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The cover girl in the latter category, by the way, was a fully restored 1944 Opel version of the Daimler Benz half-track lorry which posed for its pre-sale glamour shots by climbing effortlessly up steep embankments as if it was in the first flush of youth.

It lived up to its billing, topping the November sale with €310,000 (£258,335).

A couple of armour highlights from other sales in this Munich series are shown above.