<b>1952 Mercedes-Benz  170 Sb</b><br />Chassis no. 191010.00614/52<br />Engine no. 121920.10.009891 (see text)

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Lot 206
1952 Mercedes-Benz 170 Sb

Sold for US$ 26,880 inc. premium
1952 Mercedes-Benz 170 Sb
Chassis no. 191010.00614/52
Engine no. 121920.10.009891 (see text)

1,897cc SOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Single Twin-choke Carburetor
Approximately 100bhp at 5,500rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Drum Brakes

*Offered from the Arnold E. Petsche Estate Collection
*Upgraded with many creature-comforts and 190SL engine
*A sporty little Mercedes-Benz Sedan
*Offered with large history file containing restoration photos and records


THE MERCEDES-BENZ 170 SERIES

A landmark model for the Stuttgart-based manufacturer, the four-cylinder, 1.7-liter 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 aluminum 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.

In January 1952, the Mercedes-Benz 170 Sb replaced the 170 S model. The car now received a works number of its own, becoming known internally as the 'Mercedes-Benz W 191'. Both cabriolet versions had been withdrawn in November 1951, with cabriolet buyers now being catered for by the cabriolet versions of the 6-cylinder Mercedes-Benz W187 220 model. A diesel engine was also introduced in the series at this point.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This charming little Mercedes-Benz 170 Sb has been part of the renowned collection of the late Arnold E. Petsche for more than three decades. Many upgrades were carried out while in Mr. Petsche's ownership, including the installment of air-conditioning and an engine swap to the much more powerful SOHC 190SL-type engine. The comprehensive restoration file accompanying the car attests to a full restoration and dates the cars history back to before Mr. Petsche's ownership. Surely one of the most comfortable and powerful 170 Sb Sedans available anywhere, this Mercedes-Benz Sedan looks spectacular in black over red.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note, this vehicle is titled under its body no. 191110054452.
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<b>1952 Mercedes-Benz  170 Sb</b><br />Chassis no. 191010.00614/52<br />Engine no. 121920.10.009891 (see text)
<b>1952 Mercedes-Benz  170 Sb</b><br />Chassis no. 191010.00614/52<br />Engine no. 121920.10.009891 (see text)
<b>1952 Mercedes-Benz  170 Sb</b><br />Chassis no. 191010.00614/52<br />Engine no. 121920.10.009891 (see text)
<b>1952 Mercedes-Benz  170 Sb</b><br />Chassis no. 191010.00614/52<br />Engine no. 121920.10.009891 (see text)
<b>1952 Mercedes-Benz  170 Sb</b><br />Chassis no. 191010.00614/52<br />Engine no. 121920.10.009891 (see text)
<b>1952 Mercedes-Benz  170 Sb</b><br />Chassis no. 191010.00614/52<br />Engine no. 121920.10.009891 (see text)
<b>1952 Mercedes-Benz  170 Sb</b><br />Chassis no. 191010.00614/52<br />Engine no. 121920.10.009891 (see text)
<b>1952 Mercedes-Benz  170 Sb</b><br />Chassis no. 191010.00614/52<br />Engine no. 121920.10.009891 (see text)
<b>1952 Mercedes-Benz  170 Sb</b><br />Chassis no. 191010.00614/52<br />Engine no. 121920.10.009891 (see text)
<b>1952 Mercedes-Benz  170 Sb</b><br />Chassis no. 191010.00614/52<br />Engine no. 121920.10.009891 (see text)
<b>1952 Mercedes-Benz  170 Sb</b><br />Chassis no. 191010.00614/52<br />Engine no. 121920.10.009891 (see text)
<b>1952 Mercedes-Benz  170 Sb</b><br />Chassis no. 191010.00614/52<br />Engine no. 121920.10.009891 (see text)
<b>1952 Mercedes-Benz  170 Sb</b><br />Chassis no. 191010.00614/52<br />Engine no. 121920.10.009891 (see text)
<b>1952 Mercedes-Benz  170 Sb</b><br />Chassis no. 191010.00614/52<br />Engine no. 121920.10.009891 (see text)
<b>1952 Mercedes-Benz  170 Sb</b><br />Chassis no. 191010.00614/52<br />Engine no. 121920.10.009891 (see text)
<b>1952 Mercedes-Benz  170 Sb</b><br />Chassis no. 191010.00614/52<br />Engine no. 121920.10.009891 (see text)
<b>1952 Mercedes-Benz  170 Sb</b><br />Chassis no. 191010.00614/52<br />Engine no. 121920.10.009891 (see text)
<b>1952 Mercedes-Benz  170 Sb</b><br />Chassis no. 191010.00614/52<br />Engine no. 121920.10.009891 (see text)
<b>1952 Mercedes-Benz  170 Sb</b><br />Chassis no. 191010.00614/52<br />Engine no. 121920.10.009891 (see text)
<b>1952 Mercedes-Benz  170 Sb</b><br />Chassis no. 191010.00614/52<br />Engine no. 121920.10.009891 (see text)
<b>1952 Mercedes-Benz  170 Sb</b><br />Chassis no. 191010.00614/52<br />Engine no. 121920.10.009891 (see text)
<b>1952 Mercedes-Benz  170 Sb</b><br />Chassis no. 191010.00614/52<br />Engine no. 121920.10.009891 (see text)
<b>1952 Mercedes-Benz  170 Sb</b><br />Chassis no. 191010.00614/52<br />Engine no. 121920.10.009891 (see text)
<b>1952 Mercedes-Benz  170 Sb</b><br />Chassis no. 191010.00614/52<br />Engine no. 121920.10.009891 (see text)
<b>1952 Mercedes-Benz  170 Sb</b><br />Chassis no. 191010.00614/52<br />Engine no. 121920.10.009891 (see text)
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