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Offline Des

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1951 Mercedes-Benz 170 DA
« on: December 22, 2008, 07:38:06 PM »
1951 Mercedes-Benz  170 DA

Digitmotorsport is pleased to present for sale this rare 1951 Mercedes Benz DA. Matching numbers, engine running but did not run for the last three years. A very good project car. This Mercedes will be sold "as is"


The diesel model 170 D and the prestigious 170 S Saloon derived from the 170 V. To a large extent the 170 D corresponded to the 170 V, but it had a 1.7-litre diesel engine, which the Stuttgart engineers developed from the petrol engine of the 170 V. The prechamber engine developed 28 kW (38 hp), like the petrol engine. The 170 D was the first Mercedes-Benz diesel car of the post-war period. It was the carefully thought-out successor to the 260 D of 1936 (W 138) and, as heir to this diesel pioneer, laid the cornerstone for the ongoing success of this drive system variant in Mercedes-Benz passenger cars. Compared with its petrol-powered twin, the 170 D consumed appreciably less fuel – yet had almost identical performance. It provided the platform on which was built the good reputation of the company’s diesel cars, renowned for their longevity and economy. In addition, in the 170 D's early production years the ready supply of diesel oil made this model an attractive proposition, whereas even five years after the war petrol was sometimes still hard to find.

As early as May 1950, Mercedes-Benz updated the design of the 170 V and 170 D models. Both got uprated engines through enlargement of the displacement to just under 1.8 litres. The petrol engine now developed 33 kW (45 hp) at 3600 rpm, the diesel generated 29 kW (40 hp) at 3200 rpm. Telescopic shock absorbers, an enlarged rear axle track width and more powerful brakes improved handling. And both models were given larger seats, a wider passenger compartment and a boot that could be accessed from outside. To distinguish them from the original models, internally the improved variants were called 170 Va and 170 Da

(Information provided by Mercedes Benz blog)

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Re: 1951 Mercedes-Benz 170 DA
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2008, 08:37:14 PM »
I wish I was closer to this car. I would buy it in a heart-beat.

Isn't that a pre-war hood ? (the vents)

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Re: 1951 Mercedes-Benz 170 DA
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2008, 09:20:15 PM »
The post war 170D and Da both had the vertical vents that were on the prewar models.  The 170Db changed to the horizontal vents.
John Ellis
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Re: 1951 Mercedes-Benz 170 DA
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2010, 07:07:21 AM »
yes it is nice car and i wish that i can purchase it