1937 Mercedes-Benz 230 Cabriolet B Mannheim - Amazing Original Car!

1937 Mercedes-Benz Other

Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: Other
Type: Convertible
Trim: 230 Cabriolet B Mannheim
Year: 1937
Mileage: 80,000
Color: Black
Engine: 2229cc 6
Cylinders: 6
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 4 Speed
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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View our eBay StoreSign up for our Email Newsletter 1937 Mercedes-Benz 230 Cabriolet B - Mannheim offered with a reserve This very rare Mannheim bodied example is in largely original condition with the original upholstery hidden beneath seat covers. The car does runs well. however the brake system is under repair (waiting for parts) so as soon as she is roadworthy we will get her out and get better shots and start marketing the car. We have many more photographs of this car. please click on any image to be taken to our full-size image list! The Mercedes-Benz Typ 230 n was introduced by Mercedes-Benz in 1937 as a successor to the Typ 230 (W 21). It was one of several models over the space of nearly eight decades to be sold with a name along the lines "Mercedes-Benz 230". and is therefore in retrospect more normally named according to its internal works designation as the Mercedes-Benz W 143. The car was initially built with the same 2. 00 mm (110 in) wheelbase as the Typ 200 (W 21). It also inherited the sophisticated all-round independent suspension system originally introduced with the manufacturer’s smaller Mercedes-Benz W15 model. There was no full width axle at the front. the wheels being suspended from two transverse leaf springs. At the back there were two half swing-axles. The body was further lengthened. however. with standard bodied cars now coming in at 4. 00 mm (170 in). while the width had increased to 1. 70 mm (54 in). The 6 cylinder 2. 29cc unit was the one that had first been seen a year earlier as part of the 1936 upgrade on the W 21 model. but now it was matched up to a more conventional four speed manual transmission. The top ratio on the 2. 29 cc version of the earlier model had been in effect an overdrive. Claimed top speed was 116 km/h (72 mph). At launch the base chassis version of the car came with a recommended retail price of 4. 00 Marks. Customers wishing to buy a W 143 with one of the Mercedes standard bodies could choose between a two or four door “Limousine” (saloon/sedan) retailing respectively at 4. 90 Marks or 5. 70 Marks. or one of several cabriolet or roadster models. mostly with only two seats and costing more. The grill was raked backwards and. on the standard car. had no bar for the mounting of lights. all of which helped to enhance the sleek appearance of the front. The result of putting a 4. 00 mm (170 in) car body on the old 2. 00 mm (110 in) was one or two very long overhangs: in the case of the 1937 W143 the overhang was concentrated at the back. Whether because the excessive rear overhang looked rather odd. or for other reasons. the original W 143 failed to gain market acceptance. and although the short-wheelbase cars continued to be offered for sale till the end of 1937. well before that the model had effectively been relaunched with the longer 3. 50 mm (120 in) wheelbase that had already been offered on special long wheel base version of the Mercedes Typ 200 (W 21) for several years. Our Ebay Policies: Significant Cars is one of the largest Collector Car Brokers and Dealers in the Country. Since 2003 we have worked hard to "change the way collector cars find new homes" by providing unparralleled web presentation of the cars we are representing. Most of our cars have over 30 photographs. and these can be viewed by visiting our website (our eBay handle dot com). or by clicking on any of the photographs in the black background area of our EBay listings. We welcome your call with any questions about any of our listings at anytime at 800-837-9902 and certainly encourage your personal inspection of any of the cars we are selling-just call us and we will be happy to set up an appointment for your to see and test drive the car. We realize that eBay is a difficult venue to properly evaluate an item as complex as an automobile. You can feel secure bidding with confidence on any of our cars since we guarantee your satisfaction! Should you win the auction and come to see the car and decide you do not want it for any reason. no negative feedback will result. any deposit you may have paid will be cheerfully refunded. Description images and copy © 2004-2014 Significant Cars. Inc.