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This rare 1939 Mercedes-Benz G4, one of 57 built, was once owned by a fascist, but those at the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center didn't consider politics as it performed a three-year restoration on the 66-year-old six-wheeler. Originally a gift to Spanish dictator General Franco, the G4 is owned by the Spanish royal family, who received the restoration as a gift from Mercedes-Benz Espa a. The family insisted the truck's patina, acquired during its decades on earth, be retained for posterity. Brutal, head-chopping posterity, but posterity nonetheless. [Thanks to Tom for the tip!]

No-expense-spared restoration of a rare G4 1939 Mercedes Benz [Gizmag]

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