1936 Mercedes-Benz 170170V Cabriolet B
Year of manufacture1936
Car typeConvertible / Roadster
Exterior brand colourGrey/Grey
Coys Auction - Techno Classica Essen
Saturday 2 April 2011
Motor Cars 15:00
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Estimate: €50,000 - €65,000
Registration Number: EU Registered
Chassis Number: 174263
During the 1920s Mercedes-Benz concentrated production on its exotic, six cylinder machines such as the SS/SSK models, together with more mundane side valve, six cylinder models for the mass market. These were followed in 1930 by the Type 170 which, with a 1.7 litre four cylinder engine, was the smallest Mercedes-Benz model yet made; it also marked a Mercedes first in having all round independent suspension.
In 1936 the 170 was superseded by the new 170V with a tubular backbone chassis, which was to become the company's best-selling pre-war model. Variations on the chassis including military applications, such as the Kubelwagen and three seater cabriolet models. Power came from a 1,697cc engine producing 38bhp at 3,400rpm via a single Solex carburettor, mated to a four-sp