1953 Mercedes-Benz Diesel Sedan 170-DS 170DS

1953 Mercedes-Benz 170DS

Condition: Used
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 170DS
Type: Sedan
Year: 1953
Mileage: 22,322
VIN: 691110198553
Color: Black
Fuel: Diesel
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Gray Cloth
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Milford, Pennsylvania, United States
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Description for Mercedes-Benz 170DS 1953

Fully Restored 1953 Mercedes-Benz 170DShas4 Cyl. Diesel Engineand 4-Speed Manual Transmission with Shift on the Column.

Only 6,494 of these cars were ever built. Fewsurvive today in any condition. This exact 4-Door Sedan Model can be seen in manyrecently released WWII Themed movies.

Itwas the first Model produced by Mercedes following WWII and was based on Pre-Wardesigns and specifications. The onlymajor changes were the use of steel rather than wood for the flooring andrelocating the spare tire from exterior truck lid mounting to inside the trunk.

When purchased in '09 it had just undergone a complete 18 Month, rame-On,$60,000 Professional Restoration to Original Factory Specifications. Prior to the extensive Restoration,it was in good conditionshowingno rust or body damage. Motor and Transmission were also in good working order.Ithad beenwell maintainedby its previous owner(s).

Workperformed included: Complete stripping of paint to bare metal and repainted inoriginal High-Gloss Mercedes Black.The upholstery was replaced including: front and rearseats, oor panels, eadliner and carpet. New windshield (due to scratches), e-chrome of bumpers, rill & trim.

Hydraulic Brakes: new hoses, rake shoes and wheel cylinders.

Engine wasinspected andmeasured, howingvery little wear. These OM 636 Diesel engines have been known to exceed 1,000,000 Miles!

Engine compartment was cleaned and totally refurbished. In the years since I have owned this car it has not had any mechanical issues, reak-downs or repairs. Even after sitting for many months at a time, t starts right up and drives well.

Mostly driven at WWII Airshows and occasionally used in WWII related TV & Movie productions. Minor modifications were added to make it more "WWII Period Correct" and to fit the Filming/Script/Event requirements. Changes include replacement of tires with off-road capable "Knobby" Firestone tires, take-off street tires arealso included) Black-Out covers for headlights, riginal NSKK Vehicle Badgeon radiator grill, ddingleft and right MilitaryPennant Mountsto Fendersand Front & Rear German Military License Plates. All these items are easily removable to bring back to original 1953 Mercedes Specs.

The condition of the vehicle todayshows a few minorimperfections from use and transportationto Movie Studios located in the NYC area (inside a fullyenclosed trailer).Hassome flaking of chrome plating on front bumper and minor paint surface scratches received whileloading& unloading. The wind-up Clockin the Dash isnot working.

Additional pictures available upon request.

The Vehicle hasno known mechanical issues. Starts, uns, rives and Stops well.Recent Oil Change on8/23/15including Filter inspection and cleaning.

M-B Dealer Service Manual and Owner's manuals in German and Englishincluded. Speedometer/Odometer are in Kilometers.Now at 22,322.

Vehicle is currentlyTitled, egistered & Insured in PA and is available for inspection and test drive by appointment.

Buyer must arrange for vehicle pick-up.

LocalTransportation (within 250 miles) can be arranged prior to auction end.