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1953 Mercedes-Benz 170 DS / LIKE NEW- RARE
« on: April 11, 2010, 07:54:01 AM »
1953 Mercedes-Benz 170 DS / LIKE NEW- RARE

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 1953 Mercedes-Benz


TEXAS CLASSIC CARS OF DALLAS IS EXTREMELY PROUD TO PRESENT THIS EXCEPTIONAL "TYPE 170 DS".
 
(PLEASE ALLOW PLENTY OF TIME FOR ALL OF THE PICTURES AND VIDEOS TO DOWNLOAD)


WE WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME YOU TO OUR SHOWROOM AT 1912 W. MOCKINGBIRD LANE, JUST NORTH OF DOWNTOWN DALLAS, TO VIEW THIS BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED MERCEDES-BENZ
 
WHEN INTRODUCED IN 1953, THIS CAR BROUGHT TO THE PUBLIC, THE CHERISHED DREAM OF EVERY MOTORIST. WITH THE "TYPE 170 DS" YOU COULD BECOME THE POSSESSOR OF A LARGE CAR AND AT THE SAME TIME ENJOY THE ADVANTAGES OF GREAT COMFORT, STYLISH EASE AND A HANDSOME APPEARANCE OF REAL QUALITY- ALL AT RUNNING COSTS WHICH WERE NOT MUCH HIGHER THAN THOSE OF A MOTORCYCLE.
 
 
WITH NORMAL FUEL CONSUMPTION OF 43.6 MPG, THE MERCEDES- BENZ DEISEL CAR "TYPE 170 DS" INDISPUTABLY HOLDS THE WORLD RECORD FOR ECONOMICAL RUNNNG.
 

 
THE ECONOMY OF THE "TYPE 170 D" PLUS THE STYLING OF THE "TYPE 170 S" COMBINED IN THE "TYPE 170 DS"
 

OUR 170 DS BEGAN A FULL RESTORATION AROUND 1997. THE OWNER DID AN INCREDIBLE JOB. THE CAR WAS DISSASEMBLED. EACH PEACE WAS STRIPPED TO BARE METAL, METICULOUSLY SANDED,  50/50 ETCHING PRIMER WAS APPLIED BEFORE THE REPAINT.


THE RESULT IS THIS BEAUTIFUL PAINT WORK AND EXTREMEMLY STRAIGHT BODY

 
THE ENTIRE CAR WAS GONE OVER. ALL NEW WIRING WAS INSTALLED.
 
 
AFTER WWII, THE ONLY TOOLING THAT SURVIVED FROM THE PRE WAR 1942 MODELS, WAS THE 170 MODEL, SO, POST WAR PRODUCTION OF MERCEDES -BENZ PASSENGER CARS WERE TYPE 170S WITH 4 CYLINDER GASOLIINE OR DIESEL ENGINES. TYPE 170 MODELS WERE BUILT UNTIL 1955 - A TOTAL OF 153,000 UNITS SINCE ITS INTRODUCTION IN 1931.
 

 
THAT IS AN AVERAGE OF ONLY APPROXIMATELY 6400 CARS PER YEAR.
 
OUR 1953 "TYPE 170 DS" IS ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THIS ERA YOU WILL FIND. SO BEAUTIFUL IN FACT THAT IN 2004 THE OWNER WAS ASKED BY MERCEDES-BENZ USA,  IF THEY COULD USE HIS CAR FOR THE PRESS LAUNCH OF THEIR 2005 E320 CDI, IN SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS.
HE GRACIOUSLY ALLOWED HIS CAR TO BE SENT TO SAN ANTONIO AND IT WAS DISPLAYED PROUDLY AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE NEW WATERMARK HOTEL FOR THE ENTIRE WEEK OF THE SHOW.
 
IN 2006 AND 2007 THE OWNER TOOK TOP AWARDS AT THE PARK PLACE MERCEDES-BENZ DEALERSHIP'S ANNUAL CAR SHOW AND SHINE.
 
SIDE REFLECTORS ACTUALLY WORK
 
THE OWNER OF THIS BEAUTIFUL 53 MADE HIS LIVING REUPHOLSTERING MERCEDS BENZ AUTOMOBILES FOR MANY YEARS. HIS CRAFTSMANSHIP SHOWS IN THIS INCREDIBLE RED LEATHER INTERIOR. AS YOU WILL SEE IN A LATER PICTURE, THE ORIGINAL MANUFACTURERS MSO SHOWS THAT THIS CAR CAME FROM THE FACTORY WITH RED LEATHER INTERIOR

THE DASH ON THE 170 DS IS IMPECCABLE.
 
THE GAUGES SHOW AS NEW, AND EVERYTHING WORKS, INCLUDING THE ORIGINAL RADIO
 
ACCORDING TO THE OWNERS MANUAL, THE BECKER MONACO RADIO WAS AN OPTION THAT HAD TO BE ORDERED WHEN THE 170 DS WAS PURCHASED AT THE DEALER. YOU WILL SEE ON THE MSO (MANUFATURERS STATEMENT OF ORIGIN), THE RADIO ORDER.
 
BECKER WAS STARTED BY MAX EGON BECKER AND MADE ITS FIRST RADIO IN 1945. IT WAS AN AIRCRAFT RECEIVER AND WAS SOON FOLLOWED BY CAR RADIOS IN 1948. THEY WERE BEING FITTED STANDARD IN MERCEDES CARS BY 1949. OVER THE YEARS, BECKER HAS MADE MANY INDUSTRY FIRSTS. IN 1952, BECKER WAS AWARDED "BEST RADIO EQUIPMENT IN A MOTOR VEHICLE" AT THE MONTE CARLO RALLY.


ABOVE YOU CAN SEE THE SMALL HANDLE FOR THE GLOW PLUG LIGHT. THIS IS WHAT SETS THIS DEISEL APART FROM OTHER MODELS.
THE GLOW PLUG LIGHT MUST SHOW RED BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE.

 
WE CAN'T SAY FOR SURE THIS IS ORIGINAL MILEAGE, BUT KNOWING THERE WERE FEW OWNERS OF THIS CAR, AND THAT ONE OF THEM PUT THE CAR IN STORAGE FOR 25 YEARS, IT COULD VERY WELL BE.
 
 
A MODERN RECEIVER/CD PLAYER HAS BEEN ADDED FOR MODERN CONVENIENCE.
 
 
ORIGINAL INSTRUCTION MANUAL AND CATALOG ARE PRESENT


IN 1999 THE TOP END OF THE DEISEL ENGINE WAS REBUILT. THE ENGINE CYLINDER HEAD WAS REPLACED.  THE PRECHAMBERS AND THREAD RINGS WERE ALSO REPLACED WITH THE NEWER VERSION THAT ARE MORE RELIABLE.
 
 
THIS CAR RUNS EXTREMEMLY WELL. SHE IS RELIABLE, AND ONCE YOU UNDERSTAND HOW TO OPERATE THE GLOW PLUG, SHE WILL START EVERY TIME


AS YOU CAN SEE, THE ORIGINAL MANUFACTURERES STATEMENT OF ORIGIN, SHOWS THAT THE CAR WAS DESTINED FOR THE USA .
YOU CAN ALSO SEE THAT THE RADIO WAS ORDERED AS AN OPTION.
I FOUND OUT FROM THE OWNER, THAT LEDER ROT MEANS RED LEATHER AND THAT BAHN MEANS BLACK.
 
THE UNDERCARRIAGE IS SOLID AND SHOWS THAT THE OWNER ENJOYED DRIVING HS PRIDE AND JOY.

ONCE MORE WE WOULD LIKE TO INVITE YOU TO COME AND VIEW THE  MERCEDES - BENZ AT OUR DEALERSHIP  LOCATED AT 1912 W. MOCKINGBIRD LANE IN DALLAS OR CALL US WITH QUESTIONS
THANK YOU,
DAVE 214-213-7072 AND MARIS 214-616-2317
 
PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO VIEW OUR VIDEOS TO SEE THE 170 DS IN ACTION






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