I'm new to this forum and was hoping you guys could help me out . My neighbor claims to have a 1951 170 phaeton that he's thinking about selling. To be honest I've never heard of or seen one. Would anybody have any info,links,etc. Thanks,Scott
Thanks for the info. I have a bit of an update on the car. Its called a 170Da OTP, I guess it's a very limited body style. Guess thats why I've never heard of it. I'll try to get over there soon and see if I can snap some pics.I also forgot to mention in the original post that it is a four door
That explains a lot. the type designation is W170 Deisel type A ,open top phaeton.
If it were mine I would go directly to Daimler AG and check with Archives section because that is possibly a rebuilt prewar car . Mercedes rebuilt a lot of 170's in the years after WW2 to keep the plant going.
Got any pictures?
here is a desert version of the 170Da . One of my uncles was in the allied long range desert group and chased cars like across the western desert,leading to a lifetime love of Mercedes.Even after spending the end of the war in Colditz after being captured.
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