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Sunday 24 November 2019

1949 Mercedes-Benz V170 - Bonhams MPH November Sale Bicester Heritage, Bicester Tuesday 26th November 2019


Bonhams MPH
November Sale
Bicester Heritage, Bicester
Tuesday 26th November 2019

1949 Mercedes-Benz V170
Registration no. VLF88
Chassis no. WDB13601014908

*Little-seen model

*Strong club support

Odometer Reading: 92471
MOT Expiry: Exempt

Much of the Mercedes-Benz reputation for build quality and reliability was built on the foundations of models like the V170: Practical and long-lived, these models would, with sensible maintenance, last for decades. MPH's four-door cabriolet example has received a full, chassis-up restoration. The bodywork has been painted red and white and the interior re-trimmed in off-white, piped in red, with fresh colour-complementing carpets while our vendor reports that the engine has been rebuilt. In all, an unusual and highly practical pre-war car.


  • Vendor Score Total: 88/100

    Bidders should note that the automated 100-point Seller's Assessment is provided by each Seller at the point of consignment using the guidelines below, and is not provided, assessed or verified by Bonhams MPH. Accordingly Customers (Bidders) are on notice that each vehicle is offered "as is / as seen" subject to the Conditions of Sale for the auction, and Customers (Bidders) are strongly recommended to view the Lot(s) being offered, before bidding, in order to satisfy themselves as to their condition; Bonhams MPH will not entertain disputes over Sellers' Assessments.

    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Driveaway | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    Body Work: 4
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 5
    Glass: 5
    Paint: 4
    Wheels/Tyres: 5

    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 4
    Headlining: 4
    Seats: 5
    Trim: 4

    ENGINE TOTAL: 19/20
    Mechanical components: 5
    Running: 5
    Starting: 4
    Under Bonnet: 5

    Axles: 4
    Brakes: 4
    Gearbox/Clutch: 4
    Suspension: 5

    Ancillary components: 4
    Main components: 4

    Car History File: 4

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