1950 Mercedes-Benz 170

Cabriolet

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1950
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Beige
  • 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 taces paid Chassis Number: 13604217793
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 In 1936 the 170 was superceded by the new 170V with tubular backbone chassis, which was to become the company‘s best selling pre-war model, continuing on sale until 1953, variations on the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