1951 Mercedes-Benz 170 S Saloon  Chassis no. 136 040 19873 Engine no. 136 992 18192

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Lot 133
1951 Mercedes-Benz 170 S Saloon

€ 40,000 - 50,000
US$ 45,000 - 56,000
1951 Mercedes-Benz 170 S Saloon
Chassis no. 136 040 19873
Engine no. 136 992 18192
•Landmark post-war Mercedes-Benz model
•Delivered new to Sweden
•Partially restored
•Registered in the Netherlands

A landmark model for the Stuttgart-based manufacturer, the four-cylinder, 1.7-litre 170 V was introduced in 1936 and formed the mainstay of Mercedes-Benz production in the immediate post-war years. In May 1949 an improved version – the 170 S – was introduced, which came with a 1,767cc engine equipped with an aluminium-alloy cylinder head and producing 52bhp, a 37% improvement over the 170 V. The suspension too had undergone considerable development, a thoroughly modern double wishbone/coil spring design being adopted at the front, while at the rear the track was widened and telescopic shock absorbers fitted. Production of the 170 S continued until 1955.

The Mercedes-Benz 170 S saloon offered here was delivered new on 8th January 1951 to the local importer, Philipsons Automobil AB in Malmö, Sweden. The car was originally finished in black with Anthracite Beige fabric upholstery, as confirmed by the accompanying certificate issued by the Mercedes-Benz Automobiel Clubs Nederland. This certificate shows that the engine has been changed, and it should be noted that this 170 S was originally delivered without the outside mirrors and indicators. Partially restored, the car is described by the vendor as in generally very good condition, with original interior, and comes with Netherlands registration papers and technical inspection.

1951 Mercedes-Benz 170 S Limousine
Fahrgestell-Nr. 136 040 19873
Motor-Nr.. 136 992 18192

•Wichtiges Modell der Nachkriegszeit
•Schwedische Erstauslieferung
•Teilrestauriert
•In den Niederlanden zugelassen

Der 170 V mit seinem 1.7 Liter großen Vierzylinder war ein Meilenstein für den Stuttgarter Hersteller. 1936 vorgestellt, sollte er bis in die unmittelbaren Nachkriegsjahre den Löwenanteil der Mercedes-Benz Produktion bilden. Die Mechanik entsprach dem aktuellen Stand der Zeit, mit einem aus Ovalrohren bestehenden Zentralrohrrahmen, hinterer Einzelradaufhängung an einer Schwingachse und hydraulisch betätigten Bremsen. Das Modell erschien aufs Neue nach dem Krieg, wobei sich die Produktion zuerst fast ausschließlich auf die kommerziellen Varianten beschränkte. Im Mai des Jahres 1949 wurde dann eine verbesserte Version, der 170 S, vorgestellt, dessen 1,767 ccm großer und mit einem Zylinderkopf aus Aluminium versehener Motor nun 52 PS leisten sollte, eine Verbesserung von immerhin 37% im Vergleich zum 170 V. Auch das Fahrwerk wurde grundlegend verbessert, mit einer überaus modernen Doppelquerlenkeraufhängung mit Schraubenfedern an der Vorderachse und einer verbreiterten Spur und Teleskopdämpfern an der Hinterachse.

Diese 170 S Limousine wurde am 8. Januar 1951 an den schwedischen Importeur Philipsons Automobil AB in Malmö ausgeliefert. Die originale Farbe war Schwarz mit einer anthrazit-beigefarbenen Innenausstattung, wie einem Zertifikat des holländischen Mercedes-Benz Automobiel Clubs zu entnehmen ist. Dieses zeigt auch, dass der Motor ausgetauscht wurde. Der Wagen wurde ohne Außenspiegel und Blinker geliefert. Der teilrestaurierte Mercedes-Benz wird als in allgemein sehr gutem Zustand beschrieben und wird mit niederländischen Zulassungspapieren und technischer Inspektion angeboten.

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1951 Mercedes-Benz 170 S Saloon  Chassis no. 136 040 19873 Engine no. 136 992 18192
1951 Mercedes-Benz 170 S Saloon  Chassis no. 136 040 19873 Engine no. 136 992 18192
1951 Mercedes-Benz 170 S Saloon  Chassis no. 136 040 19873 Engine no. 136 992 18192
1951 Mercedes-Benz 170 S Saloon  Chassis no. 136 040 19873 Engine no. 136 992 18192
1951 Mercedes-Benz 170 S Saloon  Chassis no. 136 040 19873 Engine no. 136 992 18192
1951 Mercedes-Benz 170 S Saloon  Chassis no. 136 040 19873 Engine no. 136 992 18192
1951 Mercedes-Benz 170 S Saloon  Chassis no. 136 040 19873 Engine no. 136 992 18192
1951 Mercedes-Benz 170 S Saloon  Chassis no. 136 040 19873 Engine no. 136 992 18192
1951 Mercedes-Benz 170 S Saloon  Chassis no. 136 040 19873 Engine no. 136 992 18192
1951 Mercedes-Benz 170 S Saloon  Chassis no. 136 040 19873 Engine no. 136 992 18192
1951 Mercedes-Benz 170 S Saloon  Chassis no. 136 040 19873 Engine no. 136 992 18192
1951 Mercedes-Benz 170 S Saloon  Chassis no. 136 040 19873 Engine no. 136 992 18192
1951 Mercedes-Benz 170 S Saloon  Chassis no. 136 040 19873 Engine no. 136 992 18192
1951 Mercedes-Benz 170 S Saloon  Chassis no. 136 040 19873 Engine no. 136 992 18192
1951 Mercedes-Benz 170 S Saloon  Chassis no. 136 040 19873 Engine no. 136 992 18192
1951 Mercedes-Benz 170 S Saloon  Chassis no. 136 040 19873 Engine no. 136 992 18192
1951 Mercedes-Benz 170 S Saloon  Chassis no. 136 040 19873 Engine no. 136 992 18192
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