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Offline Jim Axman

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170S, Sb model description
« on: December 28, 2008, 10:22:04 PM »
A more luxurious model, aimed at the more wealthy buyer was introduced in 1949, known as the 170S (S stood for Super).  Designated the W136, the new model used a slightly longer and wider body, based on the pre-war 230, giving more interior space, a larger boot and extra chrome trim. The additional weight resulted in a number of mechanical revisions, including an enlarged 1767cc engine with a single Solex downdraught carburettor, larger brakes and revised front suspension featuring wishbones and coil springs. The 170S was the first post-war Mercedes-Benz exported outside Germany. The interior had numerous improvements, including the instruments directly ahead of the driver and very comfortable cloth-trimmed seats. In production from May 1949 until February 1952,  with a total of 28,764 built.

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Re: 170S, Sb model description
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2008, 04:00:21 PM »
I have written a document explaining the differences between 170S and 170Sb. But it is written in Swedish.

Since I have worked a lot with both 220(W187), 170S and 170Sb I have seen many more differences than you think exists.

To buy a 170S as spareparts-car to a 170Sb is no good at all.
I think 170Sb has more parts equal to a 220(W187) than a 170S.
The 170Sb is top of the line model for the 170-series. After this model the cars had stripped equiptment, less chrome etc.
I will try to translate my Swedish document and upload it some other day.

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Re: 170S, Sb model description
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2008, 04:15:05 PM »
My 170Sb is made in April 1953 and sold in May 1953.
But all the original Swedish authorities documents says that it is a model 1952.
After buying the car I noticed that the signplate on the firewall said 1953. The I got scared and thought that car identity was not OK.
But after searching I have found that most of the Swedish 170-cars made 1950-1951 have identity 1950. Most of the cars made in 1952-1953 have identity 1952.
I have also seen many 170Vb with identity 170Va.

I don't exactly know why but perhaps the car-deales saved money by using the same identity for more than one year.


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Re: 170S, Sb model description
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2009, 10:47:04 PM »
I have written a document explaining the differences between 170S and 170Sb. But it is written in Swedish....I will try to translate my Swedish document and upload it some other day....

Lars

Lars,

If you send me the document or leave it here, I will translate it like I did the information which Paavo sent.

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