1952 MERCEDES BENZ 170 DS DIESEL SEDAN / SALOON antique collectibles classic oem

1952 Mercedes-Benz 170 D

Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 170 D
SubModel: DS
Type: Sedan
Year: 1952
VIN: 1911100854/52
Color: Black
Engine: diesel
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Diesel
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania, United States
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Ladies and Gentlemen…… Resto pros….. Classic lovers…... Barn finders …….. Gem seekers, whatever you call yourself and, whoever you associate yourself with…………………

I present to you a

1952 MERCEDES BENZ 170DS (D for DIESEL and S for SEDAN / SALOON) …… A piece of machinery from the past, a time traveled piece of art into todays technology............

A bit info from WIKIPEDIA, but those who know more firsthand about these, please free to share (thank you)

170 Sb / 170 DS (1952–1953)

In January 1952 the Mercedes-Benz 170 Sb replaced the 170 S model. The car now received a works number of its own, becoming known internally as the “Mercedes-Benz W 191”. Both cabriolet versions had been withdrawn in November 1951, cabriolet buyers now being catered for by the cabriolet versions of the 6-cylinderMercedes-Benz W187220 model. The 170 Sb was therefore available only with a four-door sedan/saloon body. Other changes included in the 1952 upgrade included the replacement of the floor-mounted gear lever with a then fashionable column mounted gear lever. There was now a starter button on the dashboard and the heater was improved. Under the bonnet/hood the camshaft was now driven via a chain rather than via gear cogs, a hypoid differential was fitted and the rear track was increased by 15mm (0.59in).[1]

January 1952 also saw the launch of a diesel powered version of the 170 S, sold as the Mercedes-Benz 170 DS and carrying, like its gasoline/petrol powered sibling, the works designation „W 191“. It shared the 40 HP (29kW;OM 636diesel power unit of the diesel powered 170 V and came with the same official top speed of 105km/h (65mph). In 1952 diesel powered passenger cars were still very much a novelty even in Germany. The relatively lumpy engine note and reduced performance of the diesel car were at variance with the up-market image of the 170 S, but no doubt both cost conscious company directors and upmarket taxi operators appreciated the >25% improvement in fuel consumption using a fuel which, on account of the tax rates applied, was already provided at a relatively “friendly” price in Germany.[5]

Now a bit about what I can tell you about this piece of history that you’re looking at.

Unfortunately, not much I can say about its history, I doubt it belonged to Hitler’s nephew or anyone who’s been connected to those history days.

All I can say is that I have it and based on my mechanical / body work background I can say that this sedan is in an excellent shape / condition for a very fun and interesting restoration project.

Lets start with the body / chassis

It is very very good. I’d say 95-98% is still the original panels and not much has been touched or restored. The only part that I believe has been replaced at some point is the sidesteps. They seem to be molded out of fiber. The rest is good. It has enough material / structure / shape that even if those pieces that need replacement or renewed, you will have enough material to work with. The main frame rails are like new from the factory line. I guess those vehicles were so well treated with the protective coating, that it held well and it is solid. Suspension is also in superb condition and all intact. Please refer to the undercarriage shots for a better understanding and take a look at a shot of a trunk area that usual rots away as water leaks in through the rubber seal on the trunk lid. Also see the trunk lid and its shot from the inside and how well its contours are.

Interior looks great as well. It had “leather” covers at some point but I’m leaving it the way it is so that the new owner has template to work off of. Steering wheel. Knobs, handles, trim, etc……most, if not all, is present.

Engine and manual transmission with a COLUMN SHIFTER.

Engine turns over and I’m pretty sure has some compression. Here is how I came to that conclusion. As I was moving it on and off the trailer and around the property, it was in gear and with it being engaged in the gear, the car was slightly hopping as you would expect from a manual equipped vehicle. When the clutch would be depressed, the car rolled free, like in neutral. Brake lines seem to be in good shape as well and not rotted away.

NOW THE IFFIE STUFF.

The gas tank cap and radiator caps are missing. Also, the passenger front door window is missing. And please be open minded, this car will have some hole in its floor panel, but very minor and probably expected.

I hope I gave a well detailed description to my knowledge as I possibly could, but those who know every nut and bolt on these history pieces, please advise me on what to look for and I will gladly do so and provide updates.

THE CAR WILL COME WITH

BILL OF SALE ONLY…… ASK YOUR LOCAL DMV ON HOW THAT WORKS AS FAR AS GETTING THIS TYPE OF A VEHICLE REGISTERED AND INSURED ONCE IT’S ROAD WORTHY.

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I WILL INCLUDE A 50 MILE RADIUS DELIVERY FOR FREE AND OTHER DELIVERY OPTIONS CAN BE DISCUSSED AS WELL. MY LOCATION ZIP IS

MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA 18936…….. RIGHT OUTSIDE OF GREATER PHILADELPHIA

215.327.8000

ALEX