Mercedes-Benz made the type 770 from 1930 until 1944. It was known as Großer Mercedes (Eng: Big Mercedes) and was a large luxury car. The K in its name tells it has a Kompressor, it is supercharged. Adolf Hitler used this Mercedes-Benz W150 770K convertible during Nazi parades and festivities.
The Mercedes-Benz 770 got an upgrade in 1940, called W150 II. This car was lengthened to 6 meters, supercharged and was armored. It had an 18 mm steel body, 40 mm armored panzer glass made by the Sigla glass factory, 19 inch armored steel wheels with bulletproof 20-chamber tires to reduce the change of a flat tire and it had a mine resistance armor plated floor. This version weighed 4780 kg and had a top speed of 80 km/h instead of the 170 km/h on the standard version.
The Mercedes-Benz 770K Convertible on the photographs is from a 1938 version and was ordered by Adolf Hitler. It has the specification that became standard in the W150 II version from 1940 with an 8 cylinder 7.6 liters engine and a top speed of 140 km/h. 80 km/h was recommended due to the strain on the tires. Adolf Hitler usually used the car with an open roof during parades which made him more vulnerable if he stood up, his upper body was not protected by the cars armor. There was a 13 cm foot bench and a 13 cm higher seat so Adolf Hitler was heightened and always looked taller than the man next to him when standing up or sitting down .