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Published at 21/09/2015 11:55:41 from Argentina, 10064 visits.
This beauty was manufactured in Germany between 1952 and 1953, keeping the design of the pre-war years: a wise decision of Daimler-Benz, which has always shown to know very well the taste and preferences of their customers. It belongs to the generation of cars that saved the company from bankruptcy, the plight of many others in those days. This Mercedes Benz 170 SD combines diesel engine 170 D with the executive body of the 170 S. It is full of curiosities: the "suicide doors" to allow a comfortable and elegant entrance. In addition to operating the Horn, ring of the wheel controls turn lights. The direction indicators are two arms with light that lie between the front and rear doors on each side of the vehicle. It is a novelty of the model, the incorporation of three ashtrays and lighter. It has factory tube radio Becker. The advertisements of the time pointed out the importance of fuel economy that allowed diesel engines. The car has a pedal of lubricants, lubrication from the driver's seat, while the vehicle is in motion. Is fabricarón about 13,000 units, between January 1952 and August 1953. Even discontinued production, the car remained extremely popular for a long time. Mercedes Benz 170 SD chassis was used for police vehicles, ambulances, pickups, vans and taxis. They sold about 4,000. Many of these chassis were purchased by Argentine companies: Zugner and Zanetti experts had been the only ones who had been able to visit Germany assembly plants.

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