Clive Palmer denies buying Adolf Hitler’s Mercedes-Benz, labels reports as ‘fake news’

Clive Palmer has denied claims he bought and planned to import a car owned by Adolf Hitler into the country.

There had been reports the billionaire — and senate hopeful at the upcoming Federal election — purchased the Nazi leader’s bulletproof 1939 770 Grosser Offener Tourenwagen Mercedes-Benz.

However, on Thursday Mr Palmer dismissed reports of the controversial purchase as “fake news”.

“I didn’t buy Hitler’s car. It’s more fake news,” he wrote on social media.

Both Federal Coalition and Labor MPs have questioned Mr Palmer’s reported purchase of the car.

As revealed by the West Australian on Wednesday, Home Affairs minister Karen Andrews warned Mr Palmer the Commonwealth could intervene on the importation of the Mercedes-Benz into Australia over fears it may contain asbestos.

Ms Andrews also said The Australian Government “absolutely condemns any glorification of Nazi history and neo-Nazi extremist activity in Australia” after Perth Labor MP Patrick Gorman wrote to the Minister about the purchase by the billionaire demanding action.

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