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1936 Mercedes-Benz 170 Convertible Limousine

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  • Unique convertible limousine body style
  • First year of production model with distinctive Mercedes badge on the bonnet
  • Matching numbers vehicle
  • Kept within the same family for over 50 years
  • Comprehensive restoration by leading classic car specialists in Croatia

The Appeal

When Mercedes-Benz presented the new Typ 170 V at the 1936 International Motor and Motorcycle Show in Berlin, they were setting up much of the company's format for the future. In many ways, the solidly built, pacey and comfortable 170 was a natural precursor to the company's future post-war success. Indeed, if it wasn't for the car's return to market at the end of WW2, we wouldn't have Mercedes-Benz today. 

This specific model is from the first year of production. That's a real rarity - prewar examples are extremely rare, and can be recognised by the car's unique badging, which was standardised post-war. The car's convertible limousine body style is a standout feature, offering a blend of luxury and open-air driving experience with a distinctive executive milieu. 

This Mercedes-Benz 170 has been in the same family for over 50 years, and it shows in the meticulous care and attention it has received. The comprehensive restoration by leading classic car specialists in Croatia has returned the vehicle to its factory condition, making it a true collector's item.

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History and Paperwork

  • Manufactured in 1936, the inaugural year of production for the Mercedes 170
  • Kept within the same family for over 50 years
  • Matching numbers vehicle, with the engine number identical to the chassis number
  • Regularly registered, insured, and maintained annually
  • Comprehensive restoration by leading classic car specialists in Croatia

The Condition

  • Excellent condition following comprehensive restoration
  • Regularly detailed and treated with special protective agents for paint, chrome, wood, leather, rubber, etc.
  • Serviced on a regular basis to keep it in good order
  • Properly garaged and maintained throughout its lifetime
  • The exterior is in simply remarkable shape
  • Underside is perfect with no signs of corrosion
  • Original pre-war badges still in place
  • Chromework is bright and nicely presented
  • Interior is remarkable with lovely rich leather
  • Wood veneers in good order
  • Original vintage instruments are all in good order
  • Everything from the hand pulls to the screens is in excellent order

The Mechanics

  • 1697cc M136 I4 powerplant
  • Fitted with a synchronised gearbox
  • Non-synchronised gearbox included in the sale
  • Solid driving characteristics, capable of keeping up with modern traffic
  • Ultimately, this is a simply superb example of a highly desirable car

NOTE: Upon the sale of the vehicle, the vendor will also provide additional engine, gearbox, a set of hatch doors, a set of front and rear fenders, a hood and a box of various parts.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1936
  • Make Mercedes
  • Model Type 170
  • Colour Multicolour
  • Odometer 0
  • Engine size 1697
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Zagreb
  • Location International
  • Country Croatia

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