The Krupp Protze Kfz 21 Staff Car seems to have been quite a rare beast if photographic evidence is anything to go by. It was a variant of the Protze family of 6 x 4 trucks, listed as follow:
“Several variants of the Krupp Protze were produced before and during World War II for various purposes. The first variant was the Kfz 19, which was a special telephone and communications truck, which featured a fully enclosed steel roof. The second variant was the Kfz 21, which was used as a staff car and command car. The Kfz 21 had an open top and could carry seven passengers. The third variant was the Kfz 68, which, like the Kfz 19, had fully enclosed steel roof and was used to carry radio communication masts. The fourth variant was the Kfz 69, which featured the standard body of the Protze but had a special rear tow bar fitted for towing the 37 mm PaK 35 or PaK 36 anti-tank guns. The fifth variant was the Kfz 70, which was the original standard body configuration for the Protze, and was used as a troop carrier, with capacity for up to nine passengers. The sixth variant of the Protze was the Kfz 81, which featured the standard body configuration but had a modified load bed for carrying 20 mm ammunition for the FlaK 30 anti-aircraft gun, one of which was usually towed by the Kfz 81 as well. The final variant of the Protze was the Kfz 83, which was a fully enclosed generator truck for mobile anti-aircraft search lights, one of which was usually towed behind the Kfz 83.”
https://ww2-history.fandom.com/wiki/Krupp_L2H43/L2H143 [Accessed 2/2/2023]
The Führer Begleit Batallion had a variant with a deeper bonnet, according to Erdmann, who lists production as “few”, but these are the only photographs that I have found:, so I’m going with it only having equipped one Panzergrenadier regiment in the NQM campaign of two battalions and an RHQ, although the three models will probably be split up to represent regimental, divisional or Armeekorps commanders. The troops in the photo above look vaguely Hungarian, so it may be that mine end up in the Hungarian box.
In this scale, you could paint practically any model car Panzer grey, and it would be close enough. With this model’s long sloping bonnet, resin is definitely the way to go. Printing lines on the bonnet of the model in the right of the top photo are still slightly visible, even after four coats of varnish and paint. I can’t complain though as this was a free misprint, generously thrown in as an extra.