One of two remaining Auto Union D-Types, commissioned by Adolf Hitler to showcase the technological superiority of the Reich, will be sold in Paris by Christie's this February. It is expected to top the current most expensive car record holder, an 11-million-dollar Bugatti.
Ferdinand Porsche developed the Auto-Union racers, which were designed and built in the 1930s. The “[shiny silver streamliners] use a mid-engine layout with fully independent suspensions and supercharged engines.”
The car was discovered disassembled in Russia, where it was taken for reverse-engineering, and later reassembled.
Didn’t they do that to Hitler’s brain too, I heard?