A Commander’s Car

In 1943 General Von Arnim was captured in Tunisia with this Steyr 270/1500A/2 Light Truck and Staff Car

This beautifully restored and historic vehicle will be seen by the public for the first time since its resurrection at the Military Odyssey Show, August 25-27, Kent County Showground
pictures Graham Rosser and Shayne-Marie Middleton, Precious Moments Photography

This car’s manufacturer was based in Steyr, Austria. Founded initially as a rile maker, it then began making bicycles before expanding during World War One and eventually employing Hans Ledwinka to lead their automobile business. The first Steyr car came in 1920 - the six cylinder Type II 12/40. Well built but heavy, this was superseded by sports versions that went on to win the company international acclaim.

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