Mercedes-Benz 170 S Cabriolet A
|Model||170 S Cabriolet A|
|Steering||Left Hand Drive|
|Extras||Radio, white wall tyres|
...or what was it actually like in those days?
After the Second World War in 1946, production at Mercedes restarted with tried and tested models that had been developed before the war. The 170V series was at the heart of the new car production. The ongoing models were improved and, later on, the Ponton series was developed. The result was, in 1949, the new 170 S, based on the S 170 V but longer, wider and better equipped. It was given a much more powerful engine with 52 bhp and was supplied as a saloon or convertible. Its front axle was already suspended by coil springs and double wishbones. It was the first Mercedes model to be labelled with the additional designation S, used since then for top of the range versions of Mercedes vehicles. The uppermost models in the series were the convertibles - the type A at 15,800 Deutschmarks was the epitome of luxury, only 830 examples being produced over three years.
...or how it really is. Original, given a facelift or fully restored?
The vehicle is newly restored to the highest level by specialists and complies with comprehensive equipment standards. Since restoration the vehicle has not been driven. Extensive documentation of the work is available.
...or what is it like to drive?
It can still perform in the way that delighted its former owners in 1951. It is this almost indescribable feeling of quality that one senses when one gets in: the security and safety while driving, the experience of open-top travel and how it can make everyday life feel so indulgent. Even with the roof closed, it cuts a fine figure and accommodates its two occupants very comfortably. This well-equipped vehicle, in excellent condition, guarantees future increases in value.
Preiskategorie B: 175.000 bis 225.000 Euro
Garantie: 1 Jahr, vollumfänglich