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Old 10-15-2003, 10:50 PM
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Staff Cars on Hogan's Heroes

I've been always curious about the various Mercedes Benz staff cars that were seen on the old Hogan's Heroes show of the late 1960's. I know they had about three different small sedans plus a large 6-wheel phaeton. Does anyone have any more info about them including possibly the whereabouts of these interesting cars?
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Old 10-17-2003, 04:01 AM
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We ran a thread few months ago about Hitler's car..... spec'd with 100 gallon gas tank, armor plating, solid tires and alleged cruising speed of upwards to 100mph. The car is presently located at Canadian War Museum. Try 'hitler's car' on search engine - thread included photos, technical specs. and how the car was discovered after WWII - painted military green and used on dailly basis by American GI's.
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Old 10-24-2003, 01:21 PM
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These cars were property of a firm called

Pacific Auto Rental, and appeared in "Rat Patrol" on TV and in many movies...think the big Mercedes with the tandem rear axles was also in the movie "Night of The Generals," as was one of the smaller 170 sedans.
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Old 10-24-2003, 01:32 PM
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Believe 3-axle staff car was a G4 /W31 model

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Old 10-24-2003, 01:35 PM
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Link to info on this model...

http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Downs/9323/g4.htm
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Old 10-24-2003, 07:15 PM
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There's a dual rear axle staff car at the Forney Transportation Museum here in Denver. I believe it says on the plaque that it was used in Night of the Generals.(?)
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Old 10-25-2003, 12:57 PM
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Another reason to see "Night of The Generals"...

This obscure 1965 movie tried to unite the casts of the blockbuster Lawrence of Arabia and Dr. Zhivago. It's subject matter may have been a little too advanced for the times...serial sex crimes...but there are some spectacular cars in it.

The Mercedes staff car is in several scenes where "Rommel" played by Christopher Plummer, is shot by a strafing aircraft. There's also a beautiful Maybach Zeppelin convertible sedan (body by Spohn?) that is Peter O'Toole's staff car (he plays a Nazi general). While on leave in Paris, he and adjudant Tom Courtney(sp) spend a lot of time in an Hispano-Suiza sedan de ville.
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