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Offline Stephen Dietrich

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Re: 1951_170 OTP USA
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2009, 06:48:41 PM »
There has been a lot of bidding for this car. I am interested in what the final price will be. Stephen
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Re: 1951_170 OTP USA
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2009, 08:47:27 PM »



http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mercedes-Benz-170DA-OTP-Mercedes-170DA-OTP-antique-vehicle_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZ72Q3a317Q7c66Q3a2Q7c65Q3a12Q7c39Q3a1Q7c240Q3a1318Q7c301Q3a0Q7c293Q3a1Q7c294Q3a50QQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em14QQhashZitem3ca183234bQQitemZ260407763787QQptZUSQ5fCarsQ5fTrucks

Definitely a beautiful car, and much better than the tarted-up green OTP that someone previously and unsuccessfully advertised on Ebay.

The advertiser indicated that engine core plugs had been replaced because they leaked. Aren't these all screw-in type plugs? If so, is there a chance for a small crack in the block? Interesting that two core plugs and the water pump leaked, making me wonder if there was some freezing involved previously.

Just makes me wonder a little. I do applaud his honesty, though.

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Re: 1951_170 OTP USA
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2009, 10:44:44 PM »
 This vehicle is a rare find.  It has been garage kept with a car cover over it.  It is a 1951 Mercedes 170DA OTP (Open Top Police)  It is one of the few cars that were built for the Berlin Police Department.  I am not sure of the date that it came to the states.  However, it was used in a movie (The Jesse Owens Story) in the mid 80's.  A copy of the movie in DVD is included, but it was only used in one scene.  The car drives great and certainly draws a lot of attention.  The vehicle has the original 4-cylinder diesel and 4-speed transmission.  It is a 4-door.  The convertible top is in such great shape that  I would almost say perfect, but the eye of a collector may be able to find a flaw.  Regardless, it is very good.  The exterior color is Raspberry and Black.  The interior is also in very good shape.  The body of the car is amazing, considering the age.  The paint has some bad places where it is blistered (for lack of a better word).  Some folks call it character.  I'm not sure if it was re-painted years ago because of the movie, or if it had already been painted prior to the movie.  Either way, it has been several years since it was painted.  The luster is still good.  Probably because it was stored indoors.  I tried to capture the spots that stand out in the photo's, but I would suggest that you view the car in person before bidding.  It has 51,732 KM.  We suspect that it is actual mileage, but cannot prove it.
PLEASE NOTE:  The car is for sale by owner, but I am not the owner.  I am listing it for my neighbor.  If you have a serious interest in the car, you can email me for his number.  I have every intention of maintaining 100% feedback, so please do not think that something  is, or is not, in a certain condition on the car.  I will be glad to answer any questions.  The car has a lot of good stuff, but instead of writing a book about it (so to speak), I will mention some of the problem areas that I am aware of.  One of the injectors leaks a little.  The windshield wiper does not work, but it's been YEARS since this car seen rain.  The signal lights do not work.  The original clock does not work.  It will wind up, and it may even tick for a minute or two, but it will always stop.  While the transmission shifts great, I have noticed that some times the shifter will pop out of 1st gear if you do not keep your hand on it.  It's probably nothing more than an adjustment, but I wanted to mention it.
As far as upkeep, nothing was really required for years, this year, when it was pulled out of the garage, the two 6-volt batteries were replaced, as well as two rear brake hoses.  The freeze plugs on the side of the head and the water pump were both replaced due to leaks.  We also drained the tank and put in fresh diesel fuel before we started it.  Since all of this was done, we have done nothing more than cruise around town in it.  If I am not mistaken, I believe it has a whopping 40 horsepower, and you can tell it when you go up hill.
With all of that said, the car is a lot of fun.  If you are interested, please feel free to stop by on a sunny day.  We'll put the top down and go for a ride.  The car has a clear title and tag here in Tennessee.  The car also includes the plastic side glasses that fit into place to enclose the cab.  They can bee seen in the photos.  (Located in the trunk).  Thanks for looking!
A certified check would be accepted, but the vehicle cannot be taken until the check has cleared.








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Re: 1951_170 OTP USA
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2009, 07:55:17 AM »
Des ,
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I have noticed that some times the shifter will pop out of 1st gear if you do not keep your hand on it.  It's probably nothing more than an adjustment, but I wanted to mention it.

Most of the time it is an broken spring ,a Puch moped has the same spring on the clutchcable
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Re: 1951_170 OTP USA
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2009, 08:33:18 PM »
This OTP ended up selling for $42,100.
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Re: 1951_170 OTP USA
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2009, 09:02:51 PM »
And the "green" one is back again on eBay.  This time with a starting price of $35,000 and a buy now of $46,000.  This will be the 25th listing of this car.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260413481717&fromMakeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:watchlink:top:us
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Re: 1951_170 OTP USA
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2009, 10:00:07 PM »
I was surprised the selling price was $42,500. I looked at the bids and realized the majority of the bidding was between two bidders. I think if the owner of the green car spent a little money and made it a two tone, he might be able to get someone to buy it. Stephen
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Re: 1951_170 OTP USA
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2009, 11:18:04 PM »
Stephen and others, is there anything visibility wrong with the green OTP?

I mean, things that have not been restored correctly or incorrect parts?

Seems to have been for sale forever, just wondering why, as it does seem, from someone like me who doesn't know a lot about OTP's to be a nice looking car.


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Re: 1951_170 OTP USA
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2009, 12:43:04 AM »
There is nothing with this car that is out of character or that cannot be fixed with little effort or dollars.  I think that Stephen is correct, a different paint job might help with selling the car and getting rid of the sheep's wool seat covers. 
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