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Car gifted by Hitler to Nepal king awaits new home

June 16, 2008
I didn’t know they were friends…..
clipped from www.reuters.com
A car gifted by Adolf Hitler to a Nepali king is likely to be displayed in a palace museum after the Himalayan nation abolished the 239-year-old monarchy and the ousted King Gyanendra quit the palace
Officials said a 1939 Mercedes Benz presented by the Nazi leader to King Tribhuvan, Gyanendra’s grandfather, is now rusting at Nepal’s main Narayanhiti palace grounds
It has lain there for more than three years after an engineering college in Kathmandu, which was using it to train mechanics, said it did not have enough money and spare parts to restore the antique car
a senior bureaucrat preparing an inventory of the property and other valuables of Gyanendra, which will be in possession of the government, said the vintage car should be displayed at the
Narayanhiti Palace Museum
Tribhuvan used the car when the Kathmandu valley had no other motor transport
after his death in the 1950s, the car gathered dust in the premises of the Thapathali Engineering Campus
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