a German industrialist have a valid claim to a classic Mercedes car worth about $4 million that was taken by U.S. soldiers during World War II.”
A car once owned by Hans Prym, manufacturer of buttons, zips and other clothing fasteners in Stolberg, close to the Belgian border. Known locally as the “Zipper King,” he purchased the car — one of the most expensive models available at that time – – in 1935.