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When Franz van Haren paid $3.76 million at auction last year for a 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K Roadster, how could he have imagined that the vehicle—of which 342 were built—would later be confiscated by German authorities at a car show?But that is exactly what happened, according to eXtravaganzi.
The Mercedes in question was owned by a Hans Prym, who (it was believed until now) sold the car to an American soldier in 1945. But Prym’s heirs are now saying that the car was stolen.
The history of the car remains unclear, and eXtravaganzi writes that the issue of ownership will be settled in German court.
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