1951 Mercedes-Benz Type 170Da

VIN: 25216

(Not The Actual Vin Number)

Stock# 25216
1951 Mercedes-Benz Type 170Da
Stock#: 25216
Ext. Color: Brown
Int. Color: cream
Year: 1951
Vin#: 25216

1951 Mercedes-Benz Type 170Da Open Tourer

This rare and superb 1951 Mercedes-Benz 170Da has undergone a professional restoration leaving no expense spared and having covered minimal mileage since completion. Its rarity and infrequency on American soil make it a truly exceptional and fascinating find, particularly with its diesel engine. It is finished in a two-tone cream and brown exterior over a black interior, a particularly appealing livery for this body style. These early diesel automobiles represent a groundbreaking achievement in automotive history and would be a prized addition to any esteemed collection, particularly one focusing on pioneering "alternative fuel" vehicles. This 170 comes with all four window inserts for all-weather touring, while the fold down windscreen provides wind-in-your-face excitement when the sun is shining. Accompanied by a Mercedes service manual, some restoration photos as well as some spare engine parts. Surely a wonderful opportunity to acquire a rarely seen early diesel Mercedes in comprehensively restored form.
The Mercedes-Benz W136 series, a line of four-cylinder passenger cars, served as the brand's flagship model from the mid-1930s to the 1950s. Debuting in February 1936 as the 170 V (the "V" designation denoted "Vorn," or front, distinguishing it from the rear-engine 170 H), it succeeded the W15 Type 170 and became Mercedes' best-selling model from 1936 to 1939, with over 75,000 units manufactured by 1942. Surviving Allied bombing during World War II, its tooling facilitated post-war reconstruction. Resuming production in 1947, the 170 V regained its top-seller status until 1953. Most models were four-door "Limousines," although diverse body types were offered, including the "Cabrio-Limousine" with a foldaway canvas roof, while more utilitarian taxi variants featured large rear luggage racks. The range also included two-door "Cabriolet A" and "Cabriolet B" models. Despite war disruptions, Mercedes-Benz production recommenced in 1946, initially focusing on light trucks and ambulances before passenger car production resumed in 1947. The 170 V saw a resurgence in 1949, including a diesel variant dubbed the Mercedes-Benz 170 D, renowned for its exceptional fuel economy.
Chassis no. 136.174.13127/51
Engine no. 636.930.8503410
  • A pioneering early diesel passenger car
  • Rare and seldom seen in the U.S.
  • Older high-quality restoration, few miles since
  • Exceptionally well-preserved condition
  • Great candidate for the Show Circuit
Price: $49,500

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