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1951 Mercedes-Benz 170 S

Sale price: £26,000.00 make an offer

Car location: Weybridge, United Kingdom

Sale type: Fixed price listing

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1951 Mercedes-Benz 170 S for sale

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For sale by auction on Saturday 12 March 2016 with Historics at Brooklands. Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit. Weybridge. Surrey. Call 01753 639170
The Mercedes-Benz W136 was one of a range of inline-four
cylinder cars from the mid-1930s into the 1950s. The model 170 V
made its public debut as successor to the W15 Type 170 in February
1936 and between 1936 and 1939 it was Mercedes-Benz top selling
model. During the war the plant suffered very severe bomb damage
but the manufacturer nevertheless emerged from the trauma with a
significant competitive advantage over many of its pre-war
competitors. Enough of the W136's tooling survived the bombing
during World War II (or could be recreated post-war) for it to
serve as the foundation upon which the company could rebuild. By
1947 the model 170 V had resumed its place as Mercedes-Benz
top-seller. a position it held until 1953. Lacking a luxury car in
its line-up. Mercedes-Benz sought to regain a niche in that market
by introducing the upscale 170 S version of the 170 V in 1949. It
was more luxurious. costlier and. when launched. slightly larger
than the 170 V. distinctions the company made an effort to
emphasize. Although sometimes referred to today as the first
S-Class Mercedes-Benz. that designation did not yet exist.

This 1951 Mercedes-Benz 170 S four-door saloon was
imported from France at the end of last year. It was purchased from
a gentleman who lived on the north west side of Paris who had
acquired the car some 25 years ago and spent many years on its
restoration. Finished in maroon with grey cloth interior. this
excellent example is supplied with a French registration document. br/>a French transfer document. a number of parts invoices from 2003. a
UK MoT test certificate which expires in February 2017 and the car
has been registered as being in the UK with NOVA. This lovely
example is in excellent condition throughout both coachwork and
mechanically. the vendor having driven the car about 1. 00
kilometres without incident.

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