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Offline Des

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170 in military colours
« on: October 09, 2008, 04:11:15 AM »
Mercedes Benz 170 Da - 1951

I am not sure if we have talked about this car before, maybe in some different pictures?

Caption from the photos read:

"San Diego Police Historical Association Show. "



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Re: 170 in military colours
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2008, 05:04:35 AM »
this car belongs to Bob Gunthorp of Chula Vista, Ca.   Bob owns [Onager Dismantling], which dismantles junk Mercedes for resale of parts] and has several types of MB models (many in the 60s and many wagons).  Bob sent me these images back in 2005.  He joined the 300 group in 2000; the image of his black 300 (with the flags) has been "spidered" and harvested for over 15 years.    As for the Africa Corp paint job, bob will freely admit that it is a "post-war" car, with a "pre-war paint pattern" and of course, not original.
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Re: 170 in military colours
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2008, 05:13:20 AM »
here's a picture of bob in his black 300

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Re: 170 in military colours
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2008, 05:24:53 AM »
Thanks for the pictures Jim

It is nice to see the different uses for these cars, everything from tow trucks, pickups, military cars, delivery vans, sports cars in the cabriolet form.....ambulances...etc.. etc..


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Re: 170 in military colours
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2008, 08:18:34 PM »
This is a little baby 170 in military paint


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Re: 170 in military colours
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2008, 08:52:52 PM »
Only picture I have of this car, I wonder if it was originally a military car or has simply been painted that way by its owner, only picture I have



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Re: 170 in military colours
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2008, 11:02:08 PM »
another photo of the above car


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Re: 170 in military colours
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2008, 05:05:51 AM »
This picture is not the best but appears to be a 170V and then maybe a 170VK?


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Re: 170 in military colours
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2008, 02:14:32 PM »
The first car is indeed a 170V , the other is not a Mercedes-Benz 170VK but a Tatra 1,3    57K   built in the years 1941-43.

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Re: 170 in military colours
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2008, 03:30:42 PM »
thank you Hans