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Schwere Geländegängiger Personenkraftwagen   Kfz.21 Typ 901 Kabriolett

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Horch Kfz 21
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The story of our Horch Kfz.21 is the story of one car, two very different histories, two German generals and an epic road trip spanning two continents. In the late 1990s we came across a German WWII staff car in very poor condition. We were visiting a German dealer in Frankfurt looking for parts for the various 1 ton half-track restoration projects (1 Ton Zugmaschine Sd.Kfz.10, Sd.Kfz.250/1 A and Sd.Kfz.250/3 B) we were working on. The car did not fit in with the Foundation’s collection priorities and it had no history, so we paid it no further attention. However, when we came to do the deal for the other parts the dealer offered to throw in the staff car at a good price. We only knew it was a Horch Kfz.21 recently recovered from Nairobi. The dealer had no idea of the history of the vehicle or how it had ended up in Kenya. Known as a Kommanderwagen , this type of vehicle was generally only issued to Field Marshals or officers of Divisional rank. Only around 45 had been made. Senior commanders could use standard transport, but with rank came with certain privileges. One was the option of a custom-made 4x4 ....