Cursed Cars II: Franz Ferdinand’s 1910 Gräf & Stift Double Phaeton


BestRide | Oct 29, 2015

At the turn of the 20th century, Gräf & Stift built some of the world’s most exclusive luxury automobiles. Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria rode in one when he was assassinated, an act that set off the world’s most violent war to that point. Legend has it that thirteen people met similarly violent ends in that car, but the true story of its license plate will make your hair stand on end.

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