With its roots going back before World War II, the 170 (W136) was the car that helped Mercedes-Benz return to regular production and aid in the company’s recovery after the devastation it suffered at the hands of allied bombers. As its name implies, the 170 utilized a 1.7 liter (1697cc), side valve four cylinder engine. The initial production run was actually before the war from 1936-1939. Following the hostilities, and with no ability to design and re-tool a new car, the 170 resumed production. Postwar examples were built between 1947 and 1953 resulting in about 155,000 total units during both production runs. Initially the 170 was a mid-range and modestly equipped car that made up the bulk of passenger car production. The chassis was also used as a basis for small trucks, ambulances and taxi cabs. But soon there was sufficient demand for a more upmarket version and the 170S was born for the 1949 model year. The S was very slightly larger than the standard 170, featured a leather interior and a full length folding canvas roof panel. For 1950, the engine was upgraded to 1,767cc and mated to an all-synchromesh 4-speed manual transmission. Suspension was also upgraded to telescopic d
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