Lot 2202
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Autumn Auction: Decorative Art, Interiors, Silver, Jewellery, Classic Cars and Books & Prints
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1951 Mercedes-Benz 170 S Cabriolet

The Mercedes-Benz 170 series was introduced in 1931 and became a landmark model for the Stuttgart-based manufacturer. It was a very advanced car for its time and a bestseller both before and after World War II.

In May 1949 the 170 S model was introduced as an improved version of the pre-war 170 V. It was the first Mercedes-Benz to feature the suffix “S” in its name. This stood for “Sonder Modell” (Special model) denoting a superior level of comfort and quality. As such, its intended market was successful business owners and company directors.

This 170 S comes with a four-cylinder 1767cc engine equipped with an aluminium cylinder head and producing 52bhp. It has a four speed all-synchromesh gearbox and can reach a top speed of 122kph, allowing safe and comfortable motoring in present day traffic. The suspension consists of a thoroughly modern double wishbone/coil spring design at the front, while at the rear a widened track with telescopic shock absorbers is fitted.

Production of this forerunner of the S-Class Mercedes-Benz ran from 1949 to 1952 and a total of 31,197 units were made. Besides the four-door limousine, a two-door cabriolet was introduced with either a two-seater or four-seater body. These very handsome and luxurious cabriolets are among the last truly hand-built Mercedes-Benz cars, assembled with great care by the skilled staff at Mercedes’ Sindelfinger works.

This charming Mercedes-Benz 170 S was built in 1951. It is a beautifully restored and well-proven classic car, benefitting from 27 years of one-owner care. The high-quality restoration was carried out between 1985 and 1987 with many invoices for the work included in the history file. This 170 S remains an impeccably presented example of a Mercedes luxury cabriolet. One of just 830 open-topped 170 S cars built during a four-year period, the body is finished in a striking red colour and has outstanding paint quality. A black canvas soft top complements the coachwork. In addition to the body, the interior has been fully restored with the upholstery, wood trim and brightwork all finished to a high standard. The seats and dashboard are upholstered with beige leather and are in immaculate condition. The upper section of the dashboard and the door waistrails are finished in highly desirable maple veneer. A maple panel also surrounds the radio in the centre of the dashboard. The hamper and wicker suitcase fitted inside the book invite you to take a drive and pause for a picnic in the sunshine.

This fine example is Dutch registered. It benefits from extensive maintenance within the past six months and is ready for its next owner to cherish and enjoy by covering long distances in effortless high style.

IMPORTANT NOTE: For this lot there is a divergent buyers premium of 12% inclusive VAT (Margeregeling) in addition to the hammer price.

The Venduehuis is not an automobile workshop or repair company and does not verify whether cars are fully functional. The Venduehuis accepts no liability for any defects and/or costs incurred for repairs.

€ 120.000,00
€ 140.000,00

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