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Mercedes-Benz 170H Saloon (W28) 4-cyl. svansmotor — 1936

H stands for "Heckmotor". Today, this model is one of the most unusual Mercedes cars built and sought after collectors worldwide.

Frans Johansson
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"Unfinished renovation. Engine and gearbox renovated, seat fabric replaced as original. all detailing re chromed, body painted (not perfect). Assembly and some completion remaining."

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Frans Johansson
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"Unfinished renovation. Engine and gearbox renovated, seat fabric replaced as original. all detailing re chromed, body painted (not perfect). Assembly and some completion remaining."


An earlier ongoing renovation, that needs some work to reach its former glory. This car is now partially de mounted and recently the dashboard has been refurbished, seating upholstery has been replaced with hand-woven original fabrics. The engine compartment has also been updated, and condition of the engine and gearbox has been refurbished by the previous owner “not documented”

With only 1500 copies built and its history as Mercedes first attempt to create a “Folk car”, 170H today is a very unusual and sought after collector car worldwide. This project is near complete just requires some time, carpets, roof lining and some small details. Very few cars remain, most were destroyed during World War II when the car, thanks to its rear mounted engine, performed very well on bad roads. Ferdinand Porsche creator of the Volkswagen, had been chief engineer at Daimler-Benz between 1923 and 1928, when the little rear-engined Mercedes-Benz sedans was under development.

Technical data

  • Year
  • Registration date
  • Mileage
  • Registration Number
  • Chassis Number
  • Kw / hp
    38 / 51 
  • Fuel Type
  • Transmission
    Manual 3 speed with overdrive 
  • Interior finish
  • Colour
    Turquoise and light green 


  • Mechanical condition:

    Not started, newly renovated engine compartment, new wiring

  • Interior condition:

    New high quality upholstery and renovated instrument panel.

  • Exterior condition:

    Some body panels need fitting. Repainted a few years ago and now needs cutting and polish . All the rubber seals need fitting . Newly painted rims but two of the hub caps are missing. New tires. Grade 4 on the body, Grade 3 on the paint work

  • General condition:

    Good renovation project with lots of work done. Require some missing interior parts and details but an amazing investment opportunity.

MOT (tech. insp.)

OBS! Detta objekt säljs exekutivt för konkursförvaltare. Här gäller inte konsumentköplagens regler, utan objektet säljs i befintligt skick som det står. (= samma regler som när Kronofogden säljer).

Oreggad, köparen får själv regga in bilen efter ursprungskontroll.

Facts about the model

38 bhp, 1,697 cc water-cooled flathead four-cylinder engine, four-speed manual transmission, transverse leaf-spring front suspension, coil-spring rear suspension, and four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 2,600 mm
Introduced in 1935, the 170 H was a more powerful variant of Hans Nibel’s earlier 130 H, as it was equipped with an appropriately enlarged engine that now completely occupied the space in the rear of the automobile. It remained in production after World War II, and it joined its earlier sibling in being one of the original German “people’s cars”. Sporting three headlamps, the centre being a driving lamp, a rear-mounted engine, and streamlined bodywork, the design, in many ways, recalled the famous Czechoslovakian Tatra. Survivors are particularly rare and hard to find today, particularly pre-war examples, as so few of them survived the conflict.
The two-door Saloon offered here is a older restoration. Chrome has been selectively re-plated as necessary throughout, and notably, for what was a lower-cost Mercedes-Benz of this period, the interior has an impeccably elegant feel, with clear, round, chrome-edged gauges in a pure white dashboard, which is surrounded by polished wood trim. Despite its diminutive size, the 170 H can hold four adult passengers, as it has a full rear seat. Opening the front boot lid reveals a spare and a small tool kit, which includes a hubcap wrench and hand crank!
Any collection of streamlined pre-war European cars needs a 170 H. This 170 H has been rarely seen, it is unusual, and it can be imminently used for purring through local roads or around a show field, and the opportunity to buy such a nice example as this is rare indeed.

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·     Sunday 29 april kl. 12:00 to 17:00
·     Tuesday 1 maj kl. 12:00 to 17:00
·     Thursday 3 maj kl. 14:00 to 19:00

Address: Göteborg, Agnesbergsvägen 28, 424 38 Agnesberg

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