Schmidt drove the car during his invasion of Tønsberg, Norway in March 1942. In November 1943, he let Arnim Zola use it to escape the burning HYDRA Weapons Facility in Austria when Captain America invaded, requesting only that Zola when driving it not leave the car with a scratch. Zola returned the car back to the Red Skull once they regrouped.
During the next two years, the Red Skull continued to use the car to travel to other HYDRA facilities. Often, he would arrive to find the locations destroyed due to the actions of Captain America and the Howling Commandos.
Behind the Scenes
- This car is based on three different cars: the Mercedes-Benz 540K, the Mercedes-Benz W31 typ G4, and the Bentley Mark V.
- The scene where Chester Phillips flipped a switch to accelerate the car is an homage to a similar scene in Men in Black where Tommy Lee Jones' character does the same.