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Offline mxl266

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Nazi Owned 1936 170V 2-door: Rarity & Value Questions?
« on: September 05, 2013, 03:57:28 PM »

I recently purchased my first Mercedes Benz:  1936 MB 170V 2-door

This vehicle has an interesting history and is in very good cosmetic & mechanical condition.  It only needs brakes to be on the road.  Body is solid.  Paint looks good from about 6-feet away.  Interior is clean and untorn.  Engine compartment spotless.  It looks like someone did a light preservation/restoration back in the 1970's.
Originally purchased on September 4, 1936 by German Nazi military doctor, Rudolf Buhring.  I have an original copy of the bill of sale, other purchase documents, and military papers describing Mr. Buering's credentials and character.  There are Germans Eagle & swastika stamps on the copies of the original paperwork. 

I am told that this 1936 2-door model is rare?  Chassis or VIN # 150078.  Since this appears to be the first year of the 170V, the Chassis # appears to be very low.  Is it possible that this is the 78th 170V ever built? 

This vehicle was sold to a US embassy employee in Berlin in the 1970's.  Vehicle was shipped to Pennsylvania in the early 1980's.  My friend & I just purchased the vehicle from this owner (who is 84) in June 2013.

This vehicle is not listed in any price guide.
Can anyone help me get an idea of its value?
How rare is this year/model/vehicle?

Any insight or help is greatly appreciated.  I will try to post pics in the near future.
Mike in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Offline roadster36

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Re: Nazi Owned 1936 170V 2-door: Rarity & Value Questions?
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2013, 05:03:28 PM »
the 2 door is  rare , it looks only a few have left
VIN # 150078 is indeed a very early 170v.
The value is about the same as the 4 door saloon.
it is an interesting history and ,and from most of the prewar 170v the  is  history unknown.
On the internet you see in Russia and the Ukraine some more 2 door there , left behind by the German Army in the war.
Here is a picture of my 2 door .
i live in the Netherlands and as far as i know there are only 2 pieces 170v 2 door in my country.
I am curious the see pics of your car>


« Last Edit: September 05, 2013, 06:02:18 PM by roadster36 »

Offline John Ellis

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Re: Nazi Owned 1936 170V 2-door: Rarity & Value Questions?
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2013, 12:39:47 AM »
Here are the chassis numbers by year for the 170V pre-war models

John Ellis
1953 170Vb
1958 190
2007 Porsche Cayman