1938 Mercedes-Benz 170

Cabriolet - One owner since 1960

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1938
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Black/White
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Techno Classica Essen
Essen
Germany
Saturday 10 April 2010
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Registration Number: EU Registered Chassis Number: 414942
Historically, the 170V was first displayed by Mercedes Benz at the 1936 Berlin Motor Show and enjoyed a production from 1935 to 1941.
It exceeded that of any other pre-war car and provided the basis for the resumption of Mercedes car production following World War II. The Pre-War 170V was produced in several models, a Cabrio-Limo, Cabriolet A and B models, and a very rare Roadster. The 170V continued in 1947, with the 170D and S models being produced, until the introduction of the 170S in 1949.
Manufactured in 1938, this 170V Cabriolet was purchased by the vendor in July 1960, meaning that it has been in the same ownership for the past 50 years. The owner spent the majority of his life working as a car mechanic, and between the years of 1960 and 1989 spent much of his spare time using his skills to rest