1938 Mercedes-Benz 170 V Cabriolet B60.000-80.000 EUR - No Reserve

Mercedes-Benz 170 V Cabriolet B 

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Dutch title
Chassis n°198682

- Four-seater convertible
- Nice restoration
- Rare model
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Reference Number 512965

as of 1/17/2018

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Artcurial - Rétromobile  Contact  Location
Salon Rétromobile Hall 1  Phone  +33 1 42 99 20 56  City  Porte de Versailles
75015 Porte de Versailles  Fax  +33 1 42 99 16 39  State  Paris
France  Mobile    Country  France France
Overview
Car 1938 Mercedes-Benz 170 V Cabriolet B
VIN 198682 
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Known History

The "V" of the Mercedes 170 V launched in 1936 meant "Vorn", which corresponded to a motor at the front, in opposition to the H ("Heck") of the 170 H which engine was at the rear. The first, of course, was a much greater success, selling in very large numbers, and becoming one of the best-selling models of the brand, thanks to its qualities of robustness and simplicity of use and maintenance. Equipped with a four-cylinder 1.7 liter engine, the 170V continued to be produced after the war, in a slightly modified version.

This beautiful example that we offer was delivered new in Germany on May 25, 1938 to Dr. Max Gareis in Landshüs. The original 'Kraftfahrzeugbrief' tells us that the car followed him as he moved around. The car today belongs to a Dutch collector who liked to enjoy his cars. Upon its purchase, he had the car fully restored in 2015, by Winfried de Lear. The interior in a light green fabric, in keeping with the times, is in mint condition. Its color combination is exquisite with these two shades of dark green/light green.

This is a stylish convertible, the German counterpoint to France's famous Traction Avant. The robustness of its engine remains legendary. A nice pre-war cabriolet for nice drives.