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1949 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 170 S
« on: January 07, 2010, 01:42:21 AM »
1949 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 170 S

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UP FOR AUCTION IS A WONDERFUL PIECE OF MERCEDES HISTORY

THIS IS A SOLID NICE PROJECT.

ALL ORIGINAL INTERIOR, ENGINE BAY AND BODY MAKE THIS A GREAT

PROJECT FOR THE MERCEDES ENTHUSIAST.

CLEAR CALIFORNIA TITLE, CAR RUNS, ALL SHEET METAL INCLUDING THE FLOORS AND TRUNK ARE


IN EXCEPTIONAL RUST FREE CONDITION.

THIS IS A PROJECT AND NEEDS RESTORATION.


THIS MERCEDES RUNS WELL. IT IS ORIGINAL RIGHT DOWN TO THE SPARE TIRE JACK.

PLEASE ASK YOUR QUESTIONS TO MAKE THIS AUCTION A PLEASANT EXPERIENCE FOR BOTH OF US.
It is missing both the front and rear door glass and regulators from the passenger side. 

                                                   

     HISTORY OF THE 170 S

 The Brass Plaque on the seat reads In German

"The driver from these machine can not transport other persons. The telephon company can not guarantee for these other persons or for any damage. No responsibility.
The telephon and telegraph company."

Think of the Messages this Vehicle Carried During World War II

The first serious production Mercedes saloon did not appear until 1949.


The 170 series. Total Production 3, 370.00
The 170 played an important role in re-establishing Mercedes in post-war Europe.

During World War II in September of 1944 two weeks of Day light Raids left 60 years of Daimler and Benz History

in smoldering ruins.

The new Daimler plant slowly started production in 1949.


The 170 was built in the Daimler Plant
This is a 1949 170 S  petrol car. With a four door saloon body.
Despite the pre-war looks of this 170 it has factory  hydraulic brakes and a rear swing-axle. The petrol 170SV was powered by a side valve straight four unit measuring 1767cc.

Access to the engine is via an old fashioned split-bonnet which coupled with itís exposed headlamps give this Mercedes a real 1930's feel. This Mercedes has exceptional build quality and the engineers made many improvements under the skin, such as improving the weight distribution to improve the centre of gravity.

The engine produced 52 horsepower, the valves being arranged side by side and a detachable light alloy head was used. A downdraft Sole carburetor was fitted, as was an air silencer and wet-type air filter.

The thermostat, set in the water circulation system, was designed to ensure the 170S was capable of performing under the heaviest of load conditions without impacting water temperature.

The 170S also proved a big advance on the 170V in that the centre of gravity was reduced, and the use independent suspension attached to a rigid cruciform frame of oval tube sections provided much better

handling.

Many additional photo's upon request. All the wood trim is in tact, Great solid project.


DO NOT MISS THE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A PIECE OF MERCEDES HISTORY