Lot 114A - 1938 Mercedes 170 V Convertible A

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ESTIMATE €75,000- €95,000

Auction Grandes Marques Maastricht 2020
Auction Date 17th January 2020
Day of Auction Day 1 - Friday

Lot Details

Lot Number 114A
Reg. Number EU Registered
Chassis Number 191835
Year 1938
Make Mercedes-Benz
Model 170 V Convertible A

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Successor to the W15 six-cylinder 170 model, the 170 V, internal code W136, was slightly larger than its predecessor and more powerful, but it came with only four cylinders. Introduced in 1936, it had a more streamlined body than the 170 and was sold at a lower price. The “V” signified vorn, German for front, distinguishing it from the rear-engine 170 H model, with the “H” standing for heck, or rear. The 170 V fell naturally to taxi work, which is a role that Mercedes continues in Germany to this day.

This well preserved example has benefitted from an older restoration and is showing a nicely mellowed patina. Finished in tobacco brown with a matching leather interior, the 170V is offered with Portuguese papers in addition to the Italian ASI registration. Presented with a sensible auction estimate, this is a fine example of a rare and collectible motor car.


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